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 May 2018)

Society Diary

Please note that the information provided is copied and pasted into the diary to minimise any errors. If your entry is missing it may be due to lack of space in the current journal, The full list can be found on the G Scale Society website.and please use Arial 10 when you submit information as this helps immensely. My email address is worsfoldfamily@btinternet.com

Solent Area Group

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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

G Rail 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

East Midlands Garden Open Day
Aughton, Sheffield, Stan Birkett, Noon-5, 0114 287 3747

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

Saturday 2nd June

West Midlands Garden Open Day

1pm – 5 pm
Dave Hollis – Heath Hayes, Cannock
Tel: 0154 3270653

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June

Telephone: 0049 9072 922 6722
Event Date: 2-3 June 2018
Event Name: Modelling at the Water Tower
Times: 1000-1800
Event Location: E-Park, Ludwigstrasse 14, 89415 Lauignen, GERMANY
Description or further details: 15th Anniversary Show for all the family. Electric, Live Steam and R/C trains, boats and construction vehicles and much more. During the day there will be several air-shows, boat-shows and train-shows. Visitors can join in and try out the latest products. For example: live-steam G1 Britannia and a 14XX, 5 inch gauge. About 5 minutes away, in the town hall is a 1200 sq.m. Gauge 1 layout with trains of 12m length running.
Event Contact Name: Andreas Krug
Public or Members’ only: Open to everyone

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 8
th 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 1st July

South Staffs Area Group

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

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
Alan Jones Railway
12 noon until 5pm
400ft run with min R3 curves
Digital or Battery
Contact Alan Jones
stocksretreat@aol.com

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

Saturday 14th July

South Staffs Area Group

Garden Meeting
Roy and Gerry Pedder
Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
Control by Massoth, digital,
Live steam or battery.
1pm till 6pm
01902 752061

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

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2018

West Sussex Area Group
Teddy bears picnic at the South Downs Light Railway (Public Event) 10.30 to 17.00 (Set up Friday 20th July)
Pulborough Garden Centre (Wyevale), Stopham Rd, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DS
The West Sussex layout, including buildings will be going to this show which combines nicely with the South Downs Light Railway running over the weekend. We always have great support at this event with members having the chance to ride the steam railway. So please if you can help over any of the three days please let Crispin know postmaster@crispinwhite.plus.com 01903 830785.

Saturday 21st July

Open Day

1.30pm to 4.30pm
Event Location: Cheslyn Hay Walsall
Description or further details: Mts control system
Event Contact Name: Peter Reynolds
Telephone: 01922 417737
Public and members

Telephone: 0161 281 0793

Garden open day

12pm – 5.00pm
Event Location: 12 Crossfield Drive Swinton , Manchester M27 9TN
Description or further details: Loosely set on the Rhb with full catenary.
Massoth control. As in real life single track. See the viaduct
Food and drinks. Not too sure about future ones owing to on going illness.
I would be nice to have an Idea of numbers
Event Contact Name: Phil, Carole Saint
Public or Members’ only: members
Telephone: 0161 281 0793

Sunday 22nd July

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

Kent Area Group

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

Saturday 11th August

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

Sunday 12th August

Thames Vally open day
From 2pm
Dave and Trish Lawrence
01865 736767

Saturday 18th August 2018

West Sussex Area Group
West Sussex G Scale (Members event everyone welcome) running day 11.00 to 15.00
Barnham Signal Box at Bognor Model Railway Club, Aldingbourne Community Centre, Olivers Meadow, Westgate, West Sussex, PO20 3YA
This is home to our friends at Bognor Model Railway Club who have a running track at the front of the former Barnham signal box. So come along no need to phone in advance, all welcome. Worth the trip to see this beautifully preserved signal box and the extended G scale track for this summer.

Sunday 19th August 2018

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

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

Crampton Tower Museum ‘Tram & Bus Event’
The Broadway
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2AB

10am – 4pm

Web site – www.cramptontower.co.uk

Kent Area Group
Maple Cross Railway
1pm until 6pm
Chatham, Kent
Analogue, MTS and Steam
Jeff and Sue Fray 07484145588
Jeff@ME57JS.com

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

Sunday 26th August

West Midlands Garden Open Day

1 pm
Mike Rymill – Northfield
Tel: 0121 4756424

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

Kent Area Group
Lullingstone & Eynsford Railway
Eynsford, DA4 0HE
1pm to until 5pm
Contact Martin Piper
MJP_47401@yahoo.co.uk
07463 359933

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

Sunday 30th September

South Staffs Group Indoor Meeting
Please bring something 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
Contact Roy Pedder 01902 752061 or 07545619530
railroy@virginmedia.com

Saturday 6th October 2018

West Sussex Area Group
Horsham Model Railway Club 10th Anniversary (Public Event) 10.00 to 17.00
The Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF
The West Sussex layout, including buildings will be taking part in the 10th Anniversary of Horsham Model Railway Club. If you can help on that day, please contact Keith kwrailway1958@hotmail.com 07761986499.
Sunday 7th October

Kent Area Group
Autumn Indoor Meet
Pratts Bottom Village Hall
Orpington, Kent.TN14 7JN
10am until 4pm

Saturday 13th October

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

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)

Exeter Garden Railway Show

10.30 am – 4.30 pm
The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton Industrial Estate,
Exeter EX2 8FD
Public Event Adults £7 Concessions £6 cash only
The Whiteleaf Light Railway in operation with live steam

Sunday 28th October

South Staffs Group Indoor Meeting
Please bring something 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 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

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

Sunday 18th November

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
The Whiteleaf Railway will be in operation

Sunday 25th November

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 8th December

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

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

2019

Saturday 12th January

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

Sunday 27th January

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 9th February

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

Saturday 9th March

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

Saturday 13th April

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

Saturday 11th May

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

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