EMGS and Area Group Events

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
    Change of venue - Now at Brewhouse & Kitchen
    20th September
    Chilterns Area Group Meeting
    CHANGE OF VENUE!
     
    Evening meeting
    Brewhouse and Kitchen
    115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467

     

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  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    EveningTony Stoker's

    Our forthcoming September Area Group meeting is at Tony Stoker’s in Lightcliffe on the evening of Thursday September 21st.

    For details please contact Karl Crowther on 01254 877855 or by email karlcrowther@btinternet.com

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  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    1:00 pmStannington Village Hall
    Our next meeting will be Sunday 24th September from 1.00pm,

    at

    Stannington Village Hall, Main Street,

    Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6EL

    This will be an opportunity to bring something along that you have been working along recently and show it off, or ask for some advice. All this, while putting together the final details for Workshopwise. Catering will be the usual arrangement – just bring a plate of something to share.

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  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    Arthington Hall

    Project Workshop at Arthington Hall from 1.00 pm to 6 pm

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.
    0113 414 5431               email  chrisbatchelor17@hotmail.co.uk

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  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    10.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall

    Workshop Wise 2017

    Saturday 14th October
    10.30am 4.30pm
    Stannington Village Hall,
    Main Street,
    Stannington,
    Morpeth, NE61 6EL

    (just off the A1 south of Morpeth)

    A day of practical modelling demonstrations from members of the NE & Borders Area Group along with some layouts to look at too.

    A supporting cast of David Dunn’s 'Railways of the North East' slide show throughout the day.

    With trade support from:-
    Tynedale Trains - Smart Models - Dave Alexander Models
    Lanarkshire Models and Supplies - 52F Models
    Cumbrian Railways Association

    The EMGS Sales Stand will be attending this event.
    and not forgetting some rather good catering.

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  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    Colin Ashby's

    21st & 22nd October

    Injection Moulding – Colin Ashby
    The programme :- Talk on Plastics, moulds, and injection moulding.
    Then into the workroom to look at the mould making and injection moulding machines.
    Highlight, starting one of the injection moulding machines and producing some wagon kits.
    Back into the house for questions and general talk over a drink and nibbles.
    The last hour operating Striven.

    3 visitors per session.
    Session 1. 21st October Saturday 10am to 1.00pm for 3 people: Fully Booked
    Session 2. Saturday 2.00pm to 5.00pm. for 3 people: Fully Booked
    Session 3. 22nd October Sunday 10am to 1.00pm. for 3 people: Fully Booked
    Session 4. 2.00pm to 5.00pm: 3 places left

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.
    0113 414 5431               email  chrisbatchelor17@hotmail.co.uk

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  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    10:30 amNewton-in-Bowland Village Hall
    EXPO-BOWLAND 2017 
    Saturday 21 October 
    Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall 
    The October meeting of the EMGS Craven & Ribble Area Group, with support 
    from the Fylde Area Group of the Scalefour Society 
    Provisional Programme 
    Timetable 
    Doors Open 1030 
    Set-up1030  1230 
    Open1230 
    Lunch1300 
    Close1630 
    Layouts 
    The MillChris Rogers 
    Threescore ValeNigel Hopwood 
    Ironing BoardArnie Chadwick 
    Demonstrators and Displays 
    Alan Catlow5.5mm scale Trams 
    John SykesIngrow Signal Box 
    Jonathan OldfieldNarrow Gauge  
    Norman PedleyModern Image Wagons (to be confirmed) 
    Mike NorrisCAD etc. 
    Chris Littleworth Signalling 
    Alex Dewar Muirhaven 
    Suggested Donation of £5 per head to cover lunch and hall hire.  Any surplus 
    to being donated to charity as per 2016. 
    Further details from Neville Pearson. Email preferred: nev2new@gmail.com. 
    Phone: 01200 446437. 
     
    DIRECTIONS TO NEWTON IN BOWLAND  Sat Nav BB7 3DZ 
    From Preston follow the A59 to Clitheroe/Skipton. 
    At the second roundabout on the dual carriageway turn left to 
    Clitheroe on A671.  (1st roundabout has a McDonalds next to it) 
    Follow the road into Clitheroe.  At mini-roundabout bear right.  
    Follow the road with Homebase on your left.  Straight on at next 
    mini-roundabout.  You will pass Tesco on your left.   
    At roundabout (BP garage on your right) go straight on. 
    At next junction go straight on (pass Dentist to your left). 
    At next junction turn right under railway bridge. 
    Follow the B6478 through Waddington. 
    Carry on on the B6478 onto Waddington Fell  you will cross 2 
    cattle grids and thence to Newton in Bowland. 
    Over hump backed bridge bear left by pub.  At next junction 
    bear left and then left again.  Village Hall is on your left after 50 
    yards. 
    Parking on the roadside past the Village Hall.   
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  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    Wells Town Hall

    This is a combined AGM/Members day and also incorporates a modelling workshop.

    10.30am - 4.30pm

    Below are the details of the AGM, followed by the information on the modelling workshop. Finally there are bus details on how to get to Wells. There is no railway station in Wells.

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the EM Gauge Society Limited will be held on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RB
    The meeting will commence at 2pm sharp.
    The Agenda will be as follows.
    Notice convening the meeting.
    Apologies for absence.
    Minutes of the last AGM.
    Matters Arising.
    Officer’s reports
    Including Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Trade Officer.
    Chairman’s address
    Election of Officers
    Election of the Board
    Any Other Business
    The Annual Competition will be held during the day, with the results announced once the AGM has been completed.
    Full details and reports will be circulated in a later Newsletter.
    Roger Sawyer - EMGS Secretary

    4mm Modellers Workshop
    Admission £5.00, EM Society Members FREE
    As part of the Members day and AGM this year the North West Somerset Area Group of the EM Society have arranged the Modellers Workshop. The Workshop will be held in the Main Hall of the building. Come and learn, chat and socialise with fellow modellers.

    Layouts
    Maiden Newton, under construction                Gerry Beale
    Wookey, under construction, 1930’s GWR      Malcolm Jones
    M Shed (extended) Bristol Docks                    John England
    Vintners Yard, LBSC 1870                               Eric Gates
    Cheddar S&D 1920’s                                       Simon Challis

    Demonstrators - for you to consult
    Loco Building                            Dave Burnett
    Track Building                           Tony Gomersall
    Scenery                                     Martin Goodall
    Model Buildings                         David Barrett
    Learn to solder                          Roger Sawyer
    Weathering locos & stock by:-  Doug Richards, Barry Larkin & Paul Lewis
    DCC                      Peter Everett/Allan Jones
    Modern Image      TBA
    Modelling in EM & P4A          Andrew Ullyott
    Detailing RTR stock & locos  Gerry Beale

    Traders
    Eileen’s Emporium, tools and materials
    Branchlines, motors, gear boxes, kits & bits
    South West Digital, DCC supplies TBC
    Gas Cupboard Models, general model shop
    Bill Hudson Transport Books, New and Second hand
    EM Society Trade, take advantage of this facility

    Refreshments

    St Matthews Wookey fund Raising, drinks, cakes and sandwiches to order.

    Getting there by Public Transport
    There is a half hourly bus service from Bristol to Wells, the Mendip Xplora service 376; final destination Street.

    Travelling by train to Bristol Temple Meads, The stop for this bus is at the bottom of station Approach, on the right.
    In Wells the stop is at the HSBC bank 150 yds from the Town Hall. For your return journey go down the town to the Wells Bus station.

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  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017

    DCC  - presentation by Bill Wyatt-Millington
    Advantages of DCC and how to do it

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.
    0113 414 5431               email  chrisbatchelor17@hotmail.co.uk

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  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Quiz (provisional)

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.
    0113 414 5431              email  chrisbatchelor17@hotmail.co.uk

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  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    The Kidderminster Railway Museum

    Next years Skills day will be at The Kidderminster Railway Museum

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  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    Sun
    20
    May
    2018
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    Updated - 19/08/2017 Changes to exhibits.

    Venue has been booked. Will update with details when available.

    On-site parking - Catering and Licensed Bar.

    (your ticket is valid for both days)

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Benfieldside - NER (1907) - EM - Tim Surrell & Julian Tywhitt

    Black Country Blues - BR Blue era - EM - Staffordshire Finescale Group

    Black Lion Crossing - BR(E) - EM - Geoff Kent

    Clutton - GWR 1930's - P4 - Tim Venton (one of it's last appearances)

    Flintcombe  - P4 –  SDJR - Dorset Gang of Four

    Great Swilling – EM – BR(M)- David Burnett

    Lower Exbury –  P4 – Alison Barker

    Midland Sidings – P4 – Midland -   Westinghouse MRC

    Stoke-by-Nayland - BR(E) - P4 - David Hawkins

    plus more

    Guest Layout
    TBA

    Traders.

    TBA

     

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