Society Events

  • Sat
    Littleborough Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough,OL15 9AE

    Located on Lodge Street, a quiet cobbled area in the heart of Littleborough's central conservation area.Within 5 minutes walk of both the bus terminus and railway station (on the Manchester-Leeds via Rochdale line).  Just opposite the Parish Church.  There is free car parking at the Coach House and on adjacent streets.

    The 4th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day

    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 £5,000 the committee have decided to hold a fourth “Skills Day” (the first in the North of England) in his memory.

    The event will comprise of a number of demonstrators of (at least 15) covering a wide range of modelling skills, plus two award-winning layouts exhibited “sans drapes”

    Visitors will be encouraged (where practicable) to “have a go”.

    Date: Sat March 11th 2017

    Location: Littleborough Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough Nr Rochdale OL15 9AE (5 mins walk from Littleborough Station which is a 20min train journey from Manchester Victoria)

    Hours:         11am to 4.30pm

    Cost  :        Admission £3

    EMGS Members FREE  (Don’t forget your membership cards)

    Catering: The Cherry Tree café is adjacent to the venue.

    Demonstrations already confirmed (more to come) include: -



      • Soldering for absolute beginners - Roger Sawyer
      • Signal Construction - Karl Crowther
      • Etched Coach Construction- Dave Carter
      • Alex Jackson (AJ’s) Couplings- Tony Williams
      • White metal soldering - Derek Evans
      • Architectural Model Construction - Andy Cooper
      • Track and Turnout Construction -Tony Sullivan
      • The art of Tree making and scenics - Dave Hawkins
      • Ready to run loco conversions and chassis construction – Peter Hill
      • ‘On my workbench’ Ian Worthington & Martin Edmondson featuring installation of point motors and control system for the fiddle yard on Ian’s EM ‘Glaisden’ layout.
      • Resin casting in the preparation of coach sides - Martin Stringer
      • Rolling stock detailing including laser glaze coach windows and wagon weathering - . Ben Lord & Dai Davies
      • Modelling Road Vehicles including working vehicles using radio control and the Faller system - Phil Taylor
      • Not all wagons are the same!! – Duncan Redford

    There will also be a Loco clinic for troublesome models run by John James who will also be expounding the virtues of Split Chassis Loco Construction.

    The EMGS "Trade Stand" will be in attendance.

    This event is organised on behalf of the EMGS mainly by Tony Sullivan (EMGS Publicity Officer) with the considerable help of Karl Crowther and members of The Rochdale MRG.  (Contact 07806 093340 or

  • Sat
    10.00-17.30Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    Whether you model in 00, EM or P4 there will be inspirational layouts, 'show you how' demonstration by some of our leading modellers, interactive lecture programme and over 40 specialist traders. Plus our very own Trade Stand, Members Sales stand and our Test Track.

    Saturday 10.30 - 17.30

    Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

    On-site parking - Catering and Licensed Bar.

    Visitor £8.00   Child £2.00  Family (2 plus 2) £16.00

    Members £6.00

    (your ticket is valid for both days)


    Trewithick - GWR 1940's - EM  Graeme Vickery
    London Road - LNWR pre grouping - P4 - Jol Wilkinson
    Swaynton - BR (S) 1960's - EM - North West Surrey Area Group
    Friday Street - Wisbech & Upwell Tramway - EM - Dave Tailby
    East Becton - London Tilbury pre grouping - EM - Brian Wakeling
    Sandford & Banwell - GWR 1930's - P4 - Peter & Jeff Day
    Middle Peak - Industrial - EM - North East & Borders Area Group
    Pwllheli - Cambrian Coast 2000 - P4 - Ian & Jonathan Buckie
    Glaisdon - BR (NE) 1960's - EM  - Ian Worthington
    Navigation Road - 1970's Blue Diesels - EM - Sarum Finescale Group

    Guest Layout
    Gweek North Quay (7mm 0-16.5 Independent narrow gauge 1920's)


    247 Development
    Alan Gibson
    Ambis Engineering
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    C&L Finescale
    Cambrian Models
    Cooper Craft
    Costal DCC
    Dart Castings, Montys Models and MJT
    David Geen Model Railway Kits (*)
    Eileen's Emporium
    Elite Baseboards
    GW Models
    H&A 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 (*)
    Mousa Models
    Penbits Model Railways
    Prickley Pear Products
    Roger Carpenter Photograph
    Roxey Mouldings
    RT Models
    Rumney Models
    South Eastern Finecast
    Steam Age
    Wild Swan Books Ltd
    Wizard Models

    (*) to be confirmed.


    Andrew Ullyott - Starting in EM Helpdesk
    Geoff Kent - Using plasticard
    Roy Jackson - Retford Locos
    Peter Hill - RTR  loco Conversions
    Vernon Harrod - Kit and scratch built rolling stock
    John McCrea - CAD drawings for etching
    Mick Moore - 'The Peter Denny Collection Display - Buckingham 70 Years'
    Tony Gee -  'The Peter Denny Collection Display - Buckingham 70 Years'
    Dave Hawkins - Trees and other scenics
    Ray Hodson - Soldering (incl RSU's)
    John James - Split Chassis Loco Construction
    Peter Sutherland - Plastic Coaches
    Tony Sullivan  - Bullhead Trackwork Construction



  • Sat
    Wells Town Hall

    Railwells 2017
    including Scalefour Southwest 25
    and Special Railwells 40 Exhibits
    Organised by the Wells Railway Fraternity
    The Town Hall, Market Place,
    Wells, Somerset. BA5 2RB

    Saturday August 12th, 10.30 to 17.30
    Sunday August 13th, 10.00 to 16.30

    Hebble Vale EM        Sidmouth - P4
    Seaton - P4              Trerice - P4
    Longcarse West P4     Waterloo St P4

    EM Demo stand    EM Membership Secretary

    Adults £6.00, Accompanied Child (15 and under) Free
    Wheelchair user & Child £4.00
    For further information:- Chris Challis 01749 938362

     Railwells Parking
    Saturday Car Boot Sale in the field. Parking  £3.00 all day.
    Sunday parking in the field FREE all day.

    Follow the Car Boot signs or the Railwells Parking signs.


  • Sat
    Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES

    Saturday 10.30 - 17.30 Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

    Admission Members £7.00 Visitors £8.00

    Tickets valid both days.

    Specialist traders, P4 and EM layouts, comprehensive "show you how" demonstrations and members secondhand sales.

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Barum West Junction - EM - Ken Gibbons

    Black Lion Crossing  -  EM Geoff Kent

    Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane  -  P4 Leamington & Warwick MRS
    LNWR/GWR London suburban terminus

    Clevedon  -  EM Andrew Ullyott
    Weston Clevedon and & Portishead Light Railway

    Cornwallis Yard  -  EM Allison and David Barker
    GWR Plymouth Docks branch

    Harkness  -  EM Tony Bucknell
    LNER Northumberland

    North Ballachulish  -  EM Andy Cooper
    West Highlands 1970/71

    North Holderness Light Railway  -  EM Don Annison & Peter Steen
    LNER Yorkshire

    Portchullin  -  P4 Mark Tatlow
    BR Highland Railway

    Sandon Goods  -  EM Chris Hewitt
    Liverpool Docks

    Tackeroo  -  EM Andy York
    Military railway

    The Depots, Low Barking  -  EM Paul Gallon
    NE branch

    Valley Fields  -  EM Tony Gee


    247 Developments
    Alan Gibson
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Country Scenics & Trees
    Eileen’s Emporium
    EMGS Trade Stand
    Direct Train Spares
    High Level Kits
    Judith Edge Kits
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    London Road Models
    Model Railway Developements
    R.T. Models
    Rumney Models
    Stevenson Carriages &
    Millholme Models
    Wizard Models (Comet Models, 51l & MSE)


    There will be at least 12 demonstrators, including the Retford crew, working at the show demonstrating various skills including plastic coaches, split chassis construction, chassis construction, DCC, architectural modelling, track construction, wagon loads, modern image modelling and ready to run conversions to EM.
    The demonstrators will be only too happy to answer questions and discuss problems.

    Visiting Societies

    NE Railway Association.
    Cumbrian Railway Association
    more TBA.

    By Car:
    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:-
    For rail services check

    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.

  • Sat
    10.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall

    Workshop Wise 2017

    Saturday 14th October
    10.30am 4.30pm
    Stannington Village Hall,
    Main Street,
    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.

    A supporting cast of David Dunn’s 'Railways of the North East' slide show throughout the day.

    With trade support from:-
    Tynedale Trains - Smart Models - Dave Alexander Models
    Lanarkshire Models and Supplies - 52F Models
    Cumbrian Railways Association

    The EMGS Sales Stand will be attending this event.
    and not forgetting some rather good catering.

  • Sat
    10:30 amNewton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    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

    Doors Open 1030
    Set-up1030 – 1230

    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:
    Phone: 01200 446437.

    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
    Parking on the roadside past the Village Hall.

  • Sat
    Wells Town Hall

    This is a combined AGM/Members day and also incorporates a modelling workshop.

    10.30am - 4.30pm

    Below are the details of the AGM, followed by the information on the modelling workshop. Finally there are bus details on how to get to Wells. There is no railway station in Wells.

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the EM Gauge Society Limited will be held on Saturday 4th November 2017 at Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RB
    The meeting will commence at 2pm sharp.
    The Agenda will be as follows.
    Notice convening the meeting.
    Apologies for absence.
    Minutes of the last AGM.
    Matters Arising.
    Officer’s reports
    Including Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Trade Officer.
    Chairman’s address
    Election of Officers
    Election of the Board
    Any Other Business
    The Annual Competition will be held during the day, with the results announced once the AGM has been completed.
    Full details and reports will be circulated in a later Newsletter.
    Roger Sawyer - EMGS Secretary

    4mm Modellers Workshop
    Admission £5.00, EM Society Members FREE
    As part of the Members day and AGM this year the North West Somerset Area Group of the EM Society have arranged the Modellers Workshop. The Workshop will be held in the Main Hall of the building. Come and learn, chat and socialise with fellow modellers.

    Maiden Newton, under construction                Gerry Beale
    Wookey, under construction, 1930’s GWR      Malcolm Jones
    M Shed (extended) Bristol Docks                    John England
    Vintners Yard, LBSC 1870                               Eric Gates
    Cheddar S&D 1920’s                                       Simon Challis

    Demonstrators - for you to consult
    Loco Building                            Dave Burnett
    Track Building                           Tony Gomersall
    Scenery                                     Martin Goodall
    Model Buildings                         David Barrett
    Learn to solder                          Roger Sawyer
    Weathering locos & stock by:-  Doug Richards, Barry Larkin & Paul Lewis
    DCC                      Peter Everett/Allan Jones
    Modern Image      TBA
    Modelling in EM & P4A          Andrew Ullyott
    Detailing RTR stock & locos  Gerry Beale

    Eileen’s Emporium, tools and materials
    Branchlines, motors, gear boxes, kits & bits
    South West Digital, DCC supplies TBC
    Gas Cupboard Models, general model shop
    Bill Hudson Transport Books, New and Second hand
    EM Society Trade, take advantage of this facility


    St Matthews Wookey fund Raising, drinks, cakes and sandwiches to order.

    Getting there by Public Transport
    There is a half hourly bus service from Bristol to Wells, the Mendip Xplora service 376; final destination Street.

    Travelling by train to Bristol Temple Meads, The stop for this bus is at the bottom of station Approach, on the right.
    In Wells the stop is at the HSBC bank 150 yds from the Town Hall. For your return journey go down the town to the Wells Bus station.

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