Society Events

  • Sat
    10:30 - 4:30Ruxley Church, Ruxley Lane, Ewell, Surrey KT19 0JG

    The EM Gauge Society and the Scalefour Society are pleased to present:

    A very special day of finescale railway modelling incorporating the
    Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day

    Saturday 12th March 2016

    Those of you with no interest in cricket need not fear that we are going to inflict upon you tales of the English summer and the sound of leather upon willow! We hit upon (sorry!) 101 Not Out because in 2016 the Scalefour Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary, and this year (2015) the EM Gauge Society is celebrating its 60th, so next year will be 61. So that gives us 101 years of finescale modelling and still going strong...

    Planning for this landmark joint event is now complete. It won’t be a typical model railway experience; rather it’s going to focus - in a number of specific areas - on development of skills for finescale modelling. More than that, we aim to provide inspiration, learning and encouragement. And, of course, enjoyment and entertainment!

    Computer-Aided Technologies
    Grant Alderson & Peter Warren
    From Photograph to model

    Jonathan Buckle
    Laser Cutting

    Rod Cameron
    The Silhouette Cutter

    Eric Penn
    CAD for Etching

    Mark Tatlow
    3D Printing

    Electronics and Control
    Steve Carter
    Hands-on Kit Assembly

    John McAleely
    DCC and CBUS

    Keith Norgrove
    The Practical Approach

    Bankside Austerity in 1951
    Application to a Small Layout

    Landscape and Architecture
    John Farmer
    Trees and ground Cover

    Dave Hawkins

    Geoff Kent
    Architecture in Plastic

    John McRea
    Uses of Teddy Bear Fur

    Machine Shop
    Mick Moore & Vincent Worthington
    Uses of Machine Tools

    Brian Self
    Basic Turning and Milling

    Permanent Way
    Howard Bolton
    Using Functional Chairs

    Tim Peacock

    Tony Sullivan
    Comparitive Techniques

    The Trains
    Mike Ainsworth
    Sprung & Compensated Chassis

    Keith Bradbury

    John Chambers
    Freight Stock

    Pete Hill
    RTR Conversions

    Roy Jackson
    Locomotives for Retford

    Tim Venton
    Locomotive Clinic

    Test Tracks
    EM and P4
    Several demonstrators will be offering 'hands-on' tuition, so here's your chance to have a go!


    Two short talks each lasting around 30 mins
    Martin Goodhall
    An artistic approach to modelling
    Jim Summers
    The evolution of Burntisland 1883

    Complementing the demonstrations, a selection of inspirational layouts
    Lower Exbury
    Alison Barker

    Middle Peak
    Martyn Harrison & Graham Hudson

    The Mill
    Chris Rogers & Jason Thomas
    Winner of EMGS Layout Challenge 2015
    Richard Butler


    By Train - Tolworth is the nearest station, served from Waterloo

    By Bus - Service 418 (Kingston to epsom, passing Tolworth station) stops outside the church. Do note however that it's Bus Pass, Oyster or Contactless Payment only - No Cash!

    During the morning there will be cars meeting each train from London, offering free transport to the venue. A return service will also be offered at the end of the day.

    By Car - there is both on-site and on-street parking.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Sat
    10:30 - 5:30 (Sat), 4:30 (Sun)Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    Building on 60 Years of the EM Gauge Society.

    Full trade support, lecture programme, specialist societies, EM and P4 test tracks and members second-hand stand complete the line up.

    Plan your visit - Showguide available soon.

    For more information visit or email


    Members £6.00 (inc partners and children)


    Adults £8.00
    Children £2.00
    Family £16.00

    All tickets are valid for both days.

    Opening times

    Saturday 10.30 – 5.30
    Sunday 10.00 – 4.30


    The following layouts have all been invited to this year's show, covering a wide selection of regions and periods:

    Hebble Vale Karl Crowther
    Angel Bank Chris Hewitt
    Metropolitan Junction Rodney Hills
    Narrow Road Tony Gee & Ken Hill
    Cornwallis Yard David and Alison Barker
    Pentrefan Mike Morley
    Ynysbwl The Cardiff MRG
    Harford Phil McGovern (Guest O Gauge Layout)
    Edge Hill Steam Shed Paul Segar (Competition entry of the EMGS Layout Challenge 2015)
    The Mill Chris Rogers & Jason Thomas (Winner of the EMGS Layout Challenge 2015)
    Brighton East David Smith
    St. Merryn The Scalefour South London Area Group

    (This list may change.... so watch for updates)


    The EMGS Area Group network is a crucial means through which members can meet regularly and share knowledge and expertise.  We expect a very good programme of demonstrations and lectures once again this year - these will be published as soon as we have more information.

    Phil McGovern is bringing his 'O' Gauge layout along as this years guest layout and we are also hoping to have a stand from the O gauge Guild to support this..

    Full trade support, lecture programme, specialist societies, EM and P4 test tracks and members second-hand stand complete the line up.

    For more information visit or email


    We hope to be able to arrange once again a special deal for accommodation with the local hotel -

    Grange Bracknell Hotel, Charles Square, Bracknell, West Berkshire, RG12 1DF

    Phone 01344 474000
    Hotel class 4 star

    This will be conformed as soon as possible.

    To get our special offer you will need  a code for members wanting to stay. Quote either 130516E or simply EM Gauge Society.

    Cost for B&B is double occupancy (twin or double room) is expected to be £55 or single occupancy at £50.

    Hotel is in the centre of Bracknell and access is via Charles Square car park. Parking tokens are validated by reception when leaving the hotel.

  • Sat
    Saturday 10.30 – 5.30 Sunday 10.00 – 4.30George H Carnell Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 7FJ

    Located just off junction 9 on the M60 near to the Trafford Centre.

    This year we are back at Davyhulme for one year. The centre has taken a booking on this weekend for subsequent years which regretably will mean a change of venue for 2017. There will be a free vintage bus service from Urmston Station to and from the venue.

    Refreshments are available on site or at various venues in the Trafford Centre also at a pub across the road that serves food. Members entry fee will be £7 with a concession rate for families and children.Tickets are valid for both days.

    The EM Gauge Society aims to bring to the attention of OO modeller the fact that modelling in EM is no more difficult than in OO. Conversion of rolling stock is a simple job with steam out line being a little more time consuming. Joining the Society brings access to a large manual explaining and showing how it is done along with access to the EMGS Trade Officer who is able to supply items you may need all stocked at the same place and at reasonable prices.

    The venue has free parking for over 200 cars with public transport passing the entrance to the centre.


    • Broom Junction - EM
    • Clatterford - EM
    • Culm - EM
    • Fyers Lane - S4
    • Halifax King Cross - S4
    • Greyscroft Mine - EM
    • Hungerford - EM
    • Llangerran - EM
    • Narrow Road - EM
    • Prospect Wharf - EM
    • Seahouses - EM
    • Stoke by Nayland - S4
    • Stop Gap - EM


    There Will be at Least 15 Demonstrators, Including the Retford Crew, Working at the Show Demonstrating Various Skills Including Plastic Buildings, Split Chassis Construction, Scenery, DCC, Signal Box Diagrams, Ready to Run Conversions to EM, and Much More. The Demonstrators Will be Only Too Happy to Answer Questions and Discuss Problems.


    • Alan Gibson
    • Bill Hudson Transport Books
    • Brassmasters
    • Cambrian Models
    • Cooper Craft
    • Direct Train Spares
    • Eileen's Emporium
    • EMGS Trade Stand
    • High Level Kits
    • Judith Edge Kits
    • Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    • London Road Models
    • Mega Points Servo Controllers
    • Model Railway Developements
    • Modelu
    • Mousa Models
    • Peter Goss Figures
    • R.T. Models
    • Rumney Models
    • Stevenson Carriages & Millholme Models
    • Treemendous
    • Wizard Models (Comet Models & MSE)

    Visiting Railway Societies

    • Cumbrian Railway Society
    • Great Central Railway Society
    • Great Northern Railway Society
    • Midland Railway Society
    • LNWR Society
    • North Eastern Railway Association
    • Cumbrian Railway Association
    • L&Y Railway Society

    Nearest Railway Stations:

    Humphrey Park [0.75 miles]
    Urmston [0.84 miles]
    Trafford Park [1.29 miles]
    Chassen Road [1.32 miles]

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

    (further details awaited)

  • Sat
    The Priory Centre, Church Road, Stretton, DE13 0HE

    Time and other details to be advised along with the accounts in approximately the second week of November.

    The Trade Stand will be in attendance.

    Society polo shirts, aprons & mugs will be available for purchase.

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