Area Group Meetings

  • Tue
    10
    May
    2016
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “Modelling BR 1970's” by Iain Hunter

    Membership Secretary of EMGS, experienced modeller and exhibitor, including
    Broadford (EM) Australia - Victoria Australia - Mid 1990s also Maiden Lane - EM Gauge
    Modern Image Layout
    The South Hants EM and S4 layouts should be erected and available, so members are
    encouraged to bring models to display and run, before the talk, during the break and after the
    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

  • Tue
    12
    Jul
    2016
    7:00 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “Locomotives P4 Conversions” by Mike Ainsworth

    Mike has been at the forefront of Scalefour Society for many years, with years of experience
    of modelling to P4 standards. Presently, Mike is the Society Secretary, you can see
    examples of his conversion work all over the country and in the model press. So make a date
    in your diary for July 12th.
    The S4 Eastwood layouts should be erected and available for running, the EM gauge Hope
    under Dinmore could be up, so members are encouraged to bring models to display and run,
    before the talk, during the break and after the 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

  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016
    7:00 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ

    “Wadhurst - Prototype and Model” by Peter Swift

    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

  • Tue
    08
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “Permanent Way - History & Modelling” by John Arkell

    John has been at the forefront railway modelling for many years and is now accepting modelling commissions, John will cover, as the name suggests the history and modelling of the track etc.. So make a date in your diary for November 8th.

    The South Hants layouts should be erected and available for running, so members are encouraged to bring models to display and run, before the talk, during the break and after the 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

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    Bury

    Arnie Chadwick/Nigel Hopwood host the groups February meeting.

    Please call 0161 764 3996 for further details.

    Operating session on Nigel’s layout, ‘Hunslet Road’.

  • Tue
    14
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “The Bishops Waltham Branch Line” by Dennis Tillman

    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

    South Hants Area Group Meeting 14th Feb 2017

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017
    Great Harwood

    Karl Crowther hosts the groups March meeting at Great Harwood.

    Please call  01254 877855 for further details.

    ‘Hebble Vale Goods’, plans for ‘Kentside Mk 2’ and hopefully a practical modelling session.

     

  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017
    7:00 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ

    Running Night

    Evercreech New SMRS img_0138Have you got some OO locos and stock awaiting conversion? Would you like to give them a spin ... as a running-in turn or just to watch the trains go by?

    The Southampton Club will have their OO gauge Evercreech New layout up for this special Running Night ... so why not bring your OO stock along. This is a change from the previously advised Ackthorpe.

    Members are also invited to bring any other models to show and discuss (or just have criticised) at the meeting.

    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 Southampton Club's website -
    https://southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com/contact-us-2/ or for more information call Ray Hodson
    01329 315641 or 07710 591511

  • Wed
    19
    Apr
    2017
    Waterfoot

    Andy Innes hosts the groups April meeting at Waterfoot.

    Please call  01706 217787 for further details.

    Operating session on ‘Arthington’.

  • Wed
    17
    May
    2017

    28/05/17 – Stannington Village Hall, Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL

    25/06/17 – Elsdon Village Hall, Elsdon, Northumberland NE19 1AB

    30/07/17 – Stannington Village Hall, Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL

    27/08/17 – Elsdon Village Hall, Elsdon, Northumberland NE19 1AB

     

    Further information can be obtained from the area group co-ordinator, Martyn Harrison on 01450 860371, or

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    Stannington Village Hall

    Stannington Village Hall, Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL

    Further information can be obtained from the area group co-ordinator, Martyn Harrison on 01450 860371, or

  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017
    Bradford upon Avon

    Our June the 7th meeting will be an operating session on Peter Cross’ Brent layout in Bradford upon Avon.  Any members living in the area are invited to attend, but are requested to contact Iain Hunter on 01249 655441 to confirm their attendance.

  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “Model Workshop Tools Workshop”

    An Evening Workshop and Demonstrations of hand and power tools by a team of SHMRC experienced modellers.

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

    workshop-tools

    We don’t expect to have any layouts up for running as space is limited, so members are encouraged to bring models to show and talk about.

    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

    “Model Workshop Tools Workshop” PDF flyer

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017
    Members home

    Evening meeting at a member’s home. For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or

  • Thu
    22
    Jun
    2017
    Saddleworth

    David Green’s, Saddleworth. For an update on progress with his model of Bury Bolton Street in the 1950s. 0161 652 1278.

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Tony Gee's - Buckingham

    Visit to Tony Gee's to run Buckingham for 4 people: Chris Batchelor, Liz Batchelor, 2 places left

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

  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    CANCELLED

    Cancelled – due to members being at Kirkby Stephen East Model Rail Exhibition or a the Perth Show (our layout ‘Middle Peak’ will be present at Kirkby Stephen East)

    Further information can be obtained from the area group co-ordinator, Martyn Harrison on 01450 860371, or

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    1:00 pmArthington Hall

    Project Workshop at Arthington Hall from 1.00 pm to 6 pm

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

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    Burnley

    Nigel Hopwood’s garden party commencing 3.00pm, at his home in Burnley. This is a social event with wives and partners being warmly invited.  Trains will be running on Nigel’s modest SM32 garden railway as well as the even more modest EM gauge ‘Three Score Vale’!  Afternoon tea will be served. 01282 423493.

  • Wed
    19
    Jul
    2017
    12:45 pmEngineer

    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

  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    Stannington Village Hall

    This is has been brought forward to 23/07/17 to avoid clashing with Railex NE, where our group will have a presence along with ‘Middle Peak’

     

    Stannington Village Hall, Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth NE61 6EL

    Further information can be obtained from the area group co-ordinator, Martyn Harrison on 01450 860371, or

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    Chris Batchelor

    5th August

    Colours & Paint – presentation by Chris Batchelor
    Prototype and models. The choices and history

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

  • Wed
    16
    Aug
    2017
    Members home

    Evening meeting at a member’s home. For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or

  • Sat
    19
    Aug
    2017
    Tony Gee's - Buckingham

    Visit to Tony Gee's to run Buckingham for 4 people: Doug Speight, Alex Dewar, Jeff Holmes (Skipton), Jim Pope (Skipton provisional)

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

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    Elsdon Village Hall, Elsdon

    Elsdon Village Hall, Elsdon, Northumberland NE19 1AB

    Further information can be obtained from the area group co-ordinator, Martyn Harrison on 01450 860371, or

     

  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2017

    Electronic Layout Control - presentation by Bill Wyatt-Millington
    How to create electronic control of a layout

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

  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017
    Change of venue - Now at Brewhouse & Kitchen
    20th September
    Chilterns Area Group Meeting
    CHANGE OF VENUE!
     
    Evening meeting
    Brewhouse and Kitchen
    115 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NU
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467
    or

     

  • Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    EveningTony Stoker's

    Our forthcoming September Area Group meeting is at Tony Stoker’s in Lightcliffe on the evening of Thursday September 21st.

    For details please contact Karl Crowther on 01254 877855 or by email karlcrowther@btinternet.com

  • Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    1:00 pmStannington Village Hall
    Our next meeting will be Sunday 24th September from 1.00pm,

    at

    Stannington Village Hall, Main Street,

    Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6EL

    This will be an opportunity to bring something along that you have been working along recently and show it off, or ask for some advice. All this, while putting together the final details for Workshopwise. Catering will be the usual arrangement – just bring a plate of something to share.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    Arthington Hall

    Project Workshop at Arthington Hall from 1.00 pm to 6 pm

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

  • Tue
    17
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 pmSouthampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ
    SOUTH HANTS AREA GROUP
     
                                                    
    The next meeting will be held on
     
    Tuesday 17th October at 7.30pm
     
    at the Southampton Model Railway Society clubrooms, Kemps Quay, Bitterne, SO18 1BZ
     
    Little things mean a lot”
    With Dave Hawkins
    It is often said that it should be possible to tell the time and place of a model railway without there being any locomotives or rolling stock on the layout, merely by observing the buildings, signals, and other railway infrastructure. Dave believes that we should also be able to do this by observing things beyond the railway fence, especially the small details. The talk will look at ways in which this can be achieved by regarding such items as models in their own right rather than mere scenic accessories. It will cover, among other things: research, construction, artwork, painting and weathering..
     
    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 - Southampton Model Railway Society

     

  • Wed
    18
    Oct
    2017
    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
  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    22
    Oct
    2017
    Colin Ashby's

    21st & 22nd October

    Injection Moulding – Colin Ashby
    The programme :- Talk on Plastics, moulds, and injection moulding.
    Then into the workroom to look at the mould making and injection moulding machines.
    Highlight, starting one of the injection moulding machines and producing some wagon kits.
    Back into the house for questions and general talk over a drink and nibbles.
    The last hour operating Striven.

    3 visitors per session.
    Session 1. 21st October Saturday 10am to 1.00pm for 3 people: Fully Booked
    Session 2. Saturday 2.00pm to 5.00pm. for 3 people: Fully Booked
    Session 3. 22nd October Sunday 10am to 1.00pm. for 3 people: Fully Booked
    Session 4. 2.00pm to 5.00pm: 3 places left

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

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    10:30 amNewton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    EXPO-BOWLAND 2017
    Saturday 21 October
    Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    The October meeting of the EMGS Craven & Ribble Area Group, with support from the Fylde Area Group of the Scalefour Society

    Confirmed Programme

    Timetable
    Doors Open 1030
    Set-up1030 – 1230
    Open1230
    Lunch1300
    Close1630

    Layouts
    The Mill      Chris Rogers
    Threescore Vale      Nigel Hopwood
    Ironing Board         Arnie Chadwick

    Demonstrators and Displays
    Alan Catlow          5.5mm scale Trams
    John SykesIngrow   Signal Box
    Jonathan Oldfield    Narrow Gauge Modelling
    L&Y DCC Group    Modelling with DCC
    Mike Norris      CAD etc.
    Chris Littleworth     Signalling
    Alex Dewar          Muirhaven

    Suggested Donation of £5 per head to cover lunch and hall hire.  Any surplus to being donated to charity as per 2016.

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

    DIRECTIONS 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
    gridsand 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.

  • Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017

    DCC  - presentation by Bill Wyatt-Millington
    Advantages of DCC and how to do it

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

  • Wed
    15
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmEngineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ
    Evening meeting, 7.30 pm, Engineer, St John's Road, Harpenden, Herts AL1 5DJ.
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017
    7:30 pmSouth Hants Model Railway Club clubrooms

    “WESTCLIFF” Some of the story behind the prize winning layout

    An evening illustrated talk by Richard Butler of SHMRC.

    Talk pic 1  Talk pic 2

    The aims and aspirations, the why, what and how of how Richard built the Westcliff layout.

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

    At the end of the evening members are invited to join the Portsmouth locals at "The George" just down the road before they go home .

    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.co.uk     or for more information call Ray Hodson 07710 591511

    PDF flyer for SHAG Meeting Nov 28th

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Quiz (provisional)

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

  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017
    tbaMembers Home
    Evening meeting at a member's home.
    For details contact Tim Easter on 01582 768467 or
  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    Arthington

    General discussion On Scenery including Buildings

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

  • 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

     

  • 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
  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2018
    Arthington

    General discussion on Soldering

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email  chrisbatchelor17@hotmail.co.uk

  • 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

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    Arthington

    Wagons – Presentation by Murray Franklin

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

  • 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

  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    Arthington

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sat
    01
    Sep
    2018
    Arthington

    General discussion on Weathering

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

  • 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

  • Sat
    03
    Nov
    2018
    Arthington

    Laser cutting - David Dredge

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

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    Arthington

    Christmas Quiz

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

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