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Don Fry02/10/2019 19:05:59
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I will be visiting the UK for the first time in nearly two years from next Sunday. I want to visit a LMC.

I will be doing bonding time with my sister, in Brixham, Devon.

Now I know Totem Hobbies, Plymouth. But there is another, in a smaller town. North West? Can't remember. Suggestions?

Steve J02/10/2019 19:11:53
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Phoenix MP

Devcon102/10/2019 19:13:12
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Two birds with one stone at least. Stan of Phoenix Model Products and Bekra in Newton Abott are well worth visiting. Bekra covers a range of Hobbies and Stan has a very well priced range of kit you'd be hard placed to beat. I also think there is a new shop opened in that rough area that may have had a mention in a recent mag. Enjoy your visit to Devon.

Don Fry02/10/2019 19:30:09
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Phoenix, that's the one. I think I will find time for a visit to Newton Abbott. Never been there.

Colin Carpenter02/10/2019 19:53:21
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AK Rc model shop Teignmouth ! Nr Morrison’s. Going November to stay In Shaldon so will visit it for the first time myself ! Colin

cymaz02/10/2019 19:57:25
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Here’s a link for AK Models

Don Fry02/10/2019 20:39:42
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OK, model fest then.

Peter Christy02/10/2019 20:50:25
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This coming Sunday or the 13th? I live at Broadsands, about 10 mins from Brixham. There's a very active community down here.

In addition to the shops already mentioned, there's Totem Hobbies in Plymouth, and AK RC Models at Teignmouth - all worth a visit!

12th and 13th is the AHA Helicopter meet at Charmouth (about an hour's drive away), and I'll be there over that week-end. Otherwise, if you fancy meeting up, I'm sure I can arrange something.

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Don Fry03/10/2019 06:52:14
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This coming Sunday Peter, and leaving on the 13th. I'm going to be careful with my time, as I still own a house near Bristol, and have to spend 2 days up there. But watching some helicopters fly seems seems hopeful.

Peter Miller03/10/2019 08:22:05
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There is one in St Austell, (Cornwall) in the old Market place.

I visited it in 1956 but it is still there and a club member visited it this year and said that it is good. It also feature in RCM&E a little while ago

Cliff 195904/10/2019 16:43:39
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Don you may want to ring Stan at Phoenix first to check he's there.

Don Fry05/10/2019 06:26:08
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Thank you Cliff.

David Davis05/10/2019 06:55:59
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Are there any good shops in Somerset? I'll be staying there for a few days next week.

Trevor Crook05/10/2019 19:07:17
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I visited AK models in Teignmouth yesterday. A pretty well stocked shop, staffed at the time by a friendly and helpful young lady. There was a problem parking near the shop - it's on a trading estate, and although it's in its own little fenced compound, this was full of cars despite there being no-one else in the shop. The surrounding roads are festooned with cars and double yellow lines, and I saw clamping in evidence. I parked at the local Morrisons, and it's a 2-minute walk between buildings to get to AK. Stupidly, I forgot to ask if there was a better way, but I'm sure they would be very helpful on the phone if you are going to visit.

Tim Chambers05/10/2019 21:13:10
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Posted by David Davis on 05/10/2019 06:55:59:

Are there any good shops in Somerset? I'll be staying there for a few days next week.

There is the Hobby Hangar in Yeovil.

Don Fry10/10/2019 15:00:49
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Anyway, in a fairly frantic week, and bonding time with my sister, having forgotten what a dreadful cook she is, kitchen full of gagets but empty of ingredients, I got to Totem today.

I reckon I entered a model shop for the first time in a decade. Walked out £170 poorer, or invested, depending on how you look at it.

Easy to sneak it home, as beloved, in France, is frantic, having found out I have a new leather jacket, purchased without supervision. Not helped by an email from a nephew stating it's pink, and the large hairy waiter in a restaurant was most taken with it, and me.

Dont know if I dare do another model shop.

For clarity, the jacket is a tan leather bomber jacket. I look like a sex God in it.

Edited By Don Fry on 10/10/2019 15:02:34

Peter Christy10/10/2019 19:24:24
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Don,

Sorry I missed your call today! You picked the one 30 minute period during the day when there was no-one in!

The weather isn't looking great this week-end, but if you still fancy a trip to the Charmouth heli event, directions are here: **LINK**

The red route is from Newlands Holiday camp, where most participants stay. From Brixham, you would be coming along the A35 from the top left of the picture, and doing an almost-Uturn at the first roundabout at Charmouth.

I'll be leaving early afternoon tomorrow, so still the possibility of a local meet-up if you fancy it.

Cheers,

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Pete

Don Fry10/10/2019 21:12:10
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Will phone tomorrow morning. Getting it done in the time is daunting.

Peter Christy13/10/2019 10:18:59
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Don and I managed to get together for a couple of hours on Friday morning! Always good to put a face to a name and have a chat about all things flying!

Hope you got back to France OK!

Cheers,

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Pete

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