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Sat10Mar201811.00 - 16.30The Kidderminster Railway Museum
The 5th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day
Disabled access: There is a ramp for wheelchairs giving access to the ground floor of the museum. However, the Skills Day event is taking place on the upper floor and we very much regret that the museum website (http://www.krm.org.uk/) states there is, unfortunately, no disabled access to the upper floor, on the advice of the Fire Officer.
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 well over £5,000 the EMGS Board have decided to hold a fifth “Skills Day” (the first in the Midlands) in his memory.
The event will feature over a dozen experienced modellers demonstrating a wide range of skills, plus “Kitedale” an ex L&Y P4 layout presented by Ray Hodson and “Trewithick” a GWR EM layout presented by Graeme Vickery. Both layouts will be presented “sans drapes”
Date: Sat March 10th 2018
Location: The Kidderminster Railway Museum (adjacent to the Severn Valley Railway
station) Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
Hours: 11.00 to 16.30
Cost: Admission Free to all
Catering: The SVR has its own tea- rooms adjacent to the venue.
Demonstrations already confirmed (one or two more to come):
- Resistance Soldering for absolute beginners (Pm only) - Ray Hodson
- Which Coupling? - Alex Jackson/Dinghams/Lincs/Sprat&Winkle (Am only) - David Hawkins
- Track and Turnout Construction (Am only) - Tony Sullivan
- Ready to run loco conversions - Peter Hill
- Layout Electronics - Bill Wyatt-Millington
- Plasticard Modelling - Geoff Kent
- Signal Construction - Karl Crowther
- Painting & Lining - Ian Rathbone
- Loco clinic for troublesome models - Tim Venton
- Wagon suspension and springing systems compared - Andrew Ullyott
- How I weather my rolling stock on “Canada Street” - Peter Johnson
- Architectural Model Construction - Dave Barrett
- Scenics - Paul Ash
- Split Chassis Loco Construction - John James
The EMGS Trade Stand will also be in attendance.
This event is being organised on behalf of the EMGS by Tony Sullivan (EMGS Board Member). (Contact 07806 093340 or
Sat08Sep2018Sun09Sep2018Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES
Saturday 10.30 - 17.30 Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
Admission Members £TBC Visitors £TBC
Tickets valid both days.
Specialist traders, P4 and EM layouts, comprehensive "show you how" demonstrations and members secondhand sales.
Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)
Glaisden - EM
Waterloo Street - P4
Easingwold East - EM
Hartburn - EM
Rolleston-on-Dove - EM
EMGS Trade Stand
Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
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.
Sat13Oct201810.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall
Workshop Wise 2018
Saturday 13th 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.
Confirmation and full details to follow.