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 March 2017)

 G Scale Diary

Solent Area Group

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Saturday 18th  February

North West indoor meeting 

  1. 00am to 2.30pm

All welcome

St Alban’s Church Hall, Lindsell Road, Broadheath,

Altrincham, Cheshire. WA14 5NX

John Hulse 07989639815

 

Friday 24th Febraury

West Sussex Area Group Model Railway Show

Charity Fund Raiser for the Sidney Walter Centre

10.30 to 16.00

Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DS

This is a half term charity fund raising event for the Sidney Walter Centre. The full West Sussex layout and Rabbit Hill will be taking part with families in mind. Any help on the day would be very much appreciated.

Contact Keith kwrailway1958@hotmail.com  07761986499.

 

 

Saturday 25 February

 

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 26th February

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

 

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 March and Sunday 5th March 2017

Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition.

Warwickshire College, Warwick New Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE.

Opening Times – Saturday 10am – 5pm – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

20+ working layouts, 30+ trade, other attractions.

Admission – Adults £7, Child £1, Family (2+2) £15

Featuring MERG@50 – the first special event of the jubilee year marking the 50th anniversary of MERG, the Model Electronic Railway Group.

Latest News at – www.lwmrs.co.uk

Contact Exhibition Manager – Mike Collins

Email – exhibition@lwmrs.co.uk

 

Saturday 4th March

Essex Area Group

12pm to 4pm

Salcott Village Hall

 

Sunday 5th March

Surrey Area Group Winter Meet

11:00am to 4:00pm

East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QT

 

Open to G Scale members, family and friends.

Featuring at least 8 Layouts, members’ sales, trader (KGR), raffle and refreshments.

Not too far from J10 M25, free parking, East Horsley station nearby, plus disabled access and facilities.

Bring along a train to run.

Contact: andy@saulter.co.uk  or paul.herold@btinternet.com Tel: 0208 543 0272

 

Three Counties Area Group Garden Meeting

13:00-17:00

Leicester.

Battery Powered Track, Radius One Curves

Contact: Jason Walter  07850330174

 

Saturday 11th March


West Midlands Indoor Meeting

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

 

Sunday 12th March

 

East Midlands Indoor Meeting

11.00 am to 4:30pm

Walesby Village Hall, near Tuxford, NG22 9NY

Railway-interest DVD OR Talk/demo about metal construction systems at 1pm

Business meeting at 2pm. 

Joyce Farnese 01949 843435

 

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

 

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Indoor Meeting

10am – 4pm  (Set up Saturday evening)

 3 layouts – analogue, DCC and Train Engineer

Please bring assorted rolling stock for display and testing.

Refreshments will be available.

St Stephens Community Hall

Roydon Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8HL

Robert Poet 01752 822027

 

Saturday 18th 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

 

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 19 March 2017

 

Devon & Cornwall Area Group Indoor Meeting

Running time 10am – 4pm

(Set up Saturday evening)

St Stephens Community Hall

Roydon Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8HL

Robert Poet 01752 822027

 

Saturday 25th March

 

Mid Wales and Marches Area Group Open day

11am onwards

Eyton near Wrexham

John Wenlock  01978 821588

 

Sunday 26th March 2017

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 1st April

 

Essex Area Group

12pm to 4pm

Salcott Village Hall

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Hensall, Ian Stringer 01977 663143

 

Kent Area Group

Braintree

Gordon

2pm till 5pm

01376330895

 

Sunday 4th June

 

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

 

 

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

 

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017

 

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 07966226869or Mike Wakeling 07921819724

 

Saturday 17 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

 

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

 

Open Day

12.00 17.00 or later
12 Crossfield drive Swinton M 27 9TN
Open day RHB outline , have a run under the wires.
Massoth digital(mts)  see our viaduct as on the cover of garden rail magazine. Food and drinks
Event Contact Name: Phil
Public or Members’ only: both

Telephone: 0161 281 0793

 

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

 

Sunday 25th June

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017

 

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 07966226869or Mike Wakeling 07921819724

 

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

 

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

 

Wednesday 2nd August

 

East Sussex G Scale group

From 2pm at Glyn Chave’s

Bexhill

Members welcome

 

Sunday 6th August 2017

 

East Midlands Garden Open Day

Goole, John and Mavis Bevan, from 11am  01405 768406

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kent Area Group

Maplecross Railway

1pm until 6pm

Chatham, Kent

Analogue, MTS  and Steam

Jeff and Sue Fray 01634 819521

Jeff@ME57JS.com

 

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

 

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

 

 

Sunday 1st October

 

Essex Area Group

Tollenshunt Knight Village Hall

12pm till 4pm

01621880604

 

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  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 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 9th December

 

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

East Midlands Open Days

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