West Midlands Area Group

G Scale Society - West Midlands

About Us

The West Midlands area group covers the Birmingham / West Midlands conurbation and Worcestershire. We hold monthly meetings at our club room, the Scout HQ, next to St Mary’s Church Hall, in Solihull on Saturdays between September and May – see diary for dates. The club room is only minutes away from junction 5 of the M42.
We have our own club layout which is available for any member to run trains on during meetings, see “Blythe Valley” below. Refreshments are available throughout the day. There are members bring and buy stalls and retailers’ sales stands at some of our gatherings. Our usual traders are:

The Sparesman (07968595754) and John Sutton Books and Models (johnsuttonbooksandmodels.co.uk)  are our usual traders. John Sutton is offering a 5% discount to West Midlands G Scale Society members on all Accucraft live steam locomotives and rolling stock. Proof of membership may be required.

Anyone contemplating joining us is always welcome to attend one of these monthly meetings to see what we get up to.
Additionally, one of our meetings (usually in February) incorporates our annual model railway exhibition.
During the Summer months many of our members hold open days on their own railways thus providing us with a full social calendar throughout the year. We like to see ourselves as a friendly bunch and would welcome anyone who has an interest in G Scale to come and join us.
For more details, contact Paul Blake Group leader 01299 826022

Gn15

The West Midlands G Scale Group hosts an active Gn15 section

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Exhibition

The West Midlands G Scale hosts an annual Model Railway Exhibition

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One I Made Earlier

The West Midlands G Scale Group has many talented modellers. To see examples of their work

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Our Layouts

The West Midlands G Scale Group has two layouts To see details

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For Sale

The West Midlands G Scale Group member Maurice Eaborn has items for sale.

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News

Our next meeting takes place on Saturday 12th January 2019.

Tony, the Sparesman, will be missing again as he has a chest infection. John Sutton will also be absent as he is trading elsewhere.

We will be setting up this Friday and if there’s enough time some more work on the layout. Doors open 4:00pm, all are welcome, coffee/tea and biscuits will be consumed.

ANNUAL LUNCH/

12.00 for 12.30

To be held at:-

Wharton Park Golf & Country Club,
Long Bank,
Bewdley
DY12 2QW

Starters
Leek and Potato Soup
Chicken Liver Parfait, Red onion marmalade
Goats Cheese and Cherry Tomato Tart
Smoked Salmon and Crayfish Mousse

Mains
Roast Turkey with Pork and Herb stuffing & Chefs Gravy
Pork Loin Steak with Apple Chutney & Chefs Gravy
Fillet of Cod with a Creamy Leek Sauce
Mushroom and Brie Wellington (V)

All Served with Seasonal Vegetables and Roast Potatoes

Desserts
Treacle and Ginger Tart Served with Custard
Berry and Sherry Trifle with Toasted Almonds
Vanilla Cheesecake with Raspberry Compote* This may be subject to change but will be a cheesecake.
Fruit Salad and Sorbet

Tea and Coffee with Mint Chocolates

£18.00 to be paid to Richard on the day please.
Please let Jenny know your menu choices via Paul’s emeil address

Paul Blake – Area Group Contact: 01299 826022. pablake65@gmail.com

Maurice Eaborn has some items for sale. Details are on the Sales page

pat and Joyce Finch - taken By Dave Tilling
A Club Meet

Craftsmen at work on the layout!

 

Our Dates

Indoor Meetings

2018

 

15th September
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

13th October
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

17th November
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

8th December
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

2019

12th January – AGM
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

9th February – Annual Show (See Exhibition page)
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

9th March
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

13th April
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

11th May
11am to 4pm
Scouts’ Hall, Hobs Meadow

For further details contact

Paul Blake 01299 826022

 

 

Diary Dates

Garden Visits

During 2018 ten garden Open Days were hosted members.

 

Dates for Open Days during 2019 will be posted during Spring 2019

 

 

 

Gn15 Group

 

 

Other Dates

Work Day

Saturday 5th January

Doors open at 9:30am, coffee and biscuits will be served.

 

Bournville Model Railway Exhibition
The Hollymoor Centre, Manor Park Road,
Northfield B31 5ER
Saturday 25th August 2018

Llanfair Garden Railway Show,
Llanfair Caereinion Leisure Centre, SY21 0HW
Saturday/Sunday, September 1st/2nd
10:00

International N Gauge Show
Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way 
Leamington CV31 1XN
Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th September 2018

Midland Model Engineering Exhibition
Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way
Leamington CV31 1XN

Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th/20th/21st October 2018

Shrewsbury Model Railway Show
United Reform Church,
Coleham Head, SY3 7JB
Saturday 20th May 2018

Solihull Model Railway Exhibition
Church Hall
Hobs Meadow,
Saturday 10th November 2018

Warley Model Railway Exhibition
Hall 5 NEC,
Birmingham
Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th November 2018

Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
Stafford County Showground
ST18 0BD
Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd February 2019

Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
Leamington Spa College,
Leamington CV31 5JE
Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd March 2019

Large Scale Model Railway Exhibition 
Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way
Leamington CV31 1XN
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th March 2019

16mm National Garden Railway Show
Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground,
Peterborough PE2 6XE
Saturday 6th April 2019

Sutton Model Railway Exhibition
Bishop Walsh School,
Sutton Coldfield B76 1QT
Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th April 2019