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Shrewsbury

Railway Modellers

Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month.

This is the current programme.

Meet at Priory School 7pm for 7.15pm start. 

3rd April.

ASRM AGM and members current and recent projects continuing on from February meeting.

 

ALSO includes the Diorama Challenge.

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1st May.

Modelling Buildings in Plastikard  with Geoff Kent 

Geoff will be trying to unravel some of the myths and mysteries around this most user-friendly modelling material using some of the buildings from Black Lion Crossing and Blakeney in illustration, together with a practical demonstration of the techniques that he has employed over the last forty years or more.  

Incidentally, Black Lion is due to be featured in the next two issues of Model Railway Journal, so people who haven't seen any of my efforts can get a foretaste of the sort of thing I expect to be talking about.  And Black Lion will itself be at York exhibition over the Easter weekend for anyone to see in the flesh, as it were.

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5th June

4mm scale track: history, options and busting some myths with Gordon Woods, Tim Lewis and Stephen Duffell.
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3rd July

Summer evening visit to Mike Lambourne's garden railway at Lower Frankton. 

This unique railway is built on the wall of a 200 year old dry dock next to the locks where the Montgomery Canal meets the Llangollen Canal.  It is beautifully landscaped with slate and includes lots of Mike's own figures.  The lock is where  "Cressy", the narrow boat featured in "NARROW BOAT" by L.T.C. Rolt , was converted for leisure use.   

We suggest you share lifts as much as possible as parking is a bit tricky!  More information nearer the date.

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No meeting in August.

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4th September.

Loco construction in the smaller scales with Sandy Harper.  (Put back from the March meeting).

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2nd October.

Rebuilding the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. Christopher Duffell.

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6th November.

Talk on signalling with Ian Payne.

Ian will present some pictures which will represent a tour around one of Shrewsbury's giant signal boxes - Crewe Junction. This will then be followed by a brief description of the signalling systems used in the area. Please advise him of any particular questions about local or general signalling that you may wish to be discussed.

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4th December.

Christmas social with Quiz, Raffle and Bring and Buy.