Ray Elliott and Mark Tierney of R&M Exhibitions got in touch with us earlier today to tell us about the inaugural Diecast Model Hobby and Diorama Show that will be hosted at the prestigious Punchestown Racecourse exhibition centre in Naas, Co Kildare from the 12th -13th of October 2013.
Described by the guys as an event that's a must for all enthusiasts of diecast models and dioramas they say "it will be the largest gathering of traders and displayers to be found under one roof in Ireland. In addition to the displays on view, the event will also encompass other attractions like full scale vintage cars, family entertainment, an extended hobby expo encompassing other collectors interests and much, much more.
The largest diecast model and diorama showroom in the country
Ray told me, “It is a challenge ...and our hope is that by creating an event like this, that it will be the highlight of the year for every model collector and diorama enthusiast in Ireland. It is also important for us to attract new people of all ages to our pastime. To do this we have invited some of the best in our business from throughout the country, thereby creating a focal point that encompasses everything that the avid collector and novice diorama maker will ever need to know in order to enjoy our pastime. In fact you could say we are building the largest diecast model and Diorama showroom in the country.”
The organisers have created a single location where everyone who has any interest in the hobby can come and find everything they want. It is an ideal event to introduce new products to both the committed enthusiast and the novice alike while providing great entertainment for all visitors. As an added attraction for the public the organisers have also established the Hobby Expo which will be hosted in the same venue on the weekend.
It sounds like it has all the hallmarks of a great family day out. Everybody attending Punchestown will also be treated to fun for all the family as there will be target shooting and much more for all the family. It is important for us that the enthusiasts and their families enjoy themselves.
Mark felt that it was important to open the event to all types of hobbyist and as such the guys have established an area that they hope will attract more people to the show and offer a distraction to those families and friends that haven’t yet been bitten by the Diecast collectors bug.
Here's to a great event guys!