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Model Extravaganza at Summerlee
7-8 September 2013


It's September again and it was time for the Summerlee Model Extravaganza.

The Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, in Coatbridge S'lee gateopened it's doors for two days over the weekend, filled with invited model clubs of all kinds to show off their boats, trains, planes and automobiles, not to mention the collection by the Wonderful World of TV & Film.
Clubs from all over Scotland were in attendance. Many traders came and set out their wares, they did a brisk trade with the modelling enthusiasts, with holes being burnt in many a pocket.

John McAFor the short time this event has been running, it has quickly grown into a premier event.
All credit to John McAllister for all his hard work. Well done John.

Practically one half of the museums floor space had tables set up with the various model clubs showing off their excellent work. A credit to all of them for making the effort to be there. A lot of work was put in just setting and clearing up.

Prizes were awarded with Brian Cowell winning Exact Scale Semi-Kit, for his HMS  Arun. Johnny Mason won the Steering & Docking, using Tug-cam, beating Fast Robert (3rd) & Eddie (not quoted) and well deserved it was. Well done to them.

A special mention for our Chris Club displayDaisley, for organizing our tables. Well done Chris!
It's the best I've ever seen ours look.Chris I think you are the "Table Marshal" from now on, whether you like it or not! A badge and a set of spurs coming your way.

We had a wee steering and docking competition down at the S&D participantsold canal basin, it went well. We all had a hoot trying to put off the competition, in a friendly banter sort of way of course. It was won by young Johnny Mason. Hes getting too good at all these competitions Think we should blindfold him next time. Well done Johnny!

All in, it was a belter of a weekend, well done to all concerned. I for one, am looking forward to many more.

Two photo album of the event, can be seen, one for boats, the other for everyhing else.

Report by Neil McCarron
GRMBC 2010