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Mar 09, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Chicago Model Boat Show

We did this event in 2010, and after I posted pics here,I got feedback that others
would be interested if it ran here we go !

APRIL 14 , 2013 11am to 4pm

Meineke Recreation Center
220 East Weathersfield Way

Presented by
Fleet 4 Commanders
Chicago RC Model Yacht Club
Midwest Model Shipwrights
Northshore Deadeyes
Nautical Research & Ship Model Society

Models will include static and RC boats and ships,pleasure boats,work boats,tug boats , and sailboats-plus many types of static models.

if you guys have any questions, just private message me through RCG.
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Mar 09, 2013, 04:28 PM
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More info........

OK,I have been asked a couple of questions off line..

1) I forgot to mention, ADMISSION is free, and NO FEEs to display at show.

2)Tables and chairs provided by the facility

this is a new venue, haven't seen it myself yet. Honestly, I myself never
thought about "running" at this, and do not know if the main organizers, the
Fleet 4 Commanders ever talked of it either--but I will certainly ask now.
this IS intended to be a BI-annual event.
NO idea what the Rec center would think of a portable pond...
Don't know what the investment would be, plus this is such a low key, one
day, 5 hour deal.......every 2 years........

you will see the expressway route 290 ( no tolls) out in the suburbs running
north and south-it has a full interchange with something called the "Elgin
O'Hare Expressway ( it connects to neither---don't ask )
so, north or southbound- exit the 290 onto the WEST bound Elgin/OHare
and look for the Roselle Road exit ( north ).go up one mile and turn right
onto Weathersfield Way--big facility on the north side of the road.
Apr 08, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Hi Guys
our modest little Model Boat Show is this coming Sunday.
just thought I would "bump" this thread as a reminder if anyone is interested !
Apr 08, 2013, 11:27 PM
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Here's the link for the flyer
John R.
Apr 15, 2013, 10:23 PM
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I was just talking to our club president. He went down to the show with jshander. He said they had a great time and were very impressed with the fantastic models the Chicago guys had on display. jshander shot some photos and hopefully he will find his way here to post them.
Apr 15, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Chicago show

I really wanted to attend and thought I was, but the better halfs training was cancled due to a death in her training persons family. Maybe next time. I hope someone has pictures to post. Still wont be the same but what do you do.
Apr 16, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Bob sorry you couldn't make it, I was looking for you, I took some pictures that I will post on our club web site, and a friend of mine that was with me and took a lot of pictures, when I get his disk I'll put them on the web sit also and let everyone know the address, till I get that done here some for now
John R.
Apr 16, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Nice More drooling LOL
Apr 16, 2013, 10:38 PM
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The were plenty of great folks, and lots of beautiful boats! We will be uploading our pics to the Fleet 4 website this week, and some more choice photos right here too!

Many thanks to Jim Shander for the great deal on his original Hartman hull. It has been given another loving home!! I hope to have it ready and worthy for the 2015 show! We'll see you again in July!

And, many thanks to Kurt Van Dahm for the great deal on the Wilder tug. It will be given new life, with pictures to follow!

Apr 18, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Thanks for invite

I am glad the Hartman hull will find a good use. Thanks for the hospitality too.
Rich Sterle an I enjoyed the show. Hope some of you can make it up to
Kohler for our event on Sat July 27 for a relaxing fun regatta. Still trying to post pictures with this new gadget but only get 1 per post!
Apr 18, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Nice Dumas model from a gentleman from southern IL
Apr 18, 2013, 09:44 PM
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Really deluxe transport case

This is the way to transport a delicate masterpiece
Apr 20, 2013, 11:53 PM
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Here's the links for the rest of the pictures of the boat show
John R.

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Apr 22, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the pictures.Nice show.
Apr 22, 2013, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rotation slim
Thanks for the pictures.Nice show.
I am glad someone from our area went to this show. Thanks for the representation Rod

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