Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Class winners Midland Expo 2013 competition.

Photo montage of the the competition class winners at Sunday's show. Photographs courtesy/copyright of Terry Walton.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Last Minute Update

With everything coming together for tomorrow's show there have been a few alterations and changes to the list of clubs attending. Regrettably Locate and Cement will be unable to attend  but we have had two new, last minute bookings from RAF Germany SIG and St Athan Model Club. For the full list of clubs attending please go to the Exhibitors page.

For those entering the competition please remember when filling in your entry slips to PRINT your name and the model details clearly and legibly. Should you be a winner and the organisers have difficulty reading the slip your name may be mis-spelt or, worse, appear to be for someone else altogether.

The weather forecast for the Birmingham area is for a bright morning and sunshine and showers during the afternoon. Temperatures should be a little cooler than of late but we will probably still need to open the exterior doors at some point for ventilation, as those of you at the show the past two years will know the hall can become uncomfortably hot at times.

We look forward to seeing you at the show and hope everyone has a great day.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Almost There

Yes, we're nearly there, Midland Expo 2013 is this Sunday 28th July and all the preparations are now just about completed.

There are a couple of things we need to remind and inform visitors to the show about.

First, for those people coming from outside Birmingham, although it has been widely reported in the media, please be aware that the Queensway tunnels, St Chad's and Paradise Circus are both closed for renovation and upgrading. This is causing considerable congestion in Birmingham city centre as people seek alternative routes, even on Sundays. So if your satnav wants to take you via the A38(M) Aston Expressway from J. 6 (Spaghetti Junction) in towards the centre of Brum, best to ignore it and carry on down the M6 to J.4 and take the M42 south to J.3 and  follow the instructions on the Venue/Directions page.

There will be a charity tombola at the show run by the local Red Cross shop staff with all proceeds going towards the financing of an accommodation unit for the families of service personnel being treated at Military Wing of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Selly Oak in Birmingham. A truly worthwhile cause we think everyone will agree, and urge you to part with some cash and perhaps win something for yourself as well.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Two weeks to go!

Midland Expo is now just a fortnight away and while there are no more trade spaces available we have had a couple of club cancellations which means that there is a small amount of exhibitor space left. So if your club, IPMS branch or SIG has not yet booked but would like to come please contact Rob Barwick the Exhibitor Booking Secretary without delay,

As ever there will be a show competition and details of the classes and rules are now available to download as PDFs, please click on the following links;
Competition Classes and Competition Rules.