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Listed below you will find Exhibitions, Open Days, Meetings & Talks, Other events and Club Notes. Each section is in date order but you may find it easier to use your browsers search/find function to locate an event near you.
Event organisers please note that there is a form at the foot of this page to submit your event to BRM which will then appear both here and in the next available issue of BRM. Alternativly you may send full details of your forthcoming events to Diary Dates Editor, British Railway Modelling, The Maltings, West Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire. UK. PE10 9PH or fax them on 01778 393668.
The closing date for the December 2000 issue is Monday, October 16 2000 AND THE jANUARY 2001 ISSUE IS mONDAY, nOVEMBER 13 2000.

* While every care has been taken with the compilation of this information, British Railway Modelling cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If in doubt, please check with the club/venue concerned.


Friday November 10 - Saturday November 11 - Sunday November 12
Newcastle & District MRS
University Ballroom, Kings Road (off the Haymarket), Newcastle upon Tyne.
Friday: 12noon-9.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am-7.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £3.00 adult, £1.50 concessions
Contact: 0191 265 1469 (after 6pm and weekends)
Email: S.Corrigall@rgs.newcastle.sch.uk
Web: http://home.freeuk.net/nmrabr/ndmrs.htm

Saturday November 18 - Sunday November 19
Watford & District MRC
Finescale Extravaganza

Westfield School, Tolpits Lane, West Watford, Herts.
Saturday: 10.30am-6.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am-5.00pm
Prices: £4.00 adult, £3.00 child/OAP, free to accompanied children under 12
Contact: Philip McGovern: 01923 243761

Friday November 24 - Saturday November 25 - Sunday November 26
Wakefield Railway Modellers' Society
Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, Horbury Road (A641), Wakefield
Entrance to hall has no steps. All areas inside accessible by wheelchair.
Friday: 6.00pm-9.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am-7.00pm (change from last year!)
Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £3.00 adult, £1.50 child/OAP, £8.00 family (2+3)
Contact: 01924 256191

Saturday November 25 - Sunday November 26
Southend Borough Council in conjunction with Shoeburyness MRC
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Rd, Westcliff on Sea (excellent wheel chair facilities with flat floor access and lift)
Saturday: 10.00am-6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am-5.30pm
Prices: £3.00 adult, £1.80 child/OAP
Contact: 01268 685402 or 07710 792261<

Saturday November 25
Solihull Model Railway Circle
Shirley Scout Headquarters, Stratford Road (A34), Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands.
Saturday: 10.30am-5.00pm
Prices: £1.50 adult, £1.00 child/OAP, £4.50 family
Contact: Julien Reville, 0121 77 77 223
Web: www.electriclemon.co.uk/smrc/

Friday December 1 - Saturday December 2 - Sunday December 3
Manchester MRS
(See 'Show Preview')

Saturday December 2 - Sunday December 3
Darlington MRC
Darlington College of Technology, Cleveland Avenue, Darlington.
Both days: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.50 adult, £1.50 OAP, £1.00 child

Falkirk MRC
Falkirk College of Further & Higher Education, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.
Both days: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.50 adult, £1.50 child/OAP, £7.00 family (2+2)
Contact: D Guthrie, 01506 845887

Quinborn & Halesowen MRC
Four Dwellings School, Dwellings Lane, off Quinton Road West, Quinton.
Both days: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.50 adult, £1.50 child/OAP, £6.00 family (2+2)
Contact: 0121 680 8717

Sunday December 3
The Youth & Community Centre, Link Road, Tewkesbury.
Sunday: 10.0am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.00 adult, £1.00 U16s/OAPs
Contact: 01684 291435

West London GOG
Langley Community Centre, Langley Road, Langley, Near Slough, Berks
(car park off B470 towards the station).
Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.50 non-members, £2.00 OAPs and Gauge O Guild members.
Test track for 2R, 3R, FS, CS & steam.
Contact: 01784 459138

West Sussex GOG
Shoreham Community Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.
Sunday: 11.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.00 adult, £1.50 OAP, £1.00 child, £4.50 family (2+2)
Contact: Philip Bayley, 01903 774240

Saturday December 9 - Sunday December 10
Ashford MRC
Amos Hall, Ashford Market, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent.
Both days: 9.00am-3.00pm
Prices: £1.00 adult, 50p child
Email: information@ashford-mrc.freeserve.co.uk
Web: www.ashford-mrc.freeserve.co.uk

Wigan & District MRS
(See 'Show Preview')

Saturday December 9
Bath Model Railway Exhibition
The Pavilion, North Parade Road, Bath.
Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £3.50 adult, £2.00 child (under 14s)/OAP
Contact: 01275 842810

Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers (Bedfordshire Area Group)
Parkside Hall, Ampthill, Beds.
Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £2.00 adult, £1.00 child/OAP
Contact: 01442 401031
Email: roger.goodall@dtn.ntl.com

Mirfield, West Yorks
Mirfield Fire Station, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, and adjacent halls.
Saturday: 10.00am-4.00pm
Prices: £1.50 adult, 75p concessions
Contact: 01924 490001

Reading Trade Show 2000
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Ave, Reading.
Saturday: 10.00am-4.30pm
Prices: £1.50, accompanied ladies and children free
Contact: H Getgood, 01372 724850

Temple Ewell, Temple Ewell Village Hall, Dover
Saturday: 10.30am-4.30pm
Prices: £1.00 adult, 50p concessions
(includes ride in preserved East Kent bus from Dover Station).
Contact: 01304 822850 and 0403 518010

Saturday December 16
Cirencester Railway Society
Bingham House, Market Place, Dyer St, Cirencester.
Saturday: 10.30am-5.00pm
Prices: £1.50 adult, £1.00 concessions, 50p child
Contact: 01285 652590

Lytham G-Wizz Garden Railway Display Team, Festive Garden Railway & Narrow Gauge Exhibition
Assembly Rooms, Central Beach, Lytham, Lancashire (five minutes walk from Lytham Station on the South Fylde Line, change at Preston).
Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £1.50 adult, 50p child/OAP
Contact: 01253 403069
Email: www.g-wizz-group.org.uk

North Road Railway Club
Broadway Model Railway Show

Plymstock Community Centre, The Broadway Car Park, Plymstock, Plymouth.
Saturday: 10.30am-4.30pm
Prices: £1.50 adult, 75p child/OAP
Contact: 01752 404907

Friday January 12 - Saturday January 13 - Sunday January 14
Messe Sinsheim, Germany
Exhibition Centre, Sinsheim on the A6 motorway near Heidelberg (for information on special trains and buses visit the website at: www.messe-sinsheim.de
Friday 12.00noon-8.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am-6.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am-5.00pm
Contact: Andrea Schmerbeck and Marika Gutschik-Schilling, 07261 689 128 or 07261 689 122.
Email: echtdampf@schall-messen.de
or pressesinsheim@schall-messen.de

Open days

Sunday November 26
Merseyside MRS
Wirral Business Enterprise Centre, Brassey Street School, Birkenhead.
Sunday: 10.00am-4.00pm
Contact: 0151 625 9223

Sunday December 3
Newforest MRS
Brockenhurst Village Hall (off Sway Road), Brockenhurst, Hants.
Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £1.50 adult, 75p child, £4.00 family
Contact: 023 80766726

Saturday December 9
Ipswich Railway Modellers Association
Club Rooms, 40a Norfolk Road, Ipswich.
Saturday: 10.00am-1.30pm
Prices: Entrance free
Contact: Mr K Welton, 01473 711718 or the Secretary, Mr C Petty, 01473 273100

Gainsborough Model Railway Society
Florence Terrace (off Sandsfield Lane), Gainsborough, Lincs. DN21 1BE (follow the brown heritage signs to the Trinity Centre, the Railway is 100 yards north).
Sunday December 3
Sunday: 1.30pm-6.00pm
Wednesday December 27
Christmas Special
Wednesday: 1.30pm-6.00pm
Prices: £2.00 adult, £1.20 child/OAP, £5.00 family (2+2)
Contact: 01427 615871

Meetings & Talks

Wednesday December 6
The Association of Shrewsbury Railway Modellers
Christmas Social evening with mince pies and 'Bring & Buy' of Railwayana.
Meetings held on first Wednesday of each month in the Hobbs Room of Shrewsbury Library, 7.30pm.
Contact: Sandy Harper, 01743 8760138

Historical Model Railway Society
Visitors and guests are most welcome to attend any of the HMRS Area Meetings listed below:

Monday December 4
HMRS London Area
6.30pm at the Bishops Finger,
West Smithfield, London EC1.
Members evening

Thursday December 7
HMRS North West Area
8.00pm at the ESWA Club,
Park Road South, Birkenhead, Wirral.
18.83 Running Track evening

Friday December 8
HMRS Essex Area
7.45pm at St Mary's Church Centre, Great Baddow, Chelmsford.
Tales of Trades at Stratford
with Stan Hinbest.

Thursday December 14
HMRS Sussex Area
7.15pm at London Road Station, Shaftsbury Place, Brighton.
EMU & DMU construction
with Malcolm Brock.

Saturday December 16
HMRS Bristol Area
2.30pm at the Wansdyke Room,
Saltford Hall, Saltford, near Bristol.
Steam in Colour
Nostalgia with David Cross
For more information Contact:
HMRS Publicity & Marketing Manager,
D A Kelso, Al Mafrak, George Hill Road, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 3JT.
Contact: Tel/Fax: 01843-868124
Email: publicity@hmrs.org.uk
Web: www.hmrs.org.uk

Lutterworth Railway Society
Thursday December 14
William A Stanier - his life and locomotives.
An illustrated talk with David Webb.
7.30pm at The Lutterworth Club (rear lounge), Leicester Rd, Lutterworth, Leics. Visitors welcome.
Contact: John Rawlinson, 0116 288 4703

Other Events

Saturday November 18 - Sunday November 19
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex, 200 yards from the north side of Kew Bridge under the tall Victorian tower (partial wheelchair access, wheelchair accessible toilet, large print guide available).
Both days: 11.00am-5.00pm
Prices: £4.00 adult, £3.00 student/ OAP, £2.00 child (5-15yrs), £10.50 family
Contact: 020 8568 4757 Fax: 020 8569 9978
Web: www.kbsm.org

Saturday 9 & 16 December
Sunday 3, 10 & 17 December

Santa Special Trains. South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society
The Railway Station, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3JB
All dates between 11.00am-3.30pm, no advance booking required.
Contact: 01434 382828 (talking timetable) or 01434 381696 (Alston Station)
Email: jy40@dial.pipex.com
Web: http://ds.dial.pipex.com/town/lane/jy40/STR-Alston.htm

Cadeby Light Railway
Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Saturday December 9
Father Christmas Special
Tuesday December 26
Mince Pie Special
All open days start at 1.00pm. Admission free. Donations requested towards the upkeep of the centre.
Contact: 01455 290462

Saturday December 16
Vintage Model Railway Display
Hertford Museum, 18 Bull Plain, Hertford, Herts.
Price: Admission Free
Contact: 01992 422436

Sunday December 10 - Sunday December 17
Moors Valley Railway Santa Specials
Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath, near Ringwood, Hants.
The railway can be reached from the Junction of the M3/M27/A31 and A338, ten miles north of Bournemouth.
Steam train services operate on each day, 10.45am-5.00pm.
Contact: 01425 471415 (during opening times).

Guernsey Model Railway Club
Indoor model railway operated by volunteers at Sausmarez Manor.
Sundays plus Saturdays in school summer holidays. 2.00pm-5.00pm
Other attractions: cafe, doll's house collection/gift shop, pitch & putt, sculpture trail, garden walk and Manor visit (opening times: 235571).
Prices: 75p adults, 50p child under 13, £1.50 family (2+2 under 13s).
Contact: Model Shop: 724729, Model World: 252929, Simon Coombe: 716996.

Days out with Thomas 2000 Events
Saturday December 9 - Sunday December 10
Buckinghamshire Railway
Quainton, Bucks.
Contact: 01296 655450

Telford Steam Railway
Near Wolverhampton.
Contact: 01952 410941

Friday December 15 - Sunday December 17
Contact: 01235 817200

Saturday December 16 - Sunday December 17
Telford Steam Railway
Near Wolverhampton.
Contact: 01952 410941

Saturday December 23 - Sunday December 24
Contact: 01235 817200

Telford Steam Railway
Near Wolverhampton.
Contact: 01952 410941

Tuesday December 26 - Thursday January 4
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
Eastleigh, Hants.
Contact: 01703 636612

Until Saturday February 25
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Recent Works
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD.
Weekdays: 11.30am-6.00pm
Weekends: 10.30am-6.00pm (last admission 5.30pm)
Prices: £5.50 adult, £4.50 students, £4.00 concession, £15.00 family
Contact: 020 7940 8790
Web: www.designmuseum.org

National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York
Open daily 10.00am-6.00pm
Closed December 24-26. Free to children under 17 and over 60s.

Until Sunday February 4
Artists Mike Slater and Lee Lewis present a passenger's view of train travel at the beginning of the new millennium using photography, painting, video and sound. This exhibition forms part of the national celebration of the Year of the Artist.

Saturday November 25 - Sunday November 26
Edwardian Christmas Festival
Enjoy 'A Railway Christmas Carol', listen to the story of the first 'Great Train Robbery', meet characters from the Edwardian age in our fun-packed family festival, or why not take a ride on one of our historic steam trains, watch the Magician perform, join in Play Train, listen to the Brass band and see a special guest appearance by Santa at 3.30pm. Entry free if you dress up in Edwardian costume. Don't know how? Give us a ring. Ask for Bob Gwynn, Programmes Development Officer on 01904 686248.

Monday December 4 - Sunday April 29
Journey to the Highlands
For over 100 years, the West Highland Line has taken travellers through the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Imagine yourself on that journey with this view of the line in the centenary year of the Mallaig extension. A National Railway Museum photographic touring exhibition.

Wednesday December 27 - Tuesday January 1
Festive Fun
Celebrate the festive season with a visit to the NRM. As well as our unique collection and interactive exhibits, we can offer train rides behind one of our diesel locomotives and a Play Train where children can build model locomotives, and join in other hands-on activities. A small charge of 50p applies to cardboard engine building.
Contact: 01904 621261
Email: nrm@nmsi.ac.uk
Web: nrm@nmsi.ac.uk<

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