Diary Dates – Meetings & Exhibitions

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21 | Great Western Society. Village Hall, Stoke St Mary, Taunton TA3 5DE. 19.30. ‘Great Western Route – Taunton to Barnstaple’: Freddie Huxtable.

LCGB (Central London branch). Main Hall, Keen House, 9 Calshot St, London N1 9DA. 18.30. ‘Jordan, Syria and Ukraine’: Ian Silvester.

Purbeck Railway Circle. Harmans Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross, Dorset. BH19 3EB. 19.30. ‘Midsomer Norton Rises from the Ashes’: John Baxter of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. Members’ transport presentation evening

MONDAY, JUNE 24 | Nantwich & Market Drayton Railway Society. King’s Head Inn, Shrewsbury Rd, Market Drayton TF9 3EH. 20.00.‘Gloucs & Warks Railway’: John Perkin.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 | RCTS. Methodist Church, junction of Ludwick Way and Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City AL7 3PN. 14.00. ‘Immingham Loco Shed’: Brian Longbone.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 | Basingstoke & District Railway Society. Wote St Club, New Rd, Basingstoke RG21 7NG. 19.45. ‘From Railways to Royalty’: Jack Boskett.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 | LCGB (Croydon branch). United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon CR0 5LP. 19.30. ‘Photos from the Peter Blanc Collection’: Bryan Cross.

RCTS (Bristol branch). Afternoon and evening observations at Westbury station.

Stevenage Locomotive Society. Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage. 19.30. ‘The Transition Years’ – the End of BR Steam. (Arts Festival Fringe Meeting).

Sutton Coldfield Railway Society. St James’ Church Centre, Mere Green Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BW. 20.00. ‘County Donegal Joint NG Railway’: Ken Grainger.

FRIDAY JUNE 28 | Railway Club of the New Forest. McLellan Hall, Lymington Community Centre, Cannon St, Lymington. 19.30. ‘A Wander Around the West Country’: Colin Stone.

Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way, Slough station. 19.45. ‘Railway Logistics & the Great War’: Andy Savage.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 | Tramway & Light Railway Society (East Midlands area). 6th Beeston Scout Hut, Middle St, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1GA. 14.00. Modelling – bring along your latest project to discuss -– to include joint meeting with Model Bus Federation.

MONDAY, JULY 1 | Peak Rail Association (Sheffield branch). The Harlequin, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG. 19.30. ‘Trams at Crich and in WW1’: Laura Waters.

TUESDAY, JULY 2 | Chipping Norton Railway Club. Chipping Norton Town Hall, Market Place, Chipping Norton OX7 5NA. 19.30. ‘My Life and Trains’: Jim Portlock.

Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts’ Society. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 50 Windmill St, Gravesend DA12 1BB. TBA.

Enfield Transport Circle. First floor meeting room, Enfield Drill Hall, 1 Old Park Ave, Enfield, Middx. EN2 6PJ. 20.00. ‘British Steam in South Africa: 1987 to Present’: Kenneth Livermore [NBLPG].

RCTS. Beechen Grove Baptist Church, Clarendon Rd, Watford WD17 1JJ. 19.00. ‘An Evening with my Father’s Slides’: David Cross.

Worcester Locomotive Society. Barbourne Ex Services Club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED. 19.00. ‘50 Slides Apiece’ – invited members’ favourite slide images.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 | Burton Railway Society. Marston’s Sports & Social Club, Shobnall Rd, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 2BG. 19.30. ‘Modern Traction: BR in the Seventies’: Gavin Lake.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 | Friends of the Stockton & Darlington Railway. Darlington Cricket Club, South Terrace, Feethams, Darlington DL1 5JD. 19.10. Monthly meeting.

Great Central Railway Society (Sheffield branch). The Harlequin, 108 Nursery St, Sheffield S3 8GG. 18.30. Evening walk – meet at The Harlequin.

RCTS (Thames Valley branch). Observations at Clapham Junction station. Fixtures secretary Andrew Jenkins 01793 783749 Tv-fixtures@RCTS.org.uk

RCTS. Methodist Church Hall, Silver St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BE 19.30 ‘The Art of Timetabling Planning’: Stephen Newman.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 | Slough & Windsor Railway Society. The Manor, Brunel Way Slough station. 19.45. ‘Swindon to Swindon via Southampton Central’: Bob Bunyar.


THURSDAY, JUNE 12 | Tappers Train Collectors Club Evening Meet. Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bloomfield Rd, Bromley, Kent. Bring something to run. Clockwork welcomed.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 14-16 | Great Central Railway — The Model Event. Quorn & Woodhouse station, Woodhouse Rd, Quorn, Leics. The Model Event will be spread across Loughborough, Quorn and Rothley stations. 70 layouts.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 | German Railway Society’s Globalrail 2019 exhibition. Didcot Civic Centre, Britwell Rd, Didcot, OX11 7JN. www.grs-uk.org 10.30-16.30. Adult £5, child £3, family £12. More than 20 exhibits. Disabled access, free car park, light refreshments.

Gainsborough Model Railway Society. Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincs DN21 IBE. www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk 13.30-18.00. Adult £4, concession and child £3, family £10. Open on Monday evenings for club nights at 19.30 for visits by prior arrangement.

Hucclecote Model Railway Show. Hucclecote Methodist Church, Carisbrooke Rd, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3QP. www.hmcmrs.org.uk  Adult £5, child free. Disabled Access. Refreshments. 16 layouts and traders

Bressingham Steam Museum – Narrow Gauge East: A Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition. Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Rd, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk. The exhibition is a celebration of narrow gauge modelling. There will be a variety of narrow gauge railway layouts, trade stalls and society stands at the exhibition. The museum will operate all of its narrow gauge engines. Running passenger trains and freight services. There will be opportunities for driver experience sessions and footplate rides too (extra cost). 18 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Sandown Railway Enthusiasts’ Club 2019 Model Railway Show. Lake Community Centre, New Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight. 10.00-16.00. Adult £3, accompanied child free. Seven layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Lionel Collectors Club UK Model Railway Show of American Toy and Model Trains. Trinity Methodist Church, Narborough Rd, Leicester. Three layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Northolt Model Railway Club Exhibition. Northolt Community Centre, Ealing Rd, Northolt, Middlesex. Seven layouts, live steam, disabled access, refreshments.

Sleaford & District Model Railway Show 2019. St George’s Academy, West Gate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.15 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Croydon Model Railway Society – South Croydon Model Railway Show. St Paul’s Church Halls, Croham Park Avenue, South Croydon. All proceeds from the event will help fund a new church organ at St Paul’s URC, South Croydon. 12 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Alresford Toy Train Events – National Festival of Toy Trains. Perins School, Pound Hill, Alresford, Hants SO24 9BS. 10.30-16.30. Adult £6, child £2, family £14. 28. Layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Crawley Signalbox Preservation Society Open Day. Crawley Signalbox, High Street, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7AH. 12.00-16.00. Come and find out how railway signalling worked in the days before computer control when chips were the signalman’s tea. Admission free (donations please).

Hazel Grove Model Railway Society Open Day. Methodist Church Hall, Wesley St, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JG. 10.00-16.00. Admission free. Eight layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Plymouth & South East Cornwall Model Railway Club – Plymouth Model Railway Show 2019. Abbey Hall, Catherine St, Plymouth PL1 2AD. 10.00-16.00. Layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 15-16 | Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Model Railway Show. Heritage Way, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire ML5 1QD. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. Admission free. 10 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Stainmore Railway Company Annual Model Railway Show. East Station, South Road, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4LA. 10.00-16.00. Adult £4, child £1.50, family £7. 10 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Mere & District Railway Modellers’ Exhibition. Mere Lecture Hall, Salisbury St, Mere, Wilts BA12 6HA. 10.00-16.00. Adult £5. 10 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 | The Long Shop Museum Model Railway Show. The Long Shop Museum, Main St, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4ES. 10.00-16.00. Adult £8, child £4. 15 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Guildford O Gauge Group Extra Open Day. Normandy Village Hall, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guildford GU3 4DD. 10.00-16.00. Adult £2. Three layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 21-22 | Taunton Model Railway Group Open Days. Bishops Lydeard station, Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton TA4 3BX. 10.30-16.00. Adult £1.50, child 50p.

Operating award-winning Bath Green Park together with the newest layout, Bishops Lydeard, showing the station as it is today. Two layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 | Ipswich Transport & Model Festival. Ipswich Transport Museum, Old Trolleybus Depot. Cobham Rd, Ipswich IP3 9JD. 11.00-16.00. Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket – the Transport Museum, the Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Ipswich Model Railway Centre using historic vehicles. Inclusive ‘all attractions’. Adult £10, accompanied children £1. Normal admission if entering museum only.

King’s Lynn Model Railway Club Show. Alive Lynnsport, Greenpark Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 2NB. 10.30-16.30. Adult £5, child £2, family £14. 20 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Twickenham & District Model Railway Club Pop-Up Model Railway Exhibition in the Heart of Twickenham. Twickenham Library, Garfield Rd, Twickenham, Middlesex. 10.00-15.30. Four layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

West Camel Model Railway Society Summer Model Railway Show. Davis Hall, Howell Hill, West Camel, Yeovil, Somerset. 10.00-15.30. Adult £4, child £1. 10 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 22-23 | Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours – Totally Models. Blackpool Transport, Rigby Rd, Blackpool FY1 5DD. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. Adult £6, child £5. Set in the historic workshops of Blackpool Transport, includes a shuttle tram service from Tower to the venue. Seven layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Gauge One Model Railway Association. Woodvale Transport Festival. Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. 10 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 | Beds & Bucks Narrow Gauge Modellers’ Exhibition. Barton Village Hall, Hexton Rd, Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire MK45 4JY. 10.00-16.00. Adult £5, free entry for accompanied under 16s. 13 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 | Northants & Rutland O Gauge Group Coarse O Gauge Running Meet. Harringworth Village Hall, Gretton Rd, Harringworth, Northants NN17 3AD. 16.30-20.30. Adult £3, family £6. Informal group running classic O gauge trains, vintage and modern; bring your own locos and stock to run on our loose-lay tracks. Mostly three-rail but there is one two-rail track. Modern or vintage, clockwork. Two layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 | Braintree & Halstead MRC Exhibition. Bocking Arts Theatre, 15 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex. 10.00-16.00. Adult £4, child £2, family £10.14 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Merseyside & South West Lancs Group of OO9 Society – Narrow Gauge Meeting. All Saints Parish Hall, Church Rd, Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside. 13.00. A group meeting for narrow gauge modellers. Spend a few hours with like-minded modellers. Disabled access, refreshments.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 29-30 | Stephenson Locomotive Society – Coal Carrying Model Railways. Beamish – the Living Museum of the North, The Regional Resource Centre, Beamish Museum, Durham. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. The Stephenson Locomotive Society – Newcastle Centre in conjunction with Beamish – the Living Museum of the North present an exhibition of Coal Carrying Model Railways. Free admission to the exhibition to Beamish visitors but normal admission charges to Beamish Museum apply. A display of coal-carrying model railways displayed in the Regional Resource Centre on the Saturday and Sunday of the ‘Old King Coal’ event at Beamish. Seven layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Exe Model Railway Society – Exeter 2019 Model Railway Exhibition. Matford Centre, Matford Park Rd, Marsh Barton, Exeter. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. Adult £7.50. 40 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Eighth Bluebell Model Railway Show. Sheffield Park station, Uckfield, East Sussex. Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 10.00-16.00. 30 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Perth & District Model Railway Club – a Celebration of Model Railways, Perth 2019. Saturday 10.00-17.30, Sunday 10.00-17.00. Adult £9, child £4, family £20. Dewars Centre, Glover St, Perth. 35 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Model Railway Show. Mere Way, Ruddington, Notts. Gauges represented include N, OO, HO, O, P4, Gauge 1, 31/2in, 5 and 71/4. 10.00-17.00 both days. General admission prices include unlimited train rides – adult £12, child £6 (5-16 yrs), family £30. Model show only – adult £6. 10 layouts, disabled access, refreshments.

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