EMGS, Area Group Events, and Exhibitions

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019
    2:30 pmYe Olde Fighting Cocks, 16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE

    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

     

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  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    John Sykes

    Please call or email Norman Pedley if you would like to attend
    01200 445142   

    John Sykes. Show, tell and chat.

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  • Sat
    02
    Feb
    2019
    Mount Drive

    Scenery: Trees, Foliage & Buildings

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmEngineer, St John’s Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 1DJ

    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
    23
    Feb
    2019
    Geoff Tiffany

    Please call or email Norman Pedley if you would like to attend
    01200 445142   

    Layout “Dewsbury”. Details to follow.

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  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    10.00 - 16.30Low Point Centre, Linlithgow, Scotland

    EMGS Announcement

     

    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
    Web: https://activewestlothian.com/active-outdoors/low-port-centre

    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.

    Layouts:

    • 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:

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  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “South Hants Club at Home”

    The next meeting will be at Portsmouth on Tuesday 12th March
    We 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

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  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    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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  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2019
    Arnie/Nigel

    Please call or email Norman Pedley if you would like to attend
    01200 445142   

    Arnie/Nigel. “Hunslet East”

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  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    Mount Drive

    Suspension Systems

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    John Goodall

    Please call or email Norman Pedley if you would like to attend
    01200 445142   

    John Goodall. “Slaithwaite”

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  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Templot - Demonstration by Frank Davies and Chris Batchelor

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019
    Visit to run Buckingham

    Visit to run Buckingham for 4 people: 4 places left

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019
    7:30 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society Clubrooms

    South Hants & West Sussex Area Group meeting

    This will be held on Tuesday 14th May from 7.30pm at the
    Southampton Model Railway Society Clubrooms
    Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ

    Southampton MRS will be showing and running 3 layouts for our entertainment, including their new Kilmundy and Lower Exbury.
    Plus we plan to have a short discussion about 3D printing

    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 - https://southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com/contact-us-2/
    or for more information call Ray Hodson 07710 591511 or

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  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    David Green

    Please call or email Norman Pedley if you would like to attend
    01200 445142   

    David Green. ”Bury Bolton Street” and garden.

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

    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.

    Confirmed Layouts

    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

    Traders

    247 Developments
    Alan Gibson
    Ambis Engineering
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Branchlines
    Brassmasters
    C & L Finescale Trackbuilding
    Dart Castings, Monty’s Models & MJT
    Eileen’s Emporium
    EMGS Trade Stand
    G W Models

    High Level Kits
    Hobby Holidays
    Isinglass Models
    Kernow Model Rail Centre
    London Road Models
    Marc Models
    Mega Points Controllers
    Mike King (Southern Drawings)
    Model Railway Developements
    Mousa Models

    Penbits Model Railways
    Phoenix Precision Paints
    Prickley Pear Products
    Roger Carpenter Photographs
    Roxey Mouldings
    South Eastern Finecast
    Steam Age
    Wild Swan Books
    Wizard Models incorporating Comet Models, 51L, Model Signal Engineer

    Demonstrators

    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

     

     

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  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    Mount Drive

    Signalling by Bill Wyatt-Millington

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019
    Nigel Hopwood

    Please call or email Norman Pedley if you would like to attend
    01200 445142   

    Nigel Hopwood.

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  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    Visit to run Buckingham

    Visit to run Buckingham for 4 people: 4 places left

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

    Please note - this is a change of date.

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  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Permanent Way followed by Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    Visit to run Buckingham

    Visit to run Buckingham for 4 people: Liz & Chris Bachelor: 2 places left

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    Mount Drive

    The Grouping by Chris Batchelor

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    31
    Aug
    2019
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    08
    Sep
    2019
    Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7EL

    2019 Event venue will be held at:-

    Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7EL

    Dates are: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019

    Admission - 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.

    Opening times: Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm.

     

    Layouts

    Benfieldside (EM) - The Electric Loft Ladder Company - North Eastern Railway - Pre-1923
    Hebble Vale Goods (EM) - Karl CrowtherEM) - BR (NER) - West Riding of Yorkshire - Early/mid 1970s
    Hudson Street (EM) - Dr. Peter Fletcher - BR (NER) - York - Circa 1960
    Lower Exbury (S4) - Alison Barker - BR (SR) - July 1952
    Oakhurst Town - Geoff Stenner (S7 Guest Layout) - South Eastern Railway 1880s
    South Pelaw (EM) - The South Pelaw Group - BR (NER) - Late 1950s/early 1960s
    Tanpit Lane (EM) - Allan Atherley - Post-Privatisation - North Derbyshire Peak District - Circa 2000
    Whitewater (EM) - Mike Fishwick -  BR (SR) - North Cornwall - 1950s/1960s

     

    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
    Chris Hewitt - Resin Casting
    MarkTowers - Weathering
    Paul Gittins - Practical P4

    Trade Stands include:
     
    247 Developments
    Alan Gibson
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Branchlines
    Brassmasters
    EBMA Hobby & Craft
    Eileen’s Emporium
    High Level Kits
    Judith Edge Kits
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    London Road Models
    Model Railway Developments
    RT Models
    Stevenson Carriages & Millholme Models
    Stoneybridge Structures
    Wizard Models
    and the EMGS Trade Stand and Members' Sales Stand
     
    Further details will follow.

     

    Catering TBA

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  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    Mount Drive

    Couplings

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019
    10.30 - 1630Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    EXPO-BOWLAND 2019

    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.

    Programme TBA

    Timetable

    Doors Open                        1030

    Set-up                                 1030 – 1230

    Open                                   1230

    Lunch                                  1300

    Close                                   1630

    Layouts

    TBA

    Demonstrators and Displays

    TBA

    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.

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  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Etched Kit Design and Production by Frank Davies

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    Mount Drive

    Christmas Quiz

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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