EMGS, Area Group Events, and Exhibitions

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    Mount Drive

    All your own projects - Show us what you are modelling

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2020
    11.00 - 16.00Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7JN

    Skills Day 2020

    EMGS Announcement - DRAFT 3a

    The 7th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day - Saturday March 14th 2020

    Didcot Civic Hall - 11.00am to 4.00pm

     

    We are pleased to announce that the EM Gauge Society and the Scalefour Society are holding in March 2020, another ‘Skills Day’ event. This is the first one to take place in this region and builds on the successful formula of an informal, informative gathering of modellers.  As in previous years, the EMGS involvement is again being funded by the bequest of Chris Kedgley, former Chairman of the EM Gauge Society and active member of the Scalefour Society who passed away in June 2013.

    Didcot is a famous railway town with Didcot Parkway Railway Station being within walking distance of the Civic Hall. Even in March, for a weekend break the area has much to offer railway enthusiasts, Didcot Railway Centre is within walking distance while Pendon Museum at Long Wittenham is only a couple of miles distant.

    As ever, the emphasis will be on ‘showing and telling’ and so will feature around eighteen experienced modellers demonstrating a wide range of skills and a variety of innovative techniques. All this will be supported by an expected total of six quality layouts to inspire you and illustrate some of these methods in practice.

     

    Date:                           Saturday March 14th 2020

    Location:                     Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN
    Web:                           https://www.didcotcivichall.co.uk

    Opening Times:          11.00am to 4.00pm

    Admission:                 Entry is free, but donations are encouraged.

    Catering:                     Teas and coffees will be available.

    For lunch, a wide variety of hostelries and cafes are close at hand.

     

    Layouts 

    • Brighton East(EM) - Dave Smith
    • Cheddar (P4) - Chris Challis
    • Edge Hill (EM) - Paul Segar
    • Great Bardfield(P4) - David Hawkins
    • Lower Exbury (P4) - Alison and David Barker
    • Westcliff (EM) - Richard Butler

     

    Demonstrations

    • Ready to Run Locomotive Conversion - Mike Ainsworth
    • Signals - Mark Tatlow
    • Scenics - Paul Ash
    • Weathering Techniques - Mick Bonwick (Great Missenden)
    • Resistive Soldering Techniques - David Brandreth
    • Alex Jackson & Dingham Auto couplings - David Bridges
    • Laser Cutting Techniques - Jonathan Buckie
    • Templot - Phil Chudley
    • Coaches - Philip Hall
    • Painting & Lining - Geoff Haynes
    • Trees – Ray Hodson
    • Weathering Diesel period stock - Peter Johnson
    • Not all wagons are the same - Duncan Redford
    • Soldering - Roger Sawyer
    • Trackwork - Phil Tattershall
    • Wagon Suspension & Springing Systems - Andrew Ullyott
    • Loco Clinic - Tim Venton
    • Architectural Modelling - Grahame Vickery
    • Electronics - MERG

     

    The EMGS Test Track will be in attendance and will be situated adjacent to Tim Venton’s stand.

     

    Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

     

    This event is being organised by the various area groups in the South and South West of England of the EM Gauge Society www.emgs.org and the Scalefour Society http://scalefour.org/

     

    Contact: Tony Sullivan, Email: 

     

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  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    Mount Drive

    Painting and Lining

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

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  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020
    Sun
    17
    May
    2020
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    expoEM Spring 2020

    16th & 17th May

    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

     

    All details are subject to change.

    Layouts

    Brixham - (EM) GWR early 1930s - Ted Farmer

    Canada Street - (EM) BR 1970's - Peter Johnson

    Dewerstone - (EM) GWR 1930s - Steve Sims

    Eastwood - (P4) L&Y - SHMRC

    Freshwater - (EM) - IOW Southern - Stafford Railway Circle

    Kirkmellington - (EM) - Scottish Colliery Branch - Tony Bucknell

    Shwt - (EM) - BR (W) early 1960’s end of life ex LNWR branchline - John Chivers

    Sidmouth - (P4) BR(S) 1950s - Richard Harper

    Westcliff - (EM) GWR - Richard Butler

    Guest layout

    Foston Mills - 7mm NER

    Demonstrators will include

    Ian Rathbone - Painting & Lining

    Peter Hill - Ready to Run Loco conversions

    Karl Crowther - Signals

    Vernon Harrod - Rolling Stock

    Mick More - Wagons

    Geoff Kent - Modelling in Plasticard

    Phil Tattershall - Trackwork

    Societies

    GW Study Group

    Traders

    To be advised

     

     

     

     

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  • Sat
    30
    May
    2020
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2020
    Mount Drive

    Planning and building a layout

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

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  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2020
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020
    Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7EL

    expoEM Autumn 2020
    A Showcase of the Best in 4mm Scale Railway Modelling

    More information will be added when available

     

    Venue:

    Kettlethorpe High School

    Standbridge Lane
    Sandal
    Wakefield
    WF2 7EL

    Opening times:
           Saturday 12th September:     10.00am to 5.00pm TBC
                Sunday 13th September:    10.00am to 4.00pm TBC

    Layouts:

    Traders:

    Special Interest/Line Societies:

    Demonstrators:
    A Catering Service is being provided by the ‘Crocodile Sisters’ (of Scalefour North fame) and will include breakfasts, lunches and hot and cold drinks.

     
    Admission prices:   ALL TBC
    £7 Members / £9 Non-members
    Accompanied children (under 16 Free).
    Tickets purchased on Saturday are valid for both days.
     
    Getting there:
     
    Public Transport
     
    Arriva Bus Service Number 110 from Leeds and Wakefield City Centre Bus Stations to Kettlethorpe High School, every 10 minutes on Saturday, every 20 minutes on Sunday.
     
    https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/yorkshire/services/110---sapphire---hall-green-to-leeds/?direction=outbound
     
    Nearest railway station Sandal & Agbrigg (Northern Rail), then by Arriva Bus Service Number 110 to Kettlethorpe High School or a 30 minute walk.
     
    https://d2cf7kiw5xizhy.cloudfront.net/images/timetables/bucket/leeds-to-sheffield-and-doncaster-wakefield-line-2277.pdf
     
    Travel by car
     
    Within easy reach of the M1 (Junction 39). SAT NAV – WF2 7EL
    Parking at the front of the school or across the road on the purpose built car park (traffic signal controlled crossing). Plenty of on-street parking nearby and the Asda car park.
     
    Disabled Access is available upon request at the main entrance to the school.
     
    Contact:
    email:
    Website: www.emgs.org

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  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2020
    Mount Drive

    Development of the Railway Carriage

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

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  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2020
    10.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall, Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6EL

    EMGS North East & Borders Area Group
    proudly presents
    WORKSHOPWISE 2020
    Saturday 12th October     10.30am - 4.30pm
    Stannington Village Hall,
    Main Street, Stannington,
    Morpeth, NE61 6EL
    (just 0ff the A1 south of Morpeth)
    A day of practical modelling demo’s from our members:-

    to be advised

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  • Sun
    25
    Oct
    2020
    10.30 - 1630Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    EXPO-BOWLAND 2020

    Sunday 25th October

    Newton-in-Bowland Village Hall

    The October meeting of the EMGS Craven & Ribble Area Group and the Preston and Fylde S4 Group and will feature a selection of demonstrations and working layouts and lunch.

    Programme TBA

    Timetable

    Doors Open                        1030

    Set-up                                 1030 – 1230

    Open                                   1230

    Lunch                                  1300

    Close                                   1630

    Layouts

    TBA

    Demonstrators and Displays

    TBA

    IRECTIONS 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 grids    and 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.

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  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2020
    Alwoodley Methodist Church Hall

    Project Workshop

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    05
    Dec
    2020
    Mount Drive

    Christmas Quiz

    Contact Chris Batchelor if you wish to attend any events.

    0113 414 5431               email 

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  • Sat
    15
    May
    2021
    Sun
    16
    May
    2021
    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

    All details are subject to change, including location.

    We have ten layouts so far including “South Pelaw” and a Scale Seven layout (Visiting society) just looking for one more small layout.

    Layouts

    Demonstrators

    Societies

    Traders

    To be advised

     

     

     

     

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