EMGS and Area Group Events

  • Thu
    Great Harwood

    Karl Crowther hosts the groups March meeting at Great Harwood.

    Please call  01254 877855 for further details.

    ‘Hebble Vale Goods’, plans for ‘Kentside Mk 2’ and hopefully a practical modelling session.


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  • Sat
    Littleborough Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough,OL15 9AE

    Located on Lodge Street, a quiet cobbled area in the heart of Littleborough's central conservation area.Within 5 minutes walk of both the bus terminus and railway station (on the Manchester-Leeds via Rochdale line).  Just opposite the Parish Church.  There is free car parking at the Coach House and on adjacent streets.

    The 4th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day

    The family of Chris Kedgley, the former Chairman of the EM gauge society (and active member of the Scalefour Society) who passed away in June 2013, “gifted” his models and un-built kits to the EMGS.  Chris was a highly skilled modeller who as well as building also painted and lined his models.

    With the proceeds of sale from these models now exceeding £5,000 the committee have decided to hold a fourth “Skills Day” (the first in the North of England) in his memory.

    The event will comprise of a number of demonstrators of (at least 15) covering a wide range of modelling skills, plus two award-winning layouts exhibited “sans drapes”

    Visitors will be encouraged (where practicable) to “have a go”.

    Date: Sat March 11th 2017

    Location: Littleborough Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough Nr Rochdale OL15 9AE (5 mins walk from Littleborough Station which is a 20min train journey from Manchester Victoria)

    Hours:         11am to 4.30pm

    Cost  :        Admission £3

    EMGS Members FREE  (Don’t forget your membership cards)

    Catering: The Cherry Tree café is adjacent to the venue.

    Demonstrations already confirmed (more to come) include: -



      • Soldering for absolute beginners - Roger Sawyer
      • Signal Construction - Karl Crowther
      • Etched Coach Construction- Dave Carter
      • Alex Jackson (AJ’s) Couplings- Tony Williams
      • White metal soldering - Derek Evans
      • Architectural Model Construction - Andy Cooper
      • Track and Turnout Construction -Tony Sullivan
      • The art of Tree making and scenics - Dave Hawkins
      • Ready to run loco conversions and chassis construction – Peter Hill
      • ‘On my workbench’ Ian Worthington & Martin Edmondson featuring installation of point motors and control system for the fiddle yard on Ian’s EM ‘Glaisden’ layout.
      • Resin casting in the preparation of coach sides - Martin Stringer
      • Rolling stock detailing including laser glaze coach windows and wagon weathering - . Ben Lord & Dai Davies
      • Modelling Road Vehicles including working vehicles using radio control and the Faller system - Phil Taylor
      • Not all wagons are the same!! – Duncan Redford

    There will also be a Loco clinic for troublesome models run by John James who will also be expounding the virtues of Split Chassis Loco Construction.

    The EMGS "Trade Stand" will be in attendance.

    This event is organised on behalf of the EMGS mainly by Tony Sullivan (EMGS Publicity Officer) with the considerable help of Karl Crowther and members of The Rochdale MRG.  (Contact 07806 093340 or publicity@emgs.org

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  • Thu

    Andy Innes hosts the groups April meeting at Waterfoot.

    Please call  01706 217787 for further details.

    Operating session on ‘Arthington’.

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  • Sat
    10.00-17.30Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    Whether you model in 00, EM or P4 there will be inspirational layouts, 'show you how' demonstration by some of our leading modellers, interactive lecture programme and over 40 specialist traders. Plus our very own Trade Stand, Members Sales stand and our Test Track.

    Saturday 10.30 - 17.30

    Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

    On-site parking - Catering and Licensed Bar.

    Visitor £8.00   Child £2.00  Family (2 plus 2) £16.00

    Members £6.00

    (your ticket is valid for both days)


    Trewithick - GWR 1940's - EM  Graeme Vickery
    London Road - LNWR pre grouping - P4 - Jol Wilkinson
    Swaynton - BR (S) 1960's - EM - North West Surrey Area Group
    Weslo Steels - Blue Diesel 1970's - EM - Dave Tailbey
    East Becton - London Tilbury pre grouping - EM - Brian Wakeling
    Sandford & Banwell - GWR 1930's - P4 - Peter & Jeff Day
    Middle Peak - Industrial - EM - North East & Borders Area Group
    Pwllheli - Cambrian Coast 2000 - P4 - Ian & Jonathan Buckie
    Glaisdon - BR (NE) 1960's - EM  - Ian Worthington
    Navigation Road - 1970's Blue Diesels - EM - Joe Newman

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    Gweek North Quay (7mm 0-16.5 Independent narrow gauge 1920's)


    247 Development
    Alan Gibson
    Ambis Engineering
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    C&L Finescale
    Cambrian Models
    Cooper Craft
    Costal DCC
    Dart Castings, Montys Models and MJT
    David Geen Model Railway Kits (*)
    Eileen's Emporium
    Elite Baseboards
    GW Models
    H&A Models
    High Level
    Hobby Holidays
    Isinglass Models
    Kernow Model Rail Centre
    London Road Models
    Marc Models
    Mega Points Controllers
    Mike King (Southern drawings)
    Model Railway Developments (*)
    Mousa Models
    Penbits Model Railways
    Prickley Pear Products
    Poppy's (*)
    Roger Carpenter Photograph
    Roxey Mouldings
    RT Models
    Rumney Models
    South Eastern Finecast
    Steam Age
    Wild Swan Books Ltd
    Wizard Models

    (*) to be confirmed.


    Andrew Ullyott - Starting in EM Helpdesk
    Geoff Kent - Using plasticard
    Roy Jackson - Retford Locos
    Peter Hill - RTR  loco Conversions
    Vernon Harrod - Kit and scratch built rolling stock
    John McCrea - CAD drawings for etching
    Mick Moore - 'The Peter Denny Collection Display - Buckingham 70 Years'
    Tony Gee -  'The Peter Denny Collection Display - Buckingham 70 Years'
    Dave Hawkins - Trees and other scenics
    Ray Hodson - Soldering (incl RSU's)
    John James - Split Chassis Loco Construction
    Peter Sutherland - Plastic Coaches
    Tony Sullivan  - Bullhead Trackwork Construction



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  • Sat
    10.00-17.30Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES

    Specialist traders, P4 and EM layouts, comprehensive "show you how" demonstrations and members secondhand sales.

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Takeroo - WW1 Army/Industrial - EM - Andy York & Andy Banks
    plus more



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  • Sat
    10.00-17.30Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    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)

    Clutton - GWR 1930's - P4 - Tim Venton (one of it's last appearances)
    Canada Street - BR 1970's - EM - Peter Johnson
    Hayning Island - BR(S) - EM - Tom Haynes
    Clatterford - BR(E) - East Ham MRC
    Eastwood - L&Y - P4 - South Hants MRC
    Black Lion Crossing - BR(E) - EM - Geoff Kent
    Sidmouth - BR(S) - Richard Harper
    plus more

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