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

We shall be holding meetings each month up to and including May, Covid restrictions permitting.

Dates at the bottom of the page

Gn15

The West Midlands G Scale Group hosts an active Gn15 section

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Open Day

The West Midlands next meeting

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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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Wuppertal

The West Midlands G Scale Group member John Bint began this model. Fellow member Dave Tilling has completed it .

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Quiz

Jenny’s monthly quiz is on this page

January’s now available

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News

John Bint

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of John Bint this morning, 19th September. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

He will be greatly missed by the group, not only for his modelling skills and creativity, but also for his energy and enthusiasm. He will be missed by all who knew him

We send our condolences to his wife Eunice and all of his family at this sad time.

Dave Tilling took on the task of completing John’s last modelling project. Click on the

Wuppertal

button to see this Magnum Opus.

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 ANNUAL Exhibition 10am – 4pm
Saturday 12th March 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 9th April 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm
Saturday 14th May 2022 Group meeting 11am – 4pm

For further details contact

Paul Blake 01299 826022

 

 

Diary Dates

Garden Visits

During 2019 eight garden Open Days were hosted members.

 

Other Dates

  Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December 2021

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