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 16th March 2018)

Society Diary

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Solent Area Group

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Sat 17th & Sun 18th March

The Midlands Garden Rail Show – Large Scale Model Rail
Public Event- open 10am-4pm Daily
Warwickshire event centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa CV31 1XN
www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk
See advert for details
The all-new EMAG layout ‘Walesby’ will be at the Midlands Garden Rail Show at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa.

Saturday 17th March

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

Monday 19th March

Gypsy Wood Park
Public Event – Open March to Sept
Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, LL55 2YA
T: 01286 673133
W: gypsywood.co.uk
Largest outdoor model railway in the country with eighteen trains running in a landscape garden setting

Wednesday 21st March

Kent Area Group
Skivers Day at the Maple Cross Railway
For those who can skive off work and those who don’t have too!!
1.30pm until 5.30pm
Chatham, Kent
Analogue, MTS and Steam
Jeff and Sue Fray 01634 819521
Jeff@ME57JS.com

Sunday 25th March

South Staffs Group Indoor Meeting
Please bring trains to run
We have tracks for digital or analog
and battery or live steam.
11:00 to 15:00
9:30 to 15:45 if you wish to help
assemble / dismantle the layout.
St Peter’s Church Hall
Whitehouse Lane
Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV8 1QS
Roy Pedder 01902 752061 or 07545619530
railroy@virginmedia.com

Sunday 25th March 2018

East Midlands Indoor Meeting
11.00 am to 4:30pm
Walesby Village Hall, near Tuxford, NG22 9NY
Bring-and-Share Meal (John and Mavis Bevan have the list of items to bring)
Business meeting at 2pm – this will include the AGM
Joyce Farnese 01949 843435
Note: this was originally scheduled to be on April 8th – there is now no meeting in April.

Saturday 31st March

Kent Area Group
Easter SATURDAY

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

Saturday 7th April

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
12:00-16:00
Leicester.
Access: Level, One Step to Toilet
Battery Powered Track, Radius One Curves
Contact: Jason Walter 07850 330174

Saturday April 14th

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

Mid Wales and Marches Indoor Meeting
9.30am – 3pm
Castle Caereinion Community Hall
Near Welshpool SY21 9AL
Dave Dowling 01938 810415

Sunday 15th April

Yorkshire Coast Group Indoor Meeting – 11am to 4pm
East Ayton Village Hall, Wilson’s Lane
Members are welcome to bring locomotives and rolling stock to run during the event either analogue or Digital.

Paul Howson – 01723 375426

Three Counties Area Group Indoor Meeting
12:30-16:30
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Access: Some stairs to layout, toilet & Kitchen available
Running group portable layout
With some work on layout if possible/needed
Massoth DCC/Live Steam/Battery/ Analogue
Contact: Before Day Eddie Spencer 01455 448241 or on Day John Davidson 07958 165570

Saturday 21st 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

Sat 21st and Sun 22nd April

Festival of Model Tramways
Public Event
Museum of Transport
Boyle St, Cheetham,
Manchester M8 8UW

The Whiteleaf Tramway in operation.

Details at www.tramwayinfo.com

Saturday 28th April 2018

Devon & Cornwall Indoor meeting
2.00 pm to 17.00 pm
Newton St Cyres Village Hall,
Village Hall, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, EX5 5BW.
DCC (analogue if suitable for DCC voltage), and Battery but sorry no live steam.
Display and discussion of passenger carriage lighting options. Discussion about the Newton St Cyres Revels event (July 8th).
Ann Feetham (Devon) 01392 215837

Sunday 29th April

South Staffs Group Indoor Meeting
Please bring trains to run
We have tracks for digital or analog
and battery or live steam.
11:00 to 15:00
9:30 to 15:45 if you wish to help
assemble / dismantle the layout.
St Peter’s Church Hall
Whitehouse Lane
Codsall Wood, Wolverhampton, WV8 1QS
Roy Pedder 01902 752061 or 07545619530
railroy@virginmedia.com

Saturday May 5th

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

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

Monday 7th May

West Midlands Open Day
Alan and Sylvia Eccles
0121 243 8446

Sat 12th May

Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers Reading Show
10am – 4.30pm
Public Event Admission £9 including partner and children
Rivermead Centre
Richfield Ave
Reading RG1 8EQ
The Whiteleaf Light Railway in operation

Sunday 13th May 2018

The all-new EMAG layout ‘Walesby’ will be at G Rail at Harvey Hadden, Nottingham.

Saturday 19th 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

Sunday May 20th

Yorkshire Coast Group Garden Visit – 2:00pm
Sinderby, Near Thirsk
An extremely interesting railway with a wide variation of locomotives and rolling stock.

Lindsay & Richard Allen 01845 567888

Sunday 27th May

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:00-16:00
Grandborough, Warwickshire.
Access: Level, ground floor toilet.
Massoth DCC, Analogue, Live Steam and Battery.
Contact Graham Bicknell 01788 521404

Friday 1st June

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:00-16:00
Desborough, Northhamptonshire.
Access: Some Steps, Stairs to Toilet
Marklin CS2 (Via Ipad)
Contact Brian Lambert 07950 039020

Sunday 3rd June 2018

East Midlands Garden Open Day
Hensall, Ian Stringer, 11-5, 01977 663143

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018

West Sussex Area Group
Sumners Pond Model Show (Public Event) 10.00 to 17.00 (Set up Friday 8th June)
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.
There will be a full marquee of model railways including the full West Sussex layout with buildings,
with other layouts to be confirmed. Help is required to set up on (Friday 8th June) and run on both
days. So please let either Mike or Ian know if you are available. Ian Deeley 07966226869 or Mike
Wakeling 0792181972

Sunday 10th June

West Midlands Open Day
1 pm – 6 pm
Massoth
Paul Blake and Jenny
01299 826 022

Garden meeting in Bodmin
Details from Derek Lowe 01208 892878
Or Robert Poet 01752 822027

Saturday 16th June

Devon & Cornwall Indoor meeting
2.00 pm to 17.00 pm
Newton St Cyres Village Hall,
Village Hall, Newton St Cyres, Exeter, EX5 5BW
DCC (analogue if suitable for DCC voltage), and Battery but sorry no live steam.
Testing of rolling stock for Newton St Cyres Revels (July 8th) and finalising what we will have on display and run.
Ann Feetham (Devon) 01392 215837

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 17th June

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:00-16:00
Rugby, Warwickshire.
Access: Level, ground floor toilet.
Massoth DCC
Contact Eddie Cattel 01788 813779

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th June

Totally Models tram exhibition
Public Event Admission £5 or £10 with pre-booked depot tour
Call 01253 209521 to book
Rigby Road tram depot
Blackpool FY1 5EP
The Whiteleaf tramway in operation
Information at www.blackpoolheritage.com

Saturday 23rd June

West Midlands Open Day
2 pm – 6pm
Live steam and Radio Control
Laurie & Lyn Smallwood
01386 6831171

Sunday 24th June

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

East Midlands Garden Open Day
West Bridgford, Nottingham, Tom O’Hara, 0115 878 1024

Sunday 8 July

Devon and Cornwall layout at Public Fair – Newton St Cyres Revels (admission charge)
Newton St Cyres recreation ground 12-5pm.
The portable layout should be on display at this biannual village event that features all sorts of other clubs and stalls.
Get in touch if you want to help out.
Ann Feetham (Devon) 01392 215837

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

Mid Wales and Marches Garden Open Day 11am onwards Llandre near Aberystwyth

Sunday 15th July

Yorkshire Coast Group Garden Visit – from 2:00pm
A large railway with both analogue and digital circuits.
Scalby, Scarborough

Paul Howson – 01723 375426

East Midlands Garden Open Day
Lincoln, Ian Green, 11:30-4, 01522 681989

Sunday 22nd 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

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:30-16:30
Burbage, Leicestershire.
Access: some steps, ground floor toilet.
Analogue.
Contact: David Corbett 01455 618643 or 07751 898619

Mid Wales and Marches Garden Open Day 11am onwards Market Drayton Tony Hayward 01630 655685

Saturday 11th August

West Midlands Open Day
1 pm – 5pm
MTS
Dave and Margaret Tilling
0121 783 0917

Sunday 19th August 2018

East Midlands Garden Open Day
West Bridgford, Nottingham, Tom O’Hara, 0115 878 1024

Saturday 1st 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 2nd September

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:00-16:00
Northampton Northamptonshire.
Access: Level, One Step to Toilet
Massoth DCC, No Analogue
Contact Alan Ludford 07709 263823

Saturday 15th 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 23rd September

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting
13:30-16:30
Burbage, Leicestershire.
Access: some steps, ground floor toilet.
Massoth DCC.
Contact: Cyril Malin 01455 614924

Saturday 20th 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

Saturday 27th October

Kent Area Group
attendance at Indoor Meet
by ‘Willow Tramway and Fairground’

Whitstable Model Railway Show
10.00am to 4.00pm
Community College
Bellevue Road
Whitstable CT5 1PX

Organised by East Kent Model Railway Society(Whitstable)

Saturday 17th 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

Sunday 18th November 2018

West Sussex Area Group
West Sussex G Scale Model Railway Show (Open to the Public) 10.30 to 16.00
Coopers Way, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9DB
This is our bi- annual show at Henfield Village Hall which includes a large number of layouts and trade stands. Further details in the local newsletter
Mike Wakeling gscalemike@btinternet.com 07921819724

Sunday 9th December

Yorkshire Coast Group Indoor Meeting, AGM and Christmas Party – 11am to 4pm
The AGM will be held at 12.30pm.
Members are welcome to bring locomotives and rolling stock to run during the event either analogue or Digital.
Village Hall, Wilson’s Lane, East Ayton

Paul Howson – 01723 375426

Saturday 15th 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

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