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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.

 

7th February 2018

A two part Programme comprising:-

Swiss Z Gauge - Dave Gotliffe

Having modelled in N Gauge for many years, Dave Gotlife's latest two layouts have been set in Switzerland and built in Z Scale. Dave will be bringing along his latest layout "Kyburg", and will be talking about the advantages and limitations of Z Scale and a little about the railways of Switzerland. 

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First Experiences of Fitting DCC Sound to Diesel and Steam Locomotives - Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods will discuss some of the highlights and occasional pitfalls of fitting DCC sound  to 4mm scale locos from a beginners perspective. The talk will be based on live examples and consider the selection and fitting of DCC chips, the sound programme on them, and the choice of speakers, as well as some of the operating possibilities that DCC sound provides. The talk will be aimed at the 'entry' and 'improver' level DCC modeller (rather than expert) as well as those just considering (or admiring) the possibilities of what sound has to offer.

 

3rd January 2018

Andrew Vaughan of Severn Models  will give a talk on how miniature brass etched kits are produced and an introduction on how etching works; followed by a short demonstration of painting with acrylics including choice of paint, brushes, primers, ink washes and drybrushing

 

6th December 2017

Christmas Quiz and Bring and Buy

 

1st November 2017

Dave Fenton of Megapoints will be giving a talk and demonstration on simple and effective ways of powering and controlling points, signals and other auxiliary motorised items

 

4th October 2017

 " Narrow gauge in the public eye " by Trevor Hughes

A local modeller shares his latest work on exhibition layouts.

 

 6 September 

 Bring-along-a-Model 

 Members are invited to bring along a current or past modelling project or even some research you would like to share and talk about.

 

5th July

Outdoor meeting at Peter Starkey's in Market Drayton.

The Association have been invited to Peter's gauge 1 garden railway. It starts at 6.30pm till 8.30pm and there will be light refreshments available.

Members wishing to attend are asked to inform Nick who is collating the names. Members should already have Nick's email address. Contact can also be made via the website email  Here 

 

7th June 

 Railways around Durham City and modelling the Dearness Valley Junction by Gordon Woods

 "Having grown up in Durham next to the East Coast Main Line, this will be a largely  personal reflection on the changing railway scene in and around the ancient City of Durham. The second part of my presentation will focus the progress to date on my current modelling project which is Dearness Valley Junction, just south of Durham City. This will cover aspects of the research, the joys of learning how to use Templot, learning to build track the easy way by starting with two double junctions, finishing with  some of the structures, locomotives and rolling stock.

 

3rd May

‘Memories of the Coalport Branch’ by Neil Clarke.

This will cover the origins of the LNWR line from Hadley to Coalport and the impact it had on the area and its people.  Neil has recently written a book called Railways of East Shropshire Through Time.

 

5th April.

Association of Shrewsbury Railway Modellers AGM. Bring along a current project to show mebers,

 

1st March.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway” by Charles Spencer, W&LLR General Manager.

 

1st February.

"The Development of Mamod Steam Railway Locomotives from 2000" by Mike Wakefield.

This will cover how the present owners of Mamod designed and produced model steam locos from when the legal issues with MSS were finally resolved up until the present day, including the new loco they have under development.

 

 4th January.

Members are invited to bring along a current or past modelling project, or even some research you would like to share, and talk about it with members for 10 - 15 minutes  - or however long you need.