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Feb 11, 2013, 01:10 AM
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Nice photos, thanks Aimee!
Feb 11, 2013, 01:43 AM
r/c ships and workboats
Back from 3 days of hobby show. A few hicups to the show with the use of 2 buildings and only a few vendors this year. Models on contest display were down as well.Also not very many deals for the boaters this year either. The up sides was the boat pond and the NW R/C Shipmodelers had one of the best displays ever at the show and had a lot of possitive feedback. The clubs repersented by the boat community included: 2 scale, 1 sailboat, 1 fast electric racing, and 1 ic racin. Overall, I thought the boats clubs were better repersented than the flying clubs or car groups. Some of the live demos included: non stop fun on the boat pond, small electric flying, armored tank battels, battle botts arena fighting ( sat. only ), rock crawlers zone, flat track slider racing ( sunday only), and a race track for charity ( watched a lot of families enjoy this one!) and I am sure a few other things I missed. As always, one of my favorite aspects of the event is seeing all the freinds and aquaintences I have made over the last 25 plus years of doing the hobbies. Is one of the only events where we gat a chance to chatt since usally at a 1 day event too busy doing the fun stuff. Thanks to all those that came out to enjoy this years event.
Feb 11, 2013, 02:03 AM
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Thanks for the photos - looks like we missed another good time at the pond!
Feb 11, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Photo 28, whats up with that? l though the picture was messed up with half a tug.
Feb 11, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Great coverage Keith, thanks very much, a bit of everything ~

Thata a BIG show !
Feb 11, 2013, 09:53 AM
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There were WAAYYY too many airplanes, and not nearly enough boats!

Umi was spotted showing some younger potential new hobbyists all about the boats in the pond, and Kieth was dutifully manning his booth.

The two buildings thing was a real drag. It separated the action in really poor ways.
Feb 11, 2013, 02:52 PM
r/c ships and workboats
Originally Posted by tigman
Photo 28, whats up with that? l though the picture was messed up with half a tug.
That is a working half model. Creates a great illusion on the water and many a second look when it turns to from full side model to half. It was made by Phil Northrup of Wenatche to prove it can be done and shot folks how a model works.
Thanks Tim as there is a bit of every thing for everyone. Been better if it was all under 1 roof as the general 'electricity/excitement" can be felt when all to gether and a lot of people in an area.
The boat pond always had a crowd around it when I would take a break to stretch the legs.
Always way too many aero prodjects and gear--but then again they are the largest segment of the r/c hobbies around here ( although you wouldn't have known that from all the boats on display!!!!!). Every few years the boat modelers get to have a heyday with boat stuff in the swap meet.......
Feb 11, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Thanks for the info, l just thought it was cool as heck to see someone build it for show.

It's great to see kids get the have fun at a show like this...
Feb 11, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Back to the title of this thread.
Originally Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki
Oh, I wonder what events there will be?



(Crawfish Festival 10th and 11th)
Foss cup 17
Burnaby 18...
After last years debacle with dates, we here in Burnaby are officially waiting for the Foss Cup group to announce their dates and we will as usual arrange for our regatta for the following Sunday.
In the mean time our season opening BBQ will be on May 5th, all welcome.
This years theme is a swap meet as well as the usual Free running and Freighter tug teams.

President BAMM
Feb 11, 2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tigman
Photo 28, whats up with that? l though the picture was messed up with half a tug.
From the show... Phil Northrup's half hull Martha Foss.

NW Hobby Expo Boat Pond 2013 (0 min 57 sec)
Feb 11, 2013, 10:45 PM
Taking care of the pond.
Great pictures,
Thank You
Feb 12, 2013, 08:54 AM
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Thanks Umi, That is so cool
Feb 12, 2013, 03:00 PM
r/c ships and workboats
The annual tug event known as Foss Cup will be the third Saturday in August, the 17th this year--officially!

Hey i might be able come up for this years opening day then..
Feb 18, 2013, 04:27 PM
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BAMM Show Brentwood Town Centre Mall

The Burnaby Association Of Marine Modellers is having a one day display at the Brentwood Town Centre Mall on Saturday February 23rd in Burnaby.
The display will be located just outside the interior entrance to London Drugs.
(No Pool)

Last edited by canute; Feb 18, 2013 at 05:28 PM.

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