Members: Click to login/out
Sat11Mar2017Littleborough 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat13May2017Sun14May201710.00-17.30Bracknell 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
(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
Gweek North Quay (7mm 0-16.5 Independent narrow gauge 1920's)
Bill Hudson Transport Books
Dart Castings, Montys Models and MJT
David Geen Model Railway Kits (*)
Kernow Model Rail Centre
London Road Models
Mega Points Controllers
Mike King (Southern drawings)
Model Railway Developments (*)
Penbits Model Railways
Prickley Pear Products
Roger Carpenter Photograph
South Eastern Finecast
Wild Swan Books Ltd
(*) 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
Sat12Aug2017Sun13Aug2017Wells Town Hall
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
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.
Sat09Sep2017Sun10Sep2017Partington 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
North Ballachulish - EM Andy Cooper
West Highlands 1970/71
North Holderness Light Railway - EM Don Annison & Peter Steen
Portchullin - P4 Mark Tatlow
BR Highland Railway
Sandon Goods - EM Chris Hewitt
Tackeroo - EM Andy York
The Depots, Low Barking - EM Paul Gallon
Valley Fields - EM Tony Gee
Bill Hudson Transport Books
Country Scenics & Trees
EMGS Trade Stand
Direct Train Spares
High Level Kits
Judith Edge Kits
Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
London Road Models
Model Railway Developements
Stevenson Carriages &
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.
NE Railway Association.
Cumbrian Railway Association
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:- http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/Pages/bus_times_leaflet_library.aspx.
For rail services check www.thetrainline.com/train-times/manchester-to-urmston
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.
Sat14Oct201710.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall
Workshop Wise 2017
Saturday 14th October
Stannington Village Hall,
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.
Sat21Oct201710:30 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
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: email@example.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
Parking on the roadside past the Village Hall.
Sat04Nov2017Wells 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.
Including Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Trade Officer.
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.