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:

 John Sutton Books and Models (johnsuttonbooksandmodels.co.uk) and Black Bridges (www.blackcatbridges.com) 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. Andy Spencer (amazinglittletrains.com) also attends as a a member of the group.

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: [email protected]

or
Pat Finch 0121 358 3377

Our next meeting is this Saturday, 9th April. Doors open at 11:00am.

Dates for the summer have been added. See Diary Dates for details

Gn15

The West Midlands G Scale Group hosts an active Gn15 section

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Exhibition

The West Midlands 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 an fully functioning layout. To see details

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Wuppertal

New pictures have been added .

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News

Open Day

Our June meeting will be an Open Day. The club layout “Blythe Valley” will on show, along with “Wuppertal” and a selection of the group’s Gn15 layouts. It is hoped to have an outdoor track for running live steam locos.

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

Craftsmen at work on the layout!

 

Our Dates

Indoor Meetings are planned for

2021/2

Saturday 9th October 2021 11am – 4pm
Saturday 6th November 2021 11am – 4pm
Saturday 4th December 2021 11am – 4pm

2022
Saturday 8th January 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 12th February 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 12th March 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 9th April 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 7th May 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 11th June 2022 Open Day 11am – 4pm
Saturday 9th July 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 13th August 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 10th September 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 8th October 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 5th November 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 3rd December 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm

For further details contact

[email protected]

Pat Finch – 0121 358 3377

 

 

Diary Dates

Garden Visits

During 2019 eight garden Open Days were hosted members.

 

Other Dates

  Friday 9th December 2022 2pm – 7pm
Saturday 10th December 2022 10am – 4pm

John Sutton’s Christmas Exhibition,
Rowington Village Hall,
Warwickshire,
CV35 7DB