'Twas the night before
by Brett Green
Telford International Centre
21 November, 2003
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The Telford exit from the Motorway was welcome after a long drive on a cold
day through rain, fog and traffic jams. However, any thought of road fatigue was
cast aside at the prospect of catching a glimpse of ScaleModelworld under
I decided to drop in and take a few photos while traders and clubs were
ScaleModelworld occupies two enormous halls at the Telford International
Centre. When I arrived around 4pm, the area was a hive of activity as stands
were erected, stock was stacked and models carefully positioned.
Even at this early stage, the contrast between this event and the IPMS USA
Nationals is interesting. The general public areas at Telford incorporating
traders, clubs and Special Interest Groups is much larger than the two US events
that I have attended - perhaps up to twice as big in raw floorspace. A decent
proportion of this area is given over to the display of models not in
competition. On the other hand, the competition area appears to be much smaller
than its US counterpart.
Tomorrow morning, contestants and visitors will be streaming in. I will be
one of them!
I hope I get a chance to say hello to many HyperScale visitors on Saturday
and Sunday, but even for those who can't make it, I will be posting reports
tomorrow and Sunday nights.
The night before Telford...
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