EMGS, Area Group Events, and Exhibitions

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    Oldham

    Thursday April 26th. David Green, Oldham. An update on his model of Bury Bolton Street Station and a demo of his Silhouette Cutter. 0161 652 1278.

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  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    Arthington

    Electronic Layout Control – Presentation by Bill Wyatt-Millington and Frank Davies, to be followed by your own projects

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

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  • Tue
    08
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms
    South Hants Area Group presents:-
    Layout Presentation for Exhibitions.

    An evening illustrated talk by Eddie Bourne

    This will be held on Tuesday 8th May from 7.30pm at the

    South Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms,
    Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth PO6 3LS
    Eddie is an experienced modeller and exhibitor having been part of the team for layouts like St Merryn
    Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at the meeting.
    After the meeting you are invited to join the Portsmouth locals at "The George" just down the road.
    The meeting is open to all, whatever scale and standards you work in.
    For directions to Clubroom please refer to the SHMRC website - www.shmrc.org.uk/location-contacts/
    or for more information call Ray Hodson 07710 591511 or ray.hodson@sky.com
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  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018
    TBAAfternoon/evening visit to a member’s home.

    Afternoon/evening visit to a member’s home.

     

    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or

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  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    Sun
    20
    May
    2018
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE
    expoEM Spring 2018
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE
    2 day visitor ticket £9.00  -  Accompanied child  -  £2.00
    Family ticket  -  £16.00
    Members  -  £7.00
    (all tickets are valid for both days)

    The flagship event of the EM Gauge Society will take place as usual this year over the weekend of May 19th/20th at the now well-established venue of Bracknell Leisure Centre. On display will be at least ten finescale layouts representing the best in 4mm scale modelling, including Tim Venton’s ‘Clutton’ making its penultimate exhibition appearance, while the guest layout this time is Jerry Clifford’s ‘Tucking Mill’ in 2mm Finescale. In addition there will be plenty of opportunity to stock up on modelling supplies with over 30 specialist traders in attendance, plus a wide variety of  ‘Show you how’ demonstrations and other special interest society stands. As usual there will also be the EM and P4 test track, the EMGS Trade Stand and member’s second hand sales.

    Location: Within easy reach of both the M3 (Junction 3) and M4 (Junction 10). Follow the brown signs for Bracknell Leisure Centre. SAT NAV - RG12 9SE    Bracknell Railway Station is ¾ mile away. Free on-site parking, Catering (including licensed bar) and Level Access

    Hotel Accommodation Deal

    The special rate we negotiated for members visiting expoEM Spring and seeking overnight accommodation at the luxury 4 star Bracknell Grange Hotel is available for this year with rooms presently ready to be booked. The cost is £62  (double or twin occupancy) and £55 (single occupancy) per room per night, which if you share is a good deal. The hotel is right in the centre of Bracknell with various pubs and restaurants nearby. There is good parking available virtually attached to the Hotel.

    To book call 01344  474000 or email
    bracknell.reservations@grangehotels.com and quote booking reference 180518E
    Price now includes a full English Buffet Breakfast!

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Benfieldside - NER (1907) - EM - Tim Surrell & Julian Tywhitt
    Black Country Blues - Withdrawn due to family and personal issues.
    Black Lion Crossing - BR(E) - EM - Geoff Kent
    Clutton - GWR 1930's - P4 - Tim Venton (one of it's last appearances)
    Flintcombe  - P4 –  SDJR - East Dorset Gang of Four
    Great Swilling – EM – BR(M)- David Burnett
    Lee-On-The-Solent - Light Railway - South Hants MRC
    Lower Exbury –  P4 – Alison Barker
    Midland Sidings – P4 – Midland -   Westinghouse MRC
    Stoke-by-Nayland - BR(E) - P4 - David Hawkins
    Surrey Arms - BR(S) Small Terminus - EM - Stephen Hannington
    Valleyfields - LNWR - Tony Gee & Ken Hill
    Guest Layout - Tucking Mill - 2mm Finescale - N.Somerset Lt Rly - Jerry Clifford

    Demonstrators

    John Arkell               Painting and Lining complex liveries (Coaches and Wagons)
    Johnathon Buckie    Laser Cutting Techniques
    Ian Buckie                Electrical Control panel construction
    Karl Crowther          Signal Construction
    Geoff Haynes          Loco Construction, Painting and Lining
    Chris Hewitt            Basic Moulding Techniques
    Peter Hill                 Converting Ready to Run Locomotives
    Mick Moore             Wagon and Van Construction (See MRJ 238/39/41)
    Phil Tattershall        Bullhead Trackwork Construction
    Andrew Ullyott         Wagon Suspension and Springing
    Paul Ash                 Scenics
    Pendon                   Display/demonstration (tbc)
    MERG                     Demonstration (tbc)
    DEMU

    Traders

    247 Development                    Alan Gibson
    Ambis Engineering                    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Branchlines                    Brassmasters
    C & L Finescale Track Building Systems
    Dart Castings Monty’s Models and MJT
    David Geen Model Railway Kits                    Eileen's Emporium
    GW 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
    Modelu                        Mousa Models
    Penbits Model Railways       Phoenix Precision Paints
    Prickly Pear Products       Roger Carpenter Photographs
    Roxey Mouldings             South Eastern Finecast
    Steam Age                      Wild Swan Books Ltd
    Wizard Models

    Plus the EMGS Trade Stand and Members Sales (for those bargains)

     

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  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018

    Loco Kit Construction with particular reference to split chassis

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

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  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018

    Visit to Buckingham for 4 people. 1 place left. (as at 10/3/18)

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

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  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018
    TBAAfternoon/evening visit to a member’s home.

    Evening visit to a member’s home.

     

    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or

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  • Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Arthington

    Theme: Loco Chassis construction by Frank Davies and Chris Batchelor.

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

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  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018

    Visit to Buckingham for 4 people. 1 place left. (as at 10/3/18)

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

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  • Sat
    14
    Jul
    2018
    10.30 - 16.30South Hants MRC club rooms

    Workshop Wise (South) 2018

    Workshop Wise (South) 2018
    A new event presented by the South Hants Area Group
    10.30 - 16.30 at The South Hants MRC clubrooms
    Workshop Wise (South) 2018
    Saturday 14th July
    Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road,
    Portsmouth, PO6 3LS
    (one mile from M27 / A3 M Junction)
    A day of practical modelling and demonstrations from members of the South Hants Area Group and other friends also with Hope Under Dinmore (EM) and the first showing of EASTWOOD, now a large circular S4 Layout
    Confirmation and full details to follow.
    SO BOOK THE DAY IN YOUR DIARY
    See also http://www.shmrc.org.uk/area-group/

    Contact Ray Hodson 07710 591511 

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  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018
    12:45 pmEngineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ
    Afternoon meeting, Engineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 1DJ, preceded by informal lunch at 12.45 for 1 pm.
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
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  • Sat
    11
    Aug
    2018
    Arthington

    Signalling – Presentation by Bill Wyatt-Millington

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

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  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmEngineer

    Evening meeting, 7.30 pm, Engineer, St John’s Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1DJ

    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or

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  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    Visit to Buckingham for 4 people.  2 places left. (as at 10/3/18)

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

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  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018

    General discussion on Weathering

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

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  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES

    Saturday 10.30 - 17.30 Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

    Admission Members £TBC Visitors £TBC

    Tickets valid both days.

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

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Glaisden - EM

    Waterloo Street - P4

    Easingwold East - EM

    Hartburn -  EM

    Rolleston-on-Dove - EM

    Traders

    EMGS Trade Stand
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies

    Demonstrators

    TBC

    Visiting Societies

    TBC

    By Car:
    SatNav  M31 4ES The Sports Village is just past the junction of  Cross Lane West and Chapel Lane.
    On site parking is available but the playing fields may be in use especially on Saturday. If so follow the access road around past the main building and there is extra parking available at the back. Alternatively park on one of the residential streets nearby.

    By Public Transport:
    If coming from Central Manchester take the 255 Bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Partington. This also calls at Urmston Station which has a direct train service from Manchester Piccadilly. The bus service is a half hourly Saturday & Sunday.
    If you are coming via Altrincham the 247 bus is every half hour on Saturdays and every hour on Sundays.
    On both services alight at Warburton Lane, Partington Methodist Church. For full bus details view the TFGM website:-  http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/Pages/bus_times_leaflet_library.aspx.
    For rail services check www.thetrainline.com/train-times/manchester-to-urmston

    here will be a free (on the hour) Vintage Bus service, both days, from Urmston Station via Chapel Lane junction with Warburton Lane to the Sports Village.

    Refreshments will be available on site but with a limited menu of tea, coffee, sandwiches, etc. In Partington Village about a 1/4 mile away there is a Tesco Express which will have food and two pubs which regrettably do not serve food.

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  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmBrewhouse and Kitchen, High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    Evening meeting, 7.30 pm, Brewhouse and Kitchen, High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU

    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or

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  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    Arthington

    Theme: Weathering

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

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  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018
    10.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall

    Workshop Wise 2018

    Saturday 13th 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.

    Confirmation and full details to follow.

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  • Sun
    14
    Oct
    2018
    Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    Sunday October 14th. Expo Bowland, Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall. Our October get-together – further details to be advised nearer the date.

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  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018

    Laser cutting - David Dredge

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

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  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Quiz

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

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  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    All details at this stage are provisional and subject to change.

    Clatterford – (accepted) BR(E) - EM - East Ham MRC
    Hope-Under-Dinmore (accepted) - GWR/LNWR EM - SHMRC
    Kitedale – (accepted) - P4 - Former L&Y Branchine in BR - Ray Hodson
    Cheddar - (accepted) - P4 - SDJR - Simon Challis
    Llawryglyn (accepted) Cambrian EM - Richard Loydall
    Wainthrop Bridge (accepted) - Simon Howard
    Brixham  (invited) GWR - EM - Ted Farmer
    Freshwater - (accepted) - EM - IOW Southern - Stafford Finescale
    Porthcullin (invited) Highland - P4 - Mark Tatlow

     

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  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020
    Sun
    17
    May
    2020
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    All details at this stage are provisional and subject to change.

    Canada Street - BR 1970's - EM - Peter Johnson (accepted)
    Eastwood – L&Y (accepted) L&Y P4 SHMRC
    Kirkmellington - (invited) - EM - Scottish Colliery Branch - Tony Bucknell
    Sidmouth - BR(S) - Richard Harper (invited)
    Tackeroo (invited) Industrial EM - Andy York
    Kielder Forest (invited) NER EM

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