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Wed16Jan20192:30 pmYe Olde Fighting Cocks, 16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HEShow details
Afternoon meeting, 2.30 pm, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, 16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE. Lunch available beforehand
For details of the meeting and an organ recital in St Albans Abbey from 12.30 pm contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
Sat09Mar201910.00 - 16.30Low Point Centre, Linlithgow, ScotlandShow details
The 6th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day – Saturday March 9th 2019
We are pleased to announce that the EM Gauge Society and the Scalefour Society are holding in March 2019 another Skills Day event. This is the first one to take place in Scotland and builds on the successful formula of an informal, informative gathering of modellers. As in previous years, the EMGS involvement is again being funded by the bequest of Chris Kedgley, former Chairman of the EM Gauge Society and active member of the Scalefour Society who passed away in June 2013.
Linlithgow is an attractive historic town on the Lochside, almost midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with good access from all directions. The M9 serves the town. Four electric trains an hour run from Edinburgh, two an hour from Glasgow. The Low Port centre is across the road from the station. Even in March, for a weekend break the area has much to offer, from Linlithgow Palace, the three Forth Bridges and the Kelpies to the Falkirk Wheel, not to mention the convenient cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling.
As ever, the emphasis will be on showing and telling. So, the Skills Day 2019 in Linlithgow will feature a dozen experienced modellers demonstrating a wide range of skills together with innovative ideas and four layouts will show some of these in practice.
Date: Saturday March 9th 2019
Location: Low Port Centre, 1 Blackness Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7HZ
Opening Times: 10.00am to 4.30pm
Cost: Entry is free, but donations are encouraged.
Catering: Teas and coffees will be available. For lunch, a wide variety of hostelries and cafes is close at hand.
Demonstrations mix innovative techniques with new slants on established skills, and will cover: innovative turntable operation, mechatronics (the integration of electronics and mechanisms), loco chassis construction, ‘stay-alive’ enhancements for DCC locos, modelling rock formations, weathering stone and other materials, controlling servo points, plastic card modelling with the Silhouette cutter, 3D printing, carriage lighting.
- Wharfeside (EM) – layout under construction. See how the baseboards and track were built, as well as CSB chassis locos performing their magic.
- Union Mills (P4) – a finished small scenic layout, which welcomes visiting locomotives
- Kettlewell (P4) – a scenic model with prototypical operation in two eras, featuring an innovative fiddle yard and mechanical interlocking of turnouts and signals
- Cadhay Sidings (P4) – part of this Southern Railway layout which demonstrates the use of digital systems for realistic block instruments and realistic signalling.
- Castle Caereinion (009) – a different gauge illustrating scenic techniques
Disabled access: available
Accommodation: A wide variety at all price ranges is available. If researching on the web, look for the adjacent Falkirk as well as Linlithgow, or Queensferry on the River Forth.
This event is being organised by the various area groups in Scotland and the Borders of the EM Gauge Society and the Scalefour Society www.emgs.org and scalefour.org
Contact: Dave Franks Tel: 01698 821272, Email:
Tue12Mar20197:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubroomsShow details
“South Hants Club at Home”The next meeting will be at Portsmouth on Tuesday 12th MarchWe don't have a speaker for this meeting, so we'd like to invite everyone to come along, have a chat, and see our 'work-in-progress' layouts.These include Eastwood (P4, L&Y roundy-roundy), Cromwell Road (EM Late 1950s minor London terminus) ... and we're also working on a new fiddle yard for Hope-under-Dinmore.
Eastwood needs to be ready for Scalefour North in April, and Hop for expoEM in May ... so work is well advanced.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the evening.
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
Sat18May2019Sun19May2019Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SEShow details
See bottom of this listing for Bracknell hotel deal.
Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm18th May
Sunday 10.00am to 4.30pm 19th May
Bracknell Leisure Centre
BAGSHOT ROAD - BRACKNELL
BERKSHIRE - RG12 9SE
EMGS Members £7 (incl Partners and Children)
Visitors £9 Children £2 Family £16 (2 Adults and 2 Children).
Tickets purchased on Saturday are valid for both days.
Cheddar - (P4) - SDJR - Simon Challis
Hebble Vale Goods - (EM) - Karl Crowther
Hope-Under-Dinmore - (EM) - GWR/LNWR - SHMRC
Horsebridge Wharf - (EM) - Clive Abbott
Kielder Forest - (EM) - NER
Kitedale - (P4) - Former L&Y Branchine in BR - Ray Hodson
Llanastr - (P4) - Brecon & Merthyr - Rod Hall
Llawryglyn - (EM) - Cambrian - Richard Loydall
North Ballachulish - (EM) - West Scotland - Andy Cooper
Porthcullin - (P4) - Highland – Mark Tatlow
Guest Layout and 3mm Society Stand
Addison Park – London Underground 1950’s
Bill Hudson Transport Books
C & L Finescale Trackbuilding
Dart Castings, Monty’s Models & MJT
EMGS Trade Stand
G W Models
High Level Kits
Kernow Model Rail Centre
London Road Models
Mega Points Controllers
Mike King (Southern Drawings)
Model Railway Developements
Penbits Model Railways
Phoenix Precision Paints
Prickley Pear Products
Roger Carpenter Photographs
South Eastern Finecast
Wild Swan Books
Wizard Models incorporating Comet Models, 51L, Model Signal Engineer
There will be 16 or more demonstrators, working at the show demonstrating various skills including painting & lining, laser cutting techniques, signal construction, architectural modelling, bullhead track construction, loco construction + painting & lining, basic moulding techniques, wagon and van construction, wagon suspension and springing and ready to run conversions to EM.
The demonstrators will be only too happy to answer questions and discuss problems.
Hotel Accommodation Deal
The special rate we negotiated for members visiting expoEM 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 bed & breakfast, which if you share a double is a good deal. The hotel is right in the centre of Bracknell with various pubs and restaurants nearby. There is good free parking available virtually attached to the Hotel.
To book call 01344 474000 or email and quote booking reference 180519E
Sat07Sep2019Sun08Sep2019Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7ELShow details
2019 Event venue will be held at:-Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7EL
Hebble Vale Goods EM
Hudson Street EM
Lower Exbury P4
South Pelaw EM
Tanpit Lane EM
Demonstrators - provisional list, subject to confirmation.
Roy Jackson - Practical Locomotive Building
Geoff Kent - Modelling In Plasticard
Vernon Harrod - Modelling Wagons
Chris Rogers - Starting in EM
Frank Davies - Etching & Kit Design
Chris Hewitt - Resin Casting
MarkTowers - Weathering
Dave Woodward - Modelling Diesels
Paul Gittins - Practical P4
Sun13Oct201910.30 - 1630Newton-in-Bowland Village HallShow details
Sunday 13th October
Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall
The October meeting of the EMGS Craven & Ribble Area Group and the Preston and Fylde S4 Group and will feature a selection of demonstrations and working layouts and lunch.
Doors Open 1030
Set-up 1030 – 1230
Demonstrators and Displays
IRECTIONS 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 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.