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Foal Farm Country Festival 2014

Report by Tim Surtell

On 20th July Chris Fry and I supported the Friends of Animals League by setting up a SELMEC stand at their annual Country Fair in Biggin Hill. We were blessed with sunshine all day, with torrential rain only arriving as we were leaving!

Our stand at the festival
Our stand at the festival

Chris brought along his Meccano model railway (which looked very impressive on 10 feet of track), a Meccanograph, an orrery and various other models. I had my Konkoly Spanish Knight, a few small models, and the Lightning Leap buzz-wire game, set up to accept 10p coins instead of 2p coins in order to raise as much money as possible — we collected over £46 by the end of the day.

Most visitors appeared to be new to Foal Farm and hadn’t seen my display at last year's festival, so went away with a new experience of Meccano and a flyer for our Meccano Show.

A girl investigates Chris's Kepler 16 Orrery
A girl investigates Chris's Kepler 16 Orrery

Another willing volunteer attempts to make the Lightning Leap
Another willing volunteer attempts to make the Lightning Leap

Chris shows off his Meccanograph
Chris shows off his Meccanograph...

Chris demonstrates his model railway
...and demonstrates his model railway

 

» This article appeared in the September 2014 issue of SELMEC News.

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