Next meeting

Wed 17th August: 10.30am - 2.30 pm: Focus on Sarre and SR including precursors and successors branch stock.

 

We keep the hall well ventilated and sanitiser is available.   

 

You can bring your own picnic but tea and coffee are available after set up and also at lunch time.

 

 

 

*Badlesmere Village Hall is our venue for Modelling Sessions, Layout Running and Talks -  

 

The hall is on the north side of the Badlesmere Lees Green, midway between Faversham and Ashford.  The hall is 200 yards from the main road.

 

We meet during the day on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, plus 4th Saturdays.  

 

*Times differ between the days of meetings: Week days 10.30 until 14.30 and Saturdays  14.00 until 17.00.   

 

On Saturday's members need to bring a picnic lunch and drink, or book a place at the nearby Red Lion Inn.  

 

Buses - Stagecoach  666 from Faversham and Ashford railway stations. *Check for times: Weekdays are mainly hourly, but Saturday buses may differ.

 

By car: #From Faversham its dirt track, following the green's side, is to the left as the A251 bends into the village.      

             #From Ashford / Challock as the A251 passes Red Lion Inn the green is on your right, so turn right just before the bend. 

 

Future meetings:

Sat 13th August: Sarre exhibited at the Bexhill Model Railway Show.

Wed 17th August: 10.30am - 2.30 pm: Focus on Sarre and SR including precursors and successors branch stock.


Sat 27th August: 2.00 - 5.00 pm: Seminar on the magic of DCC led by Barry King
                                                         Lunch at 12.15 pm at the Red Lion (table booked).

September:

Sat/Sun 3rd/4th: Guildex at Stafford Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

Wed 7th Sept: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm: Focus on Circuit and stock you have built or substantially modified.

Sat/Sun 10th/11th: EKOGG diorama by Geoff Roberts at the Faversham MR show at

The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham ME13 8RZ.

Wed 21st Sept: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm: Focus on operating Edington in post-war days -

bring along your SR and BR stock for a full running session.

Sat 24th Sept: 2.00 – 5.00 pm: Seminar on building/soldering loco kits with DavidG;

please bring along any current/planned project and we can work on it together.

October:

Wed 5th Oct: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm: Focus on Circuit and your favourite locos

Wed 19th Oct: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm: Focus on Sarre and industrial locos

Sat 22nd Oct: 2.00 – 5.00 pm: Annual modelling competition – 4 categories:
Locos, passenger and NPC stock, goods stock and scenic items.

All toilets should be available for use and hot water is available for hand washing.  

Please check that a toilet is vacant before going along the corridors, to avoid meeting anyone there. 

Cleaning materials are supplied but you may bring your own for your bench.  

The hall is thoroughly cleaned between sessions by the village hall committee. 

Those attending will set out the hall and clear away at the end.  

 

From John Bullimore : Faversham & Maidstone Junction Light Railway.

Greetings from the management and staff who hope all are well.
The rest of the railway is operating as before and opened the week before Easter as there was a school holiday which proved popular in journey revenue.
Carriage & Wagon Dept. has once again showed it s skill in restoring rolling stock, this time a “SECR” round ended wagon that arrived in a distressed condition.

After many hours of work and replacement of many of the chassis parts it was returned to the rails for line testing before going to the paint shop.
The new station at Doddington High Street has finally had its ground works completed and now the Track Gang is starting to lay out sight lines for the track centres and getting permissions to start laying track from Teynham Road through to Doddington.
The WD/Ministry of Supply warehouse area has been cleared of many years of neglect and the adjoining office block is being renovated and will be eventually turned into living accommodation. The viaduct a cross the site that is/was used by the Torry Hill Mineral Railway is the next project to be renovated so that it will be safe to run over and under, at present it needs at least re pointing and hopefully will be ready for the opening day, which is hoped t be in time for the Chairman’s birthday in August.
Loco Dept. All locos are serviceable and tested for the new year’s services and apart from a minor glitch on Terrier 32653 all is well.
Ingeneral, most things are going ok (so far). So, greetings to all, more news next time.

Please pay the £3 meeting fee on entering and put your name in the record book.

 

See us in GOG Gazette's News Section too. 

[Photos: Tim S. & Rob M.]