EMGS, Area Group Events, and Exhibitions

  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018

    General discussion On Scenery including Buildings

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

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  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “Laser Cutting and other cutting edge modelling methods”

    The next meeting will be at Portsmouth on Tuesday 16th January
    The Speakers will be Jonathon and Ian Buckie

    Please note: there will be several workshops in different locations in the clubrooms, not just one talk.

     

    Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at the meetings.

    The meeting is open to all, whatever scale and standards you work in.

    For directions to Clubroom please refer to the SHMRC website -
    http://www.shmrc.org.uk/location-contacts/ or for more information call Ray Hodson
    01329 315641 or 07710 591511

     

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  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    12:45 pmEngineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ
    Afternoon meeting, Engineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ, preceded by informal lunch at 12.45 for 1 pm.
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
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  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018

    General discussion on Soldering

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email  chrisbatchelor17@hotmail.co.uk

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  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    Ramsbottom

    Thursday February 15th for an operating session on ‘Ingrow’, the layout of John Sykes at Ramsbottom. 01706 823989

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  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmEngineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ
    Evening meeting.
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
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  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    Arthington

    Theme:  Soldering. To demonstrate items discussed in February or do your own projects if you prefer.

    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
    11.00 - 16.30The Kidderminster Railway Museum

    The 5th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day

    Please note

    Disabled access: There is a ramp for wheelchairs giving access to the ground floor of the museum. However, the Skills Day event is taking place on the upper floor and we very much regret that the museum website (http://www.krm.org.uk/) states there is, unfortunately, no disabled access to the upper floor, on the advice of the Fire Officer.

    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 well over £5,000 the EMGS Board have decided to hold a fifth “Skills Day” (the first in the Midlands) in his memory.

    The event will feature over a dozen experienced modellers demonstrating a wide range of skills, plus “Kitedale” an ex L&Y P4 layout presented by Ray Hodson and “Trewithick” a GWR EM layout presented by Graeme Vickery. Both layouts will be presented “sans drapes”

    Date: Sat March 10th 2018

    Location: The Kidderminster Railway Museum (adjacent to the Severn Valley Railway
    station) Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX

    Hours: 11.00 to 16.30

    Cost: Admission Free to all

    Catering: The SVR has its own tea- rooms adjacent to the venue.

    Demonstrations already confirmed (one or two more to come):

    • Resistance Soldering for absolute beginners (Pm only) - Ray Hodson
    • Which Coupling? - Alex Jackson/Dinghams/Lincs/Sprat&Winkle (Am only) - David Hawkins
    • Track and Turnout Construction (Am only) - Tony Sullivan
    • Ready to run loco conversions - Peter Hill
    • Layout Electronics - Bill Wyatt-Millington
    • Plasticard Modelling - Geoff Kent
    • Signal Construction - Karl Crowther
    • Painting & Lining - Ian Rathbone
    • Loco clinic for troublesome models - Tim Venton
    • Wagon suspension and springing systems compared - Andrew Ullyott
    • How I weather my rolling stock on “Canada Street” - Peter Johnson
    • Architectural Model Construction - Dave Barrett
    • Scenics - Paul Ash
    • Split Chassis Loco Construction - John James

    The EMGS Trade Stand will also be in attendance.

    This event is being organised on behalf of the EMGS by Tony Sullivan (EMGS Board Member).  (Contact 07806 093340 or

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  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ

    The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm
    at the Southampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ

    “MERG and MERG Products and Activities” With Nigel Phillips
    Model Electronic Railway Group UK based group promoting interest in the application of electronics & computers to all aspects of railway modelling. See https://www.merg.org.uk/

    At the end of the evening you are invited to join us at "The Station" pub next to Bitterne station.

    For directions to Kemps Quay please refer to the Southampton MRS website - www.southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com

    Although the South Hants Group meetings are joint EM/P4 Area Groups, every railway modeller, irrespective of scale, gauge or experience, is welcome to our meetings.

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  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018
    Long Preston

    Wednesday March 21st John Goodall’s, Long Preston, to view progress on his developing Colne Valley Main Line inspired layout, ‘Scar Lane Bridge’. 01729 840697.

    Note that this is a change of date to that originally advertised in EMGS News 215

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  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    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
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Wagons – Presentation by Murray Franklin

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

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  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018
    12:45 pmEngineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ
    Afternoon meeting, Engineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ, preceded by informal lunch at 12.45 for 1 pm.
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
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  • 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
    Saturday 19th May 10.30 - 17.30
    Sunday 20th May 10.00 - 16.30
    
    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

    Project Workshop at Arthington.

    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.

    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)

    Please Note. Access to site is by stairs ONLY. 
    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
    Demonstrations

    Soldering - Roger Sawyer
    Resistance Soldering - Ray Hodson
    From My Workbench - Phil Hall
    Track Building - Tony Sullivan
    Locomotive Conversions - Paul Segar
    Scratchbuilt Wagons - Duncan Redford
    Weathering & Wagon Loads - David and Alison Barker
    Silver Soldering - John Worseley
    Etched Kit Construction - Mike Ainsworth
    Diesel Period Modelling - Tom Silsbury
    DCC - Nigel Phillips
    Templot - Phil Chudley
    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
    04
    Aug
    2018
    Mount Drive

    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.

    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
    Mount Drive

    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 Prices (valid for both days):
    2-Day visitor ticket            £8.00
    EMGS Members            £7.00
    Specialist traders, EM and P4 layouts, comprehensive "show you how" demonstrations and members secondhand sales.

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Croft Depot (P4) - 1960's BR (NE Region) - (MRJ 215)
    Easingwold East (EM) - 1960's BR(E) - (RM Aug 2012)
    Glaisden (EM) - 1960's BR West Riding/Calder Valley
    Hartburn (EM) - BR (NER) 1970's
    Kinmundy (EM) - 1970's BR Scottish Region
    Leeman Road (P4) - 1960's BR(NE Region)
    Rolleston-on-Dove (EM) - Late 1940's BR Midlands
    Three Score Vale (EM) - 1960's BR steam South Wales
    Waterloo Street (P4) - 1950's BR Scottish Region
    Whithorn (EM) - Ex GSWR Southern Scotland 1960's

    Guest Layout: Tollesbury Quay (7mm finescale) - Martin Stringer (MRJ 246)

    Traders

    Latest entry -

    Branchlines - We are pleased to welcome Brian Osborne with his kits, bits, motors to expoEM Autumn.

    EMGS Trade Stand
    Alan Gibson
    247 Developments
    Accurascale
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Brassmasters
    Direct Train Spares
    EBMA Hobby & Craft
    Eileen’s Emporium
    EMGS Trade Stand
    High Level Kits
    Judith Edge Kits
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    London Road Models
    Model Railway Developments
    RT Models
    Stevenson Carriages & Millholme Models
    Wizard Models
    Stoney Bridge Structures

    Demonstrators

    Andy Clayton - Diesel & Electric Locos
    Peter Crichton & Wayne Merridew - DCC
    Brian Davis - Wagon Loads
    Tony Gee – Buckingham Great Central
    Vernon Harrod – Model Wagon Construction
    Chris Hewitt – Resin Casting
    Pete Hill – RTR Conversions to EM
    Roy Jackson – Loco Construction
    John James – Split Chassis Construction
    Geoff Kent – Modelling in Plasticard
    Chris Rogers – Etched Brass Loco Kits
    Peter Sutherland – Coach Conversions
    Jason Thomas – Model Wagon Construction
    Mark Towers - Weathering Techniques
    Vincent Worthington – Coach Construction

    Visiting Societies

    Cumbrian Railways Association
    Great Central Railway Society
    North Eastern Railway Association

    Location:

    By Car - Within easy reach of the M60 (Junction 8). Follow the A6144 towards Partington. Just after the village centre, turn left into Chapel Lane at brown sign for Leisure Centre. Free on-site parking.

    SAT NAV – M31 4ES

    By Public Transport – On the Saturday there will be the usual Free Vintage Routemaster Bus Service from and to Urmston Railway Station during the show opening hours. However, due to poor uptake of this service on Sundays in previous years, the Vintage Bus may not be operating on the Sunday this year. Please check for updates via the EMGS website nearer the date of the event.

    As an alternative, Partington is on bus route 255 (Stagecoach) between the village and Piccadilly Gardens (Manchester) and which runs via Urmston (Queens Road) where there is the main line railway station. The nearest bus stop in Partington (Methodist Church) is on the A6144 main road, just near to the junction with Chapel Lane. The full timetable can be found here: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/routes/greater-manchester/255/partington-manchester/xjao255.i

    A Catering Service will be available and there is Level Access to the venue.

    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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  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society's Clubrooms

    “50 years of modelling the Southern” by Ian Wilkins

     
    The next evening meeting will be on 11th September at the  Southampton Model Railway Society’s clubrooms at Kemps Quay. The speaker is Ian Wilkins the Subject is 50 years of modelling the Southern.
    The meetings are open to all, whatever scale and standards you work in.
     
    For directions to the Southampton Clubroom please refer to the SMRS website - https://southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com/contact-us-2/
    or for more information call Ray Hodson 01329 315641 or 07710 591511
    At the end of the evening you are invited to join us at "The Station" pub next to Bitterne station
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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
    Alwoodley Park Methodist Hall

    Project Workshop including a demonstration of split loco chassis construction by 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
    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
    10.30 - 1630Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    Sunday October 14th. Expo Bowland, Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall, BB7 3DZ. Our October get-together.

     

    The provisional programme includes two layouts: “The Mill” by Jason Thomas & Chris Rogers (which was due last year but could not attend due to family illness) and Nigel Hopwood’s “Three Score Vale”. There will be the usual range of displays and demonstrations including MERG and the Scalefour Society plus some of Alan Catlow’s 4mm scale Isle of Man Railway models featuring his impressive rendition of the Glen Mooar Viaduct.

     

    Admission will be £6 per head to cover lunch and hall hire with any surplus being donated to charity as in previous years. Opening times 10.30am to 4.30pm.

    Further details from Neville Pearson. Email preferred: nev2new@gmail.com. Phone: 01200 446437

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  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Mount Drive

    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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  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “Edge Hill layout and it's locomotives” by Paul Segar

    The November meeting will be back at the South Hants Clubroom at Fort Widley Portsmouth where the subject will be Edge Hill the layout and the Edge Hill Locos with Paul Segar. You may recall that Paul was a finalist in the EMGS 60th Anniversary layout competition.

    Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at the meetings.
    The meeting is open to all, whatever scale and standards you work in.

    For directions to Clubroom please refer to the SHMRC website -
    http://www.shmrc.org.uk/location-contacts/ or for more information call Ray Hodson
    01329 315641 or 07710 591511

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  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    Mount Drive

    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
    08
    Dec
    2018
    10.30 - 1630Tynedale Farmers Function Suite - Hexham

    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.

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the EM Gauge Society Limited will be held on Saturday 8th December 2018 at:-

    Tynedale Farmer Function Suite, Tyne Green, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3SG

    Ample Free parking and excellent facilities for the less abled and just a short walk from the railway station and the historic Hexham town centre

    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 we an indebted the North East  and Borders Area Group of the EM Gauge Society have arranged the venue, layouts and the Modellers Workshop.

    Layouts
    Kielder Forest - ‘EM’ NE & Borders Area Group layout (19 x 2’6”) circa 1956 the last days of the Border Counties line
    Middle Peak – ‘EM’ Owned by members of NE & Borders Area Group (5’ x 18”) 60th Anniversary competition layout featuring a working limestone loading hopper
    Un-named layout - ‘EM’ NE & Borders member- by Peter Shields and under construction
    Callaton - 2mm FS NE & Borders member – by Mick Simpson. Situated north of Newcastle in the 1970’s cameo layout showing methods of construction
    Castle Caereinion – 009 NE & Borders Member (6’ x 1’) by Martyn Harrison, the station as it was in the early days of preservation

    Demonstrators
    Beginners Guide to EM Graham Hudson
    DCC Nigel Cliffe (all you ever wanted to know and more!)
    Trackwork Chris King
    Trees Jean King
    Scenery Martyn Harrison with the layout ‘Castle Caereinion’ as a prop
    Wagons Duncan Wilcox - Wizardry in plasticard
    Loco Construction Peter Stanger demonstrating with his range of 52F Models
    Soldering Roger Sawyer Learn how to solder and have a go
    Buildings Ian Hunter
    Spittal The design and construction of a layout in ‘EM’ Ian Lister

    Trade
    Eileens Emporium
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    Stoneybridge Structures
    EMGS Trade Stand

    Photographic Presentation
    David Dunne with the ‘Armstrong Collection’

    Catering
    The Tynedale Auction Mart restaurant will be open for meals, bacon/sausage rolls teas coffee etc.

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