ESSEX MODEL RAILWAY GROUP

Also known as the 'The G1 SADMEN'

(Somerset And Dorset Model Engineering Novices)

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 2024

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
2024
Thursday 21st March

Cliff Barker track.  G1 running on the indoor layout.  ALSO - G3 Running on outdoor End - End portable track. Lunch available or bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

10.30am till 4pm Gas Live Steam & Battery Electric indoors
Thursday 25th April

Cliff Barker track.  G1 running on the outdoor layout or indoor layout if wet.  ALSO - G3 Running on outdoor End - End portable track. Lunch available or bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
Thursday 16th June

Cliff Barker track.  G1 running on the outdoor layout or indoor layout if wet.  ALSO - G3 Running on outdoor circuit portable track. Lunch available or bring a packed lunch if you prefer.

10.30am till 4pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
     
 
2024
   
12th & 13th 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. Off road parking. Track sales and order collections available. 10.30am till 6pm Live Steam & Battery Electric
       

SPECIAL DATES

Saturday 18th May 2024- G3 Autumn Show. Rufus Centre, Steppingley Rd, Flitwick, Bedford MK45 1AH.

10.30am till 5pm). Free parking. Canteen open.

Saturday 1st June 2024- G3 at Model Railway & Toy Train Show, British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ

(10.30am till 4pm). Free parking. Canteen open. Admission £8 or £10 plus £12 or £14 to Motor Museum if desired

Saturday 21sh September 2024- G3 Autumn Show at Swavesesley, Cambs (10.30am till 5pm). Free parking. Light refreshments available.

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
That's it for now folks!