ESSEX MODEL RAILWAY GROUP

Also known as the 'The G1 SADMEN'

(Somerset And Dorset Model Engineering Newcomers)

Also known as the 'The G3 HEAVY METAL GROUP'

 

 We are a small group of (mainly) members of the

Gauge 1 Model Railway Association & Gauge 3 Model Railway Association

We have interest in all aspects of the model railway world but we particularly like the making and running of both live steam and electric locomotives in 'Gauge 1' and 'Gauge 3'.  We meet together mainly on Thursday mornings at various members houses and during the summer months we have Saturday meetings as announced.  If you would like to know more, please phone Cliff on 01702 217422 Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7pm.

These pages will normally be updated at the beginning of January, April, July and October, so if you would like to be on this list, let me know your available dates.

Dates for the Diary - SPRING 2022

Anyone wanting dates for the next quarter, beginning of January to end of March, April to June, July to September or October to December respectively. Please supply dates at least 1 week before the quarter, thanks.

Date
 Where
Time
 What's on
2022
Thursday 3rd March
Cliff Barker track.  G1 running on the indoor layout.  Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. TO BE CONFIRMED. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
Thursday 17th March
Cliff Barker track. 'G3 Heavy Metal Group' running on the outdoor portable End to End track. TO BE CONFIRMED.  Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
Thursday 7th April
Cliff Barker track. G1 running on the outdoor track or indoor layout if wet. CONFIRMED - OUTDOOR RUNNING.  Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
Thursday 21st April
Cliff Barker track. 'G3 Heavy Metal Group' running on the outdoor portable End to End track. CONFIRMED - Outdoor running.  Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric

Thursday 26th May

(Week later than normal due to G3 AGM)

Cliff Barker track. 'G3 Heavy Metal Group' running on the outdoor portable End to End track. TO BE CONFIRMED. Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
Thursday 2nd June
Cliff Barker track. G1 running on the outdoor track or indoor layout if wet.  TO BE CONFIRMED.  Please bring a packed lunch. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric

SATURDAY 18th June

Cliff Barker track. 'G3 Heavy Metal Group' running on the outdoor portable End to End track. TO BE CONFIRMED. Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. 10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
       
15th & 16th July
THE CLIFF BARKER SUMMER SHOW - Friday & Saturday - All day fun in the sun? G1 indoor and outdoor layouts and G3 portable layout. Lunch available or bring a packed lunch. Refreshments available all day. Should be off road parking if the farmer has cut the hay field. Track sales and order collections available. 10.30am till 6pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
       

SPECIAL DATES

Saturday 21st May 2022 - G3 Spring Show & AGM. The Rufus Centre, Flitwick, Bedfordshire

Saturday 13th August 2022. G3 portable Layout at Fawley Hill Railway, the private estate of the late Sir William McAlpine, Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire RG9 6JA
Saturday 15th September 2022- G3 Autumn Show. Venue to be confirmed.
 
CHRISTMAS MEAL 2018 - at the Travellers Joy, Rayleigh
 
Dorothea & Ron, Phil
Eric and Irene
After a successful days running at Ron's new track near Maldon
Phil took the picture of the Somerset and Dorset Coach at Washford Station, very nice but when is the model coming Phil?
 
Paul keeping an eye on his Brit.
OPEN DAY 2018
Hougton Bridge
Hougton Bridge platform extension
Matthew Scrutton's loco seen at Hougton Bridge
Open Day 2017
Julie organising the lunch list
David Eveley's 2mm scale layout makes an appearance at the Open Day
Tim operates the new 'Kelvedon Low Level' layout
With Diane keeping an eye on things
The veranda coach awaits departure from Kelvedon
'Alice' comes off shed and awaits a test run
Some important people waiting for the first train of the day
Now this is an interesting loco!
And yours truly receives his shield from Ted from the Gauge 3 Society
Everyone sings HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Eric on his 81st birthday - Fish & Chips - nice sunshine - friendly company - and running trains - what could be nicer. Happy Days!
Tiptree and Mangapps in operation
Reading Show 2017
Reading Show 2017
1st Outing for the new Gauge 3 layout - Kelvedon Low Level
Reading Show 2017
Julie looks on in amusement or is it wonder?
Reading Show 2017
reading Show 2017
J67 waits at the little engine shed
"Like Father - Like Son" Eric & David contemplating.
Reading Show 2017

Pictures thanks to Ted Sadler - Gauge 3 member

Eric concentrates as he negotiates the bank with his 4F
On a lovely sunny Spring afternoon a Passenger Train hauled by Black 5, 45440 has just passed bridge 79 on the Somerset & Dorset Main Line heading up to Bath Green Park Station

IT'S YOUR CHOICE - YOU COULD BUY A NEW LOCO? OR SPEND THE MONEY ON A WORLD CRUISE??

OR MAYBE A WALKING HOLIDAY WOULD BE BETTER
HOW ABOUT TAKING MORE EXCERCISE
That's it for now folks!