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Tue16Jan20187:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubroomsShow details
“Laser Cutting and other cutting edge modelling methods”The next meeting will be at Portsmouth on Tuesday 16th JanuaryThe 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
Sat10Mar201811.00 - 16.30The Kidderminster Railway MuseumShow details
The 5th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day
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
Tue13Mar20187:30 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZShow details
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.
Sat19May2018Sun20May2018Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SEShow details
expoEM Spring 2018 Bracknell Leisure CentreBagshott 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - 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
Guest Layout - Tucking Mill - 2mm Finescale - N.Somerset Lt Rly - Jerry Clifford
John Arkell Painting and Lining complex liveries (Coaches and Wagons)
Johnathon Buckie Laser Cutting Techniques
Karl Crowther Signal Construction
Tony Gee Architectural Modelling
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
247 Development Alan Gibson
Ambis Engineering Bill Hudson Transport Books
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
Plus the EMGS Trade Stand and Members Sales (for those bargains)
Sat08Sep2018Sun09Sep2018Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ESShow details
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
EMGS Trade Stand
Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
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.
Sat13Oct201810.30 - 16.30Stannington Village HallShow details
Workshop Wise 2018
Saturday 13th October
Stannington Village Hall,
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.