Diary Dates – Meetings & Exhibitions

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FRIDAY, JULY 19 | Central London Branch,Locomotive Club of Great Britain. Main Hall at Keen House, 9 Calshot St, London N1 9DA. 18.30. ‘Railway Photography: A Different Point of View’: Steve Sedgwick.

GWS. Village Hall, Stoke St Mary, nr TauntonTA3 5DE. 19.30. ‘The Best of Great Western Steam’: David Oldham.

Slough and Windsor Railway Society. The Manor Brunel Way, Slough Station. 19.45. Members’ barbecue.

THURSDAY, JULY 25 | Stevenage Locomotive Society. Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage. 19.30. ‘Locomotive Services Limited & Royal Scot Trust’: Peter Adds.

FRIDAY, JULY 26 | Railway Club of the New Forest. McLellan Hall, Lymington Community Centre, Cannon St, Lymington. 19.30. ‘The Great Cockcrow Railway’: Mike Underwood.

Slough and Windsor Railway Society. The Manor Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. ‘Railway Preservation in France’: Michael Bunn.

SATURDAY, JULY 27 | Tramway & Light Railway Society East Midlands Area. 6th Beeston Scout Hut, Middle St, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1GA. 14.00. ‘Australian Tramways 1981, 1996 and 2016’: Bob Bracegirdle.

MONDAY, JULY 29 | Nantwich & Market Drayton Railway Society. King’s Head Inn, Shrewsbury Rd, Market Drayton TF9 3EH. 20.00. Members’ film evening.

TUESDAY, JULY 30 | RCTS. Methodist Church, junction of Ludwick Way and Cole Green Lane. Welwyn Garden City AL7 3PN. 14.00. ‘Swindon Works 1880-1922 – the Golden Years’: The Rev Canon Brian Arman.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 | RCTS (Bristol branch). Dinner at the Hope & Anchor, Midford. 19.00.
Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Darlington Cricket Club, South Terrace, Feethams, Darlington DL1 5JD. 19.10. Monthly meeting.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 | Slough and Windsor Railway Society. The Manor Brunel Way, Slough Station. 19.45.Members’ Presentation Evening.


SATURDAY, JULY 20 | Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors’ Summer Vintage Toy and Model Train Show. Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Rd, Preston Park, Brighton, East Sussex.10.00-16.30. Adult £3. Hornby Trains, Dublo, Trix Twin, Lionel, French Hornby, Gauge 1 among eight layouts and displays and eight traders. Main hall has wheelchair access and disabled facilities.

Royal British Legion Model Railway Exhibition. Royal British Legion, Hall Lane, Chingford, Greater London. 11.00-16.00. Adult £3, child 50p. In aid of RAF Wings and RBL Poppy Appeals. Seven layouts, wheelchair access.

Worldwide Group of the N Gauge Society – 2019 Annual Convention. Trinity Methodist Church, 26 Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe, Suffolk. 10am-4pm. The annual get-together of group members to display their diverse range of seven layouts. 10.00-16.00. Adult £3, members free. It will be refunded if visitors join the group on the day.

Scarborough Area Model Trains’ Filey Model Railway Show. St Johns Church, West Ave, Filey, North Yorkshire. 10.00-16.30. Adult £3. Wheelchair access.

London and North Western Railway Society Open Day. Kidderminster Railway Museum, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcs. Talks, photographs, information, nameplates, memorabilia, Jack Nelson Dioramas, and new-build projects. Displays of models: 7¼in, Gauge 1, Gauge O, 4mm (including four ex-Pete Waterman locos). Running Gauge 1 live steam on station concourse. Free admission

Pevensey Bay Model Railway Club’s 7th Model Railway Exhibition. Pevensey Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Pevensey, East Sussex. 10.00-16.30. Adult £5, child £2, family £11. 15 layouts in a range of scales.

Stibbard Railex 2019. Stibbard Village Hall & Methodist Church, Guist Bottom Rd, Stibbard, Fakenham, 10.00-16.00. Adult £4, concession £1, family £10. Eight club and privately owned layouts in various scales from across East Anglia.

Chiltern Model Railway Association – Interactive Modellers Workshop. Parmiters School, High Elms Lane, Watford, Herts. Group of experts will provide one on one and group talks about all things railway modelling. There will be demonstrations by invited people and illustrated talks from guest speakers, on subjects ranging from kitbashing to soldering, layout photography to back scene creation. Buffet lunch is included in £10 price. Wheelchair access.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 20-21 | Cupar & District Model Railway Club – 27th Cupar Model Rail. The Corn Exchange, St Catherine’s St, Cupar, Fife. 15 working layouts, LEGO Railway. Wheelchair access.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 | Pevensey Bay Model Railway Club Exhibition. Pevensey Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LA.10.00-16.30. Adult £5, child £2, family £11. 15 layouts

Stockport and District Railway Modellers’ Open Day. Club rooms, Scout Hut, Cartwright St, Newton, Hyde SK14 4FH. 10.30-16.00. Members will show off their modelling skills and talk about the hobby. Stockport and District Railway Modellers is looking to recruit new members to help complete a new exhibition-standard layout that will shortly debut onto the exhibition circuit. Admission free.

Gainsborough Model Railway Society. Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincs DN21 IBE. www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk 13.30-18.00. Adult £4, concession £3, child £3, family £10.

SATURDAY, JULY 27 | Barnstaple Model Railway Club 2019 Exhibition. Methodist Church Hall, Bear St, Barnstaple, Devon. 12 layouts. Wheelchair access.

Bridport & District Model Railway Society 2019 Summer Exhibition. Sir John Colfox School, Ridgeway, Bradpole, Bridport, Dorset . 29 layouts.

N Gauge Society Charity Model Exhibition and annual meeting. Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey, Essex. Charity N Gauge exhibition in aid of Colchester Critical Care Unit featuring a range of 10 N Gauge layouts. Adult £5, Under 12s free, members £3.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY 27-28 | Colwyn Model Railway Club annual exhibition. Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Queens Rd, Craig-y-Don, Llandudno LL30 1TE. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday10.00-16.00. Adult £4, under-18 £3.15 layouts. Refreshments.

South Coast Model Railway Club – New Milton Hants Model Railway Exhibition. Arnewood School, Gore Rd, New Milton, Hampshire.

Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society – Railex North East 2019. John Spence Community High School, Preston Rd, North Shields, Tyne and Wear. 25 layouts, wheelchair access.

St Johns N’thusiasts Charity Exhibition. St Johns School, Wheatly Ave, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Proceeds donated to Midlands Air ambulance. Disabled access.

SUNDAY, JULY 28 | Thirsk and District Model Railway Group Model Railway Exhibition. Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. 12 layouts.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 | Taunton Model Railway Group Open Day. Bishops Lydeard station, Station Rd, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset. Multi-award winning layout Bath Green Park and layout of Bishops Lydeard. WSR running the yellow timetable.

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