An Evening With...
Forthcoming Events
Nick Dunhill

Nick Dunhill continues his series of presentations on scratch building a locomotive. This time he shows us how to build the locomotive frames and associated parts to go under the locomotive body.

It follows the boiler, smokebox, firebox and footplate demonstrations from earlier sessions.

If you have not seen them already, you can still watch them via the Gauge O Guild YouTube channel, just search for Nick Dunhill.

The event is live via Zoom on Monday 26th June @ 20:00 BST.

You must register for this event as places are limited. The event is FREE to members or £2:00 for non-members.

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Previous Events
Will Heath & Jackie Kneeshaw

Spend ‘An Evening With’ Will Heath & Jackie Kneeshaw who talked about researching and building St Neots MRC layout, Bowaters Paper Mill.

Will and Jackie gave some insight into why St Neots Model Railway Club chose to model a corner of Kemsley Mill on the Bowaters Paper railway, which operated in the Kent marshes up until 1969. The seminar included how they went about researching this industrial railway and what challenges it presented to model.

With some of the original locomotives still in steam on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (SKLR), and an extensive Bowaters archive to draw upon, the project has proved to be much more than just a model.

The event was live via Zoom on Friday 26th May @ 20:00 BST.

Members are able to view a recording of the event.

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Peter Reynolds

Peter Reynolds and guests discussed how to control your model railway, showcasing some of the more affordable DCC systems available for modeller’s use, plus other layout control options, including traditional DC, and direct Bluetooth Control. Mention was also be made of radio control.

Peter invited modellers with experience of various systems to come and briefly talk about their experiences with the systems that they use, plus systems that Peter uses, and others he has researched specifically for the programme.

The event was live via Zoom on Wednesday 26th April @ 20:00 BST.

Due to technical problems Peter was not able to take part in the second half of the evening. He subsequently recorded his contribution in a separate Appendix video.

Simon George

Spend an Evening With Simon George, the owner and builder of Heaton Lodge Junction, Britains Biggest Model Railway.

This O gauge layout is 196 feet x 40 feet which depicts the location situated two miles west of Mirfield. Heaton Lodge Junction was where the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway’s Calder Valley route and the London & North Western Railway lines converged and even up to the mid-1980s this was a busy route with more than 130 trains a day in each direction, more than half of which were freight.

Simon talked about what made him want to build it in the first place; how long it took to build, how long to find a ‘home' for such a large model railway, and what is involved with logistics when taking it out for other people to see.

The event was live via Zoom on Sunday 26th March @ 20:00 BST.

Ian Allen

Using Templot Part 3.

Following on from the previous two Templot sessions, Ian Allen showed how maps can be imported and used as the basis of a track plan, if modelling a prototype location, or to be adapted for a “what might have been” plan.

The event was live via Zoom on Sunday 26th February @ 20:00 GMT.

James Aitken

3D Printing Techniques.

James described the process of producing 3D printed items. From the initial drawing, production of the file containing the solid shape, slicing it, loading it onto the printer and to what happens after the part is made.

The event was live via Zoom on Thursday 26th January@ 20:00 GMT.

John Buck

Creating Authentic Buildings.

Using buildings from his layout Hope Street, which featured in the January 2021 Railway Modeller, John Buck of Keighley Club talked about how to build authentic buildings.

This session included information about doing the research, the tools required, materials which can be used and the techniques for building buildings.

The event was live via Zoom on Saturday 26th November@ 20:00 GMT.

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