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Sat14Mar202011.00 - 16.00Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7JNShow details
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
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.
- 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
- 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
Contact: Tony Sullivan, Email:
Sat16May2020Sun17May2020Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SEShow details
expoEM Spring 2020
16th & 17th May
Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE
All details are subject to change.
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
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
GW Study Group
To be advised
Sat12Sep2020Sun13Sep2020Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7ELShow details
expoEM Autumn 2020
A Showcase of the Best in 4mm Scale Railway Modelling
More information will be added when available
Kettlethorpe High School
Saturday 12th September: 10.00am to 5.00pm TBC
Sunday 13th September: 10.00am to 4.00pm TBC
Special Interest/Line Societies:
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.
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.
Nearest railway station Sandal & Agbrigg (Northern Rail), then by Arriva Bus Service Number 110 to Kettlethorpe High School or a 30 minute walk.
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.
Sat10Oct202010.30 - 16.30Stannington Village Hall, Main Street, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6ELShow details
EMGS North East & Borders Area Group
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
Sun25Oct202010.30 - 1630Newton-in-Bowland Village HallShow details
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.
Doors Open 1030
Set-up 1030 – 1230
Demonstrators and Displays
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.
Sat15May2021Sun16May2021Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SEShow details
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.
To be advised