Garden Railway Open Days

Garden railway open days and other members' only events can be listed in the Journal and included in a PDF Society Diary file on this website.
G Scale Society Diary (from April 2017)

G Scale Diary

Solent Area Group

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Wednesday 5th April

East Sussex G Scale group
From 2pm at Glyn Chave’s
Bexhill
Members welcome

Saturday 8th April

West Midlands Indoor Meeting
11am to 4 pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull, B92 8PN
Paul Blake – 01299 826022

Mid Wales & Marches Indoor Meeting
9.30am to 3.30pm
Castle Caereinion Community Hall
Near Welshpool SY21 9AL
Dave Dowling 01938 810415

Saturday 15th April

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Indoor Meeting
2pm – 5pm
The expanded club DCC layout will be fully working.
Members can bring their own locos to run / test and we will help with any problems.
Village Hall, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, EX5 5BW
Eric Williams, 01392 669433 /07473 160307

Kent Area Group
Hayes Valley Railroad Open Day
2pm Onwards
Bromley, Kent
American Railroad with Till Dusk illuminations
Jason Workman 020 8462 7599
Public

Sunday 16th April

Three Counties Area Group Indoor Meeting
12:30-16:30
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Working party constructing group portable layout
With some running if possible
Access: Some stairs to layout, toilet & Kitchen available
Massoth DCC/Live Steam/Battery/ Analogue
Contact: Before Day Eddie Spencer 01455 448241 or on Day John Davidson 07958165570

Saturday 22 April and Sunday 23 April

Helston Community College Public Railway show
Devon and Cornwall members will meet the Chairman of Helston and Falmouth MRC
to evaluate their event ( Premier Cornwall model railway show) with a view to displaying a G-Scale layout there next year.

Sunday 23rd April

Mid Wales and Marches Area Group Open day
11am onwards
Llanfair Caereinion
Dave Dowling 01938 810415

Saturday 29th April

Essex Area Group
12pm to 4pm
Salcott Village Hall

Sunday 30th April

South Staffs Group
Indoor meeting
Please bring stock to run
11.00 to 15.00
9:30 to 16.00 if you wish to help
assemble / put away the layout.
St Peter’s Church Hall
Whitehouse Lane
Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton WV8 1QS
Roy Pedder 01902 752061
railroy@virginmedia.com

East Midlands Indoor Meeting
11.00 am to 4:30pm
Walesby Village Hall, near Tuxford, NG22 9NY
AGM and business meeting at 2pm.
Includes the Bring and Share Meal.
Joyce Farnese 01949 843435

49th Annual Bristol Model Railway Exhibition 2017

Friday 28th April 1pm-7pm Saturday 29th April 10am-6pm Sunday 30th April 10am-5pm April 2017
Thornbury Leisure Centre. Alveston Hill, Thonbury, Bristol BS35 3JB
G Scale Member 4189 Mr Brian Withers will be exhibiting his G Sale Layout ‘Thomas and Friends’ over the 3 days of the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition. Brian will actively be promoting the G Scale Society by encouraging people to become new members of the G Scale Society.
David Baberstock 01179763329
Public event

Saturday 6th May

West Midlands Indoor Meeting
11 am to 4 pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull, B92 8PN
Paul Blake – 01299 826022

Sunday 7th May

Yorkshire Coast Group Indoor Meeting 11:00am to 4:00pm
Indoor running with analogue and MTS circuits. An opportunity to
bring either analogue or digital locomotives and rolling stock and
run indoors.
Village Hall, Wilsons Lane, East Ayton near Scarborough
Paul Howson: 01723 375426

Sunday 14th May

G Rail
10am to 5pm
Stafford County Showground
ST18 0BD

The Whiteleaf Light Railway with live steam at G rail

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017
Charity Open Day Knockbrake Railroad
12 Noon to 4:00pm
Crosshill Nr Maybole Ayrshire
Gordon Ross 01655 740 154

Saturday 20th May

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Indoor Meeting
2pm – 5pm
The expanded club DCC layout will be fully working.
Members can bring their own locos to run / test and we will help with any problems.
Village Hall, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, EX5 5BW
Eric Williams, 01392 669433 /07473 160307

Sunday 21st May

Essex Area Group
Ipswich
Chris & Brenda
2pm till 5pm
01473415963

Global Rail – German Railway Society show
10.00 – 16.30
Public Event – Adults £5
Didcot Civic Hall
Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN
The Whiteleaf Electric Light Railway in operation

Sunday 28th May

Essex Area Group
2pm Colchester
Mike & Lorraine
07973641005

Saturday 3rd June

North West group Garden Open Day
Andrew Jolley
11am-4pm ish
10 Briarfield Road
Carleton
Poulton-Le-Fylde
LANCASHIRE
FY6 7PW
O1253894992

Sunday 4th June

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:00-17:00
Birstall, Leicestershire. Access: Ramp some steps to Toilet.
Analogue and Piko/Massoth DCC control.
Contact: Tony Kennell 0116 2673289

East Midlands Garden Open Days
Goole, John and Mavis Bevan, from 11am
01405 768406

Kent Area Group
Braintree
Gordon
2pm till 5pm
01376330895

East Midlands & Yorkshire Coast Groups 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Outdoor running open day based on the Pennsylvania Railway with
long trains running.
Hensall near Goole
Ian Stringer 01977 663143

Wednesday 7th June

East Sussex G Scale group
From 2pm at Glyn Chave’s
Bexhill
Members welcome

Saturday 10th June

Kent area Group
Holbrook Ipswich
Chris Chick
2pm till 5pm
01473328853

North West Group Garden Open Day
1pm-5pm
Derek and Dorothy Chapman
19 Wardley Hall Lane
Roe Green
WORSLEY
MANCHESTER
M28 2RL.
O1617028007.
MTS

Sunday 11 June 2017

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Garden Meeting
2pm – 5pm
Facilities to run all types of loco – battery, analogue, digital (Massoth), live steam.
Minimum radius: 6ft Please confirm if intending to visit prior to arrival.
The Firs, 76 Castle Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DY
Derek Lowe Tel: 01208 892878

West Midlands Area Group
Stourport – 1.30 pm
Paul Blake – Tel: 01299826022
Control – Massoth

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017 (Set up Friday 22nd June)
West Sussex Area Group
Sumners Pond Model Show (Public Event) 10.00 to 17.00
Sumners Ponds Fishery & Campsite, Chapel Road, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0PR
West of Horsham in the countryside this event has all kinds of models from boats, helicopters and of course railways.
We are taking the full West Sussex layout with buildings, with other layouts to be confirmed. Help is required to set up (Friday 9th June) and run on both days. Last year we had enough members to allow everyone plenty of time to look around the show. So please let either Mike or Ian know if you are available. Ian Deeley 07966226869 or Mike Wakeling 07921819724

Saturday 17th June. 2017

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Indoor Meeting
2pm – 5pm
The expanded club DCC layout will be fully working.
Members can bring their own locos to run / test and we will help with any problems.
Village Hall, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, EX5 5BW
Eric Williams, 01392 669433 /07473 160307

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

Sunday 18 June 2017

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Garden Meeting
Date reserved. Details to be confirmed later.
Robert Poet 01752 822027

Saturday 24th June

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
In Aid of Prostate Cancer
13:00-16:00
Hinkley, Leicestershire. Access: Level, ground floor toilet.
Massoth DCC.
Contact: Eddie Spencer 01455 448241

North West Group Garden Open Day
12-5 or later
Phil Saint
12 Crossfield Drive
Swinton
Manchester
M27 9TN
01612810793
MTS PLUS FULL CATENARY

Sunday 25th June

Mid Wales and Marches Area Group Open day
11am onwards
Llandre near Aberystwyth
Alan Millichamp 01970 820174

Essex Area Group
Marks Tye
John & Ann
2pm till 5pm
01206211638

Yorkshire Coast Group
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Outdoor running open day with long track sections. Both MTS and
analogue tracks.
Scalby near Scarborough
Paul Howson 01723 375426

Garden Open Day
Sommmerville & St Francis Railroad
Barran Nr Oban
gscale.scotland@outlook.com

Saturday 1st July

Kent Area Group
Lullingstone and Eynsford Railway
1pm until 6pm
Eynsford, Kent
Independence Day so American theme but will be running anything we like!!
Analogue and DCC
Martin Piper 01322 864485
MJP_47401@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 2nd July

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
12:00-16:00
Hinkley, Leicestershire. Access: Level, ground floor toilet.
Massoth DCC.
Contact: Eddie Spencer 01455 448241

Essex Area Group
Capel st Mary Ipswich
Martin & Rose
2pm till 5pm
01473311308

East Midlands Garden Open Day
Chellaston,
Keith Summers
01332 705220

Saturday 8th July

1pm-5pm
John Hulse
26 Dennison Road
Cheadle Hulme
CHESHIRE
SK8 6LW
01614857183
Analogue control

Middlesex and West London group.
Open day at Clive Drussel’s home
2pm to 5pm
46 Ferndale Cresent,
Cowley
Uxbridge.
Middlesex UB8 2AX
01895-255667 please phone Clive to confirm your attending.
No children please because of river at the bottom of his garden

Sunday 9th July

Essex Area Group
Cavenham Bury st Edmunds
Terry & Sue
2pm till 5pm
01638751343

Kent Area Group
Carol and Richard’s Railway
1pm until 6pm
Canterbury, Kent
Richard Riley 01227 762845
Ricardo2689@hotmail.com

Yorkshire Coast Group Garden Visit – from 2:00pm
Large track circuits running a variety of rolling stock.
Whitby
Trevor Chalmers – 01947 604841

Saturday 15th July

North West group Garden Open Day
1pm-5pm
Allan Judd
275 Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 3RE
O1253403069

West Midlands Area Group
Solihull – 2 pm
Alan Eccles – Tel: 0121 2438446
Control – Battery & Steam

Sunday 16th July

Mid Wales and Marches Area Group Open day
1pm to 5pm
Newbridge on Wye
Ivan Byng 01597 860134

Essex Area Group
Braintree
Edward & Sharon
2pm till 5pm
01376618249

Garden Open Day
Tombstone Railway
13:00 to 16:00
Bathgate
gscale.scotland@outlook.com

South Staffs Area Group

Garden Meeting
Eddie and Andre Hickey
Sedgley, West Midlands.
1pm till 6pm
01902 673292

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017 (Set up Friday 21st July)

West Sussex Area Group
South Downs Light Railway ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ (Public Event) 11.00 to 16.00
Wyevale Pulborough Garden Centre, Stopham Road, Pulborough, RH20 1DS
The West Sussex layout, including buildings will also be going to this show which combines nicely with the Southdown’s Light Railway running over the weekend. We had great support last year from members and all had a chance to ride the steam railway. So please if you can help over any of the three days (set up Friday 21st), contact Keith 07761986499 or Mike 07921819724. All help is very much appreciated.

Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd July

Festival of Model Tramways
11am – 4pm
Public Event Adults £12.50 Concessions £11
London Museum of Water and Steam
Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN
Station Kew Bridge (from Waterloo)
The Whiteleaf Tramway in operation

Sunday 23rd July

Kent Area Group
Hayes Valley Railroad Open Day
2pm Onwards
Bromley, Kent
American Railroad with Till Dusk illuminations
Jason Workman 020 8462 7599
Public

Garden Open Day
13:00 to 16:00
Gargunnock
Nr Stirling
gscale.scotland@outlook.com

Saturday 29th July

South Staffs Area Group
Garden Meeting
Roy and Gerry Pedder
Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
2pm till 6pm
01902 752061

Sunday 30th July

Mid Wales and Marches Area Group Open day
11am onwards
Market Drayton
Tony Hayward 01630 655685

East Midlands Garden Open Day
Southwell,
Peter Ward,
11am – 4pm
07948 572 667

Garden Open Day
Chairman’s open Day
13:00 to 16:00pm
Stirling
gscale.scotland@outlook.com

Wednesday 2nd August

East Sussex G Scale group
From 2pm at Glyn Chave’s
Bexhill
Members welcome

Saturday 5th August

West Midlands Area Group
Selly Oak
Anne German – 01214723788

Sunday 6th August

East Midlands Garden Open Day
Goole, John and Mavis Bevan, from 11am 01405 768406

Saturday 12th August

Essex Area Group
4 pm Colchester
Mike & Lorraine
07973641005

West Midlands Area Group
Yardley – 1pm
Dave Tilling – Tel: 0121 7830917
Control – MTS

Sunday 20th August

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:00-16:30
Burbage, Leicestershire. Access: some steps, ground floor toilet. Analogue.
Contact: David Corbett 01455 618643 or 07751898619

Essex Area Group
Ipswich
Chris & Brenda
2pm till 5pm
014734415963

West Midlands Area Group
Northfield – 1 pm
Mike Rymill – Tel: 01214756424
Control – Train Engineer

Kent Area Group
Maplecross Railway
1pm until 6pm
Chatham, Kent
Analogue, MTS and Steam
Jeff and Sue Fray 01634 819521
Jeff@ME57JS.com

North West Group Garden Open Day
11am onwards
Sandy Gray
Old Mill House
Kiln Green
Diggle
OL3 5JY
07740 851623
Mainly Massoth Digital but analogue available.
Please call to confirm

Sunday 27th August

West Midlands Area Group
Cheslyn Hay – 2 pm
Peter Reynolds – Tel: 01922417737

Saturday 2nd September

Kent Area Group
Hayes Valley Railroad Open Day
2pm Onwards
Bromley, Kent
American Railroad with Till Dusk illuminations
Jason Workman 020 8462 7599
Public

Sunday 3rd September

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
12:00-16:00
Burbage, Leicestershire. Access: some steps, ground floor toilet. Massoth DCC.
Contact: Cyril Malin 01455 614924

Sunday 10th September

Essex Area Group
Braintree
Gordon
2pm till 5pm
01376330895

Saturday 16th September

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

Sunday 24th September

South Staffs Group
Indoor meeting
11.00 to 15.00
9:30 to 16.00 if you wish to help
assemble / put away the layout.
St Peter’s Church Hall
Whitehouse Lane
Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton WV8 1QS
Roy Pedder 01902 752061
railroy@virginmedia.com

Essex Area Group
2pm Kirby Cross Frinton
Jerry & Maureen
012556787781

G Scale Scotland
Winter meetings
2nd Sunday of the Month
October to April
Details to follow

Saturday 14th October

Mid Wales & Marches Indoor Meeting
9.30am to 3.30pm
Castle Caereinion Community Hall
Near Welshpool SY21 9AL
Dave Dowling 01938 810415

Sunday 15th October

Essex Area Group
12pm Tollenshunt Knight village hall
Winter meeting
Stuart Harmon
01621860604

Sat 14th and Sun 15th October

National Festival of Railway Modelling
Sat 10am – 5pm Sun 10am – 4pm
Public Event Adults £10
East of England Showground
Peterborough PE2 6XE
The Whiteleaf Light Railway in operation

Saturday 21st October

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

Sat 28th October

Newbury Model Railway Club Annual Show
1000 – 1630
Public Event Adults £5 Concessions £4.50
St Bartholomew’s School
Buckingham Road, Newbury RG14 6JP
The Whiteleaf Light Railway in operation

Sunday 29th October

South Staffs Group
Indoor Meeting
11:00 to 15:00
9:30 to 16:00 if you wish to help
assemble/put away the layout.
St Peter’s Church Hall
Whitehouse Lane
Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV8 1QS
Roy Pedder 01902 752061
railroy@virginmedia.com

Saturday 4th November

Solent’s 10th Anniversary Wickham Indoor Meet
11.00 to 16.00
The Wickham Centre
Mill Lane
Wickham Hants
PO17 5AL
Contact Wickham@muns.org.uk

Saturday 11th November

Mid Wales & Marches Indoor Meeting
9.30am to 3.30pm
Castle Caereinion Community Hall
Near Welshpool SY21 9AL
Dave Dowling 01938 810415

Saturday 18th November

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

Saturday 9th December

NOTE ; New Venue and Date
G-WIZZ IT’S CHRISTMAS AGAIN!
20th Festive Model Railway Exhibition
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER 2017
Fairhaven URC Dawson Hall
The White Church
Clifton Drive, Andell
Lytham St.Annes
FY8 1AX
Lancashire
Open 10.00-16.00
Adults £3.00 Children £2.00

Featuring G Scale Railways, Trams and Narrow Gauge Railways
With Trade support

Show organised by the G-Wizz Garden Railway Display Team

Travel note, The venue is 10 mins from Ansdell & Fairhaven Station on the South Fylde Line, Change at Preston. Buses by Blackpool Transport Services and Coastal Coaches pass the venue, ask for The White Church.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Cancer Ward 84 Registered Charity No 1049274

Details from our website www.gwizzgroup.wordpress.co.uk

Mid Wales & Marches Indoor Meeting
9.30am to 3.30pm
Castle Caereinion Community Hall
Near Welshpool SY21 9AL
Dave Dowling 01938 810415

Sunday 10th December

Yorkshire Coast Group
11:00am to 4:00pm
Christmas Party & AGM with analogue and MTS circuits.
An opportunity to bring either analogue or digital locomotives
and rolling stock and run indoors.
Village Hall, Wilsons Lane, East Ayton near Scarborough
Paul Howson: 01723 375426

Saturday 16th December

North West indoor meeting
10.00am to 2.30pm
All welcome
St Alban’s Church Hall,
Lindsell Road,
Broadheath,
Altrincham,
Cheshire.
WA14 5NX
John Hulse 07989639815

East Midlands Open Days

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