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Saturday 4th June 2016 — Society AGM, Crewe

**** Photos from 2016 event ****

 

Saturday 25th June—Archive and Library Open Day Kenilworth

 

Saturday 2nd July — Modellers Event at Kenilworth

This event will be held at the Study Centre on Saturday 2nd July 2016. Come along and meet fellow modellers, discuss techniques of building models of locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, to name but a few, with different materials, painting them and indeed, all aspects of the hobby. There will also be models on display to provide even more inspiration!
This year there will be a demonstration of how to paint and line out a coach in LNWR livery by Paul from Stevenson Coaches. This is a rare opportunity to sit down with a professional painter and be shown this aspect of the hobby which many modellers find difficult. Paul will also have his range of 4mm LNWR coach kits and accessories with him and available for purchase on the day.
If you would like to do so, please feel free to bring along examples of your own work, finished or under construction, other members are bound to be interested. Perhaps you have a kit that has been sat on the shelf with a problem you can’t just solve, but another member may be able to help you with.
Test tracks in 00, EM, P4 and O gauge should be available on the day (and also in gauge 1 if a member attending works in this scale, could you please bring a couple of lengths of track along). Modellers of all gauges, disciplines and skill levels are all very welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available, but please bring along your own lunch, or utilise the local facilities.
If you would like further information, please contact David Bond — e-mail

 

Saturday 30th July — 4th Annual Open Meeting Kidderminster

Opening times: 10.30am – 5.30pm

Talks, Photographs, Information, Nameplates, Memorabilia, Artefacts, Plans, Drawings, Photographs, Models, Paintings, Jack Nelson Dioramas, Preservation, Restoration, New­build Projects.
Click HERE for a PDF leaflet giving full details of the days events and stands.

**** Photos from Kidderminster 2015 ****

 

Saturday 20th August—Midlands Area Members Day - Kenilworth

Midlands Area Members Day and Social Event Kenilworth. Contact Mike Hollick. See details in June Newsletter Page 3.

 

Wednesday 7th September—A Luxury Day Out To Remember

L&NWR Coal Tank 1054

A special train of Pullman carriages hauled by Webb Coal Tank 1054 on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

Click HERE for a PDF leaflet giving full details of the event.

 

24th September 2016— Annual Steam Up

This year to be hosted by Leyland and District Society of Model Engineers at Worden Park, Leyland Lancs.

More details closer to the date

**** Photos from Rugely Power Station visit 2015 ****

 

October 13th,14th,15th and 16th 2016 — Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Society stand attending the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

See Meridienne Exhibitions Website for details and directions

Click here


 

Previous Events

 

Saturday 4th June 2016 — Society AGM, Crewe

**** Photos from 2016 event ****

The Society 2015 AGM will be held on Saturday 4th June at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6DN. Please note that the meeting will start at 11.30 am. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at 10:00 am.

Members are welcome to bring guests. Parking is available at the Hotel (please notify reception on arrival otherwise you will be charged). For further details see the notice sheet posted with the March newsletter.

 


Saturday 21st May—Archive and Library Open Day Kenilworth

 

May 20th,21st and 22nd 2016 —LNWR Stand Doncaster

There will be an LNWR Stand at the 23rd National Model Engineering and Models Exhibition Doncaster Racecourse.

Members please come and say hello, Non-Members please come and join !

 

Saturday 9th April—Joint Meeting with George V New Build Group

Meeting Room. Stone Station. Staffs.

A joint meeting at the above venue with the George V New Build Group is being held at 14.00 hrs which will include a photographic presentation by Norman Lee of George V locomotives in operation both in L&NWR and LM&SR days, and which will permit discussion and observation of their operation and capabilities. This will followed by a presentation by Paul Hibberd and Tom Mainprize of progress with the building of 'Prince George'. Again there will be opportunities to ask questions relating to the construction.
It is hoped that the engineer, Jamie Whyte will be able to attend. The afternoon will finish about 17.00.
Prior to the meeting, members, supporters and visitors will be welcome to attend a gathering in the Talbot Hotel from 12.00 noon for a beer and food. The menu may be limited to sandwiches and a main course like Scampi or Sausage and chips. Participants will help catering at the pub if they can advise the Chairman beforehand that they wish to participate.

 

Sat/Sun 16th/17th April—Society at Scalefour North, Wakefield

Roger Stapleton would appreciate help from members in manning the stand at Scalefour North model railway exhibition in Wakefield. Jol Wilkinson will be there with his magnificent LNWR layout 'London Road' as will John Redrup with the London Road Models trade stand.

Location :- Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Northgate, Wakefield, WF13QX. See Scalefour Website for details and directions

Click here for site

 

Saturday 23rd April—Archive and Library Open Day Kenilworth

 

Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th April—St Albans Abbey Layout

Final public showing at West Essex Modelrail 2016

See West Essex Modelrail Website for details and directions

Click here for site


Wednesday 4th May—Archive and Library Open Day Kenilworth

 

Saturday March 5th —Francis Pearce - At home (again)

From Francis Pearce - Old Malton, North Yorks. All members are welcome to my house for a get-together and natter from mid-morning onwards.
My new 0 gauge layout (2-rail/finescale; not digital) is available for visiting LNWR stock. Any other models and artefacts are welcome for static display. Hot drinks, sarnies etc., will be provided.
House about 1 mile from station (regular bus service or taxi about £3.50) Please telephone or email if interested. I will then furnish my address. Francis Pearce 01653 696593 francis-pearce@tiscali.co.uk

 

Saturday 12th March—Members Midlands Area Social Event

At the society‘s Study Centre in Kenilworth.

Conversations during the very successful and enjoyable Pre-Christmas Social Event at Kenilworth led to suggestions of establishing some meetings for members in the Midlands area. A social meeting for Midlands area members friends and visitors has been arranged for Saturday 12th March, between 11 am and 4 pm at the Society’s premises at Kenilworth.
This will be an informal get-together with discussions on a range of LNWR topics, where members can meet each other, and chat about their favourite railway.
There will be photograph displays and opportunity to see the models so generously donated by Philip Millard. You will find the atmosphere friendly and the people welcoming. There will be opportunity to ask questions, suggest topics and themes for future meetings, such as guest speakers. We do hope you will be able to come along, as we are sure you will find it a most interesting and stimulating day. There should be something for everyone.
Good supplies of tea and coffee will be available to help the discussions along! If you are able to bring along interesting photographs, drawings or models, please do so, as people are bound to be interested - but this is not a requirement! Feel free to bring along friends and especially prospective members – a wonderful opportunity to introduce them to the Society!

 

Saturday November 21st 2015 — Twenty Sixth Annual Crewe Luncheon

CREWE ARMS HOTEL

Full details including a menu and booking form sent in the September mailing.

Afternoon proceedings, with speaker David Mills from Anglesey giving an illustrated talk, “Rails to Red Wharf Bay”

 

Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th October 2015 — Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2015
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

Society stand attending

See Meridienne Exhibitions Website for details and directions

Click here



**** Photos from Rugely Power Station visit 2015 ****

 

Saturday September 26th 2015 — Annual Society Steam Up

The Rugely Power Station Model Engineering Society is our host for the L&NWR Society annual ‘Steam Up’ at Rugely Power Station, Rugely, Staffordshire. From 10.00am onwards.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A CLOSED SITE, IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS IT IS NECESSARY TO TENDER THE REGISTRATION NUMBER OF YOUR VEHICLE, YOUR NAME AND ANY PASSENGERS IN ADVANCE TO , the Secretary Rugeley PowerStation MES, Albert Haywood. tel: 01543 572345 or e.mail pahaywood67@btinternet.com alternatively to Ken Wood LNWR Society Organizer on kennethbwood2014@hotmail.com failure to do this will result in being refused access.



**** Photos from Kidderminster 2015 ****

Saturday 1st August 2015 — 42nd Anniversary Open Meeting
Kidderminster Railway Museum - Open to Members and the Public

Opening times: 10.30am – 5.30pm


Talks, Photographs, Information, Nameplates, Memorabilia, Artefacts, Plans, Drawings, Photographs, Models, Paintings, Jack Nelson Dioramas, Preservation, Restoration, New-build Projects.

Talks:
10.30am-12.30pm: ‘Rugby Station – All Change! The early history of Rugby station’. A talk by former Journal editor and long-time resident of Rugby, Stephen Weston.
1pm – 2pm: The Build a George the Fifth Project – Progress Report by Tom Mainprize and Paul Hibberd.
2.30pm-4.30pm: 'F. W. Webb’s Three-Cylinder Compounds’. A talk by Peter Davis, whose much anticipated book on this subject is expected to be published shortly.

Displays of models: 7 ¼ in, Gauge 1, Gauge 0, 4mm et cetera.

This will include two of the Gauge 1 model locos constructed by the late Geoff Holt - part of Philip Millard's has generous offer

LNWR Society Exhibition Stand
Jack Nelson dioramas – LNWRS restoration project for Conway Valley Railway Museum
George the Fifth New-Build project
Coal Tank 1054 and the Bahamas Locomotive Society
Exhibition of paintings by Gerald Broom
The LNWR in Wales
Mercian Models (Gauge 1, Gauge 0 locomotive, carriage and wagon kits)
London Road Models (4mm locomotive, carriage and wagon kits)
Stevenson Carriages (4mm carriage kits)
LNWR Society Archives
LNWR Society Photograph collection
Admission free! Come and meet other people interested in the Premier Line. Bring friends – non-members welcome. See the exhibits. Talk to the exhibitors. Listen to the talks. Ask questions. Have a Premier Day!

Saturday 4th July 2015 — MODELLERS WORKSHOP 2015

**** Photos from MODELLERS WORKSHOP 2015 ****

 

At the society‘s Study Centre in Kenilworth.

Philip Millard has generously offered to donate four Gauge 1 model locos, constructed by the late Geoff Holt, to the Society. It is hoped to have them on display at this Modellers Workshop


The previous two events, held at Kenilworth, provided those attending with a stimulating day spent discussing many aspects of modelling the LNWR and also the opportunity to delve deeply into the depths of the Study Centre archives.

BY POPULAR REQUEST A SIMILAR EVENT HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME VENUE ON SATURDAY 4th JULY FROM 10.30am TILL WHENEVER WE RUN OUT OF TOPICS TO DISCUSS (OR 6.00pm.)

You are invited to bring examples of your work, test tracks and even layouts as long as they are not too big! 12 volt power supplies will be available and a device to measure the power output of your locos will be present. Computer facilities will also be available.

In addition to all these attractions John Redrup, the proprietor of London Road Models, has volunteered to give a demonstration of how he produces all those superb kits by way of artwork, photo tooling, patterns, moulds etc. This is your chance to tell him how much you enjoy building his kits and appreciate the instructions (or not). His new kit for the ‘Renown’ will be on display

Tea and coffee making facilities will be available but you will have to bring your own food or visit the pub nearby.

This year we are not asking you to book up in advance – just turn up - and if we have an overflow we can always retire to the pub!

Roger Stapleton

Saturday 6th June 2015 — Society AGM, Crewe

Photos from 2015 event

The Society 2015 AGM will be held on Saturday 6th June at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6DN. Please note that the meeting will start at 11.30 am. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at 10:00 am.

Members are welcome to bring guests. Parking is available at the Hotel (please notify reception on arrival otherwise you will be charged). For further details see the notice sheet posted with the June newsletter.

 



28-29 March 2015 — The London Festival of Railway Modelling

Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

Peter Stanton is arranging a Society stand and calling for volunteers.

See forum for more details

 

Saturday 17th January 2015 — Society SGM, Crewe

A Society Special General Meeting for Ordinary Members will be held on Saturday 17th January 2015 at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6DN.

Please note that the meeting will start at 11.30 am.

Parking is available at the Hotel (please notify reception on arrival otherwise you will be charged). For further details see the notice sheet posted with the December newsletter.

 

Saturday 10th January 2015 — AREA MEETING. DERBY

See forum/Model Railway Exhibitions for details

Click here

 

Saturday 23rd August 2014 — 0 Gauge Meeting at Llanbedr

The 0 Gauge Group at Llanbedr in North Wales invites LNWRS members and friends to bring their 0 gauge models to the village hall for a running session at one of its regular meetings. Geoff Holt’s widow will bring some of Geoff’s superb LNWR models for people to admire. The session will start at 10:30. A charge of £3 per person is made on entry to cover expenses.

Llanbedr is on the A494 trunk road, 9 miles from Mold and 1.5 miles short of Ruthin. Both were on LNWR routes but their tracks were removed many years ago. The village hall is around 200 yards from the main road along the B5429 towards Llandyrnog.

 

Anyone approaching from the Chester area should take the A55 dual carriageway and turn off on to the A494 towards Mold. The slip road for Mold is tricky as the A55 towards Conwy is a slip road off the A55 (!) and that slip road continues as the slip for the A494 to Mold. Keep on the A494 subsequently. It becomes the Mold bypass and has a series of roundabouts (keep following signs to Ruthin) but after rising into the North Wales hills, it eventually drops down to Ruthin by a long and winding slope. Llanbedr is part way down. At the village, the church is on the right and the village pub - The Griffin - on the left. Turn right along the B5429 and the village hall is about 200 yards on the right. If you cannot find a parking space nearby, the people at The Griffin will usually let you park there.

From Manchester or Merseyside, cross the Dee on the dual carriageway at Queensferry. You will then be on the start of the A494 and eventually will come to the same Mold slip road as mentioned above.

The Griffin serves good food (and beer). Its kitchen is not very big, however, and so on running days a count is made by 12.30 of how many people want lunch and the pub is notified of the figure. Anyone just turning up might have to wait to get fed. Otherwise, many members bring sandwiches.

 

Next Study Centre Date —Saturday September 20th

 

Saturday 27th September 2014 — The Annual ‘Steam Up’ at Wigan

The Wigan & District Model Engineering Society is our host for the L&NWR Society annual ‘Steam Up’ and invites all members and friends to its headquarters: Haigh Hall Park, Haigh, Wigan, Lancs. WN2 1PE

The track gauges are 3½in and 5in, and an area will be set aside for those who wish to display models whatever the scale might be.

Bring your loco whatever railway company it represents and have a good day out.

Do not forget your Boiler and Public Liability Insurance Certificates.

Light refreshments will be available, but for those who require something more substantial there are several local hostelries nearby purveying good food at reasonable prices.

With other attractions also nearby, this is one event to bring members of the family to.

 

Saturday 15th November 2014 — The Annual Crewe Luncheon at The Crewe Arms Hotel

Full details including a menu and booking form will be in the September mailing.

The Speakers will be Robin Mathams and Dave Barrett who will present Part Two of their illustrated talk on The Trent Valley Railway.

 

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd August 2014 — 41st Anniversary Meeting         Photos from event
at Kidderminster Railway Museum,

 

Open to Members and the Public

Opening times: 10.30am – 5.30pm

Talks, Photographs, Information, Nameplates, Memorabilia, Artefacts, Models, Paintings, Jack Nelson Dioramas, Preservation, Restoration, New–build Projects, Sales

 

Talks:

10.30am–12.30pm: ‘LNWR engines in LMS days’. Bob Essery and Peter Davis talk about this subject as covered in their new book LMS Locomotive Review No 1 published by Wild Swan Publications and in two more volumes awaiting publication..

1pm–2pm: The Build a George the Fifth Project – Progress Report by Tom Mainprize and Paul Hibberd.

2.30pm–4.30pm: ‘The Trent Valley Railway – its formation, construction and notable features including the stations of Milford & Brocton, Colwich, Rugeley & Lichfield’ by Robin Mathams who addressed the Crewe Lunch on this subject last year and after continued research now has much more information.

 

Displays of nameplates, artefacts, memorabilia, plans, drawings and photographs.

Displays of models: Gauge 1, Gauge 0, 4mm et cetera.

LNWR Society Exhibition Stand

Jack Nelson dioramas – LNWRS project to restore them for Conway Valley Railway Museum

Heckmondwike Spen Junction (Leeds New Line) Project.

LNWR Fish Van New Build Project

George the Fifth New–Build project

Coal Tank 1054 and the Bahamas Locomotive Society

Exhibition of paintings by Gerald Broom

 

Admission free! Come and meet other people interested in the Premier Line. Bring friends – non–members welcome. See the exhibits. Talk to the exhibitors. Listen to the talks. Ask questions, Have a Premier Day!

Important note: the library at KRM has room for an audience of about 25 people. Anyone wishing to reserve a place for any of the talks should contact Ted Talbot by email – talbot186@btinternet.com – or by phone – 01785 823672.

 

Saturday July 5th 2014 — Modellers' Workshop
At the society's Study Centre in Kenilworth.

The first Modellers Workshop, held last year at Kenilworth, provided those attending with a stimulating day spent discussing many aspects of modelling the LNWR and also the opportunity to delve deeply into the depths of the Study Centre archives.

By popular request a similar event has been arranged to take place at the same venue on Saturday July 5th from 10.30am till whenever we run out of topics to discuss (or 6.00pm).

You are invited to bring examples of your work. test tracks and even layouts as long as they are not too big! Twelve volt power supplies will be available and, hopefully, 'rolling roads' in 4mm and 7mm scales. A device to measure the power output of your locos will be present. Computer facilities will also be available.

Tea and coffee making facilities will be available but you will have to bring your own food or visit the pub nearby. This year we are not asking you to book in advance – just turn up and if we have an overflow we can always retire to the pub!

 

Saturday 28th June 2014 — Society AGM, Crewe

The Society's AGM will be held on Saturday 28th June at the Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6DN. Please note that the meeting will start at 11.30 am. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at 10:00 am.

Members are welcome to bring guests. Parking is available at the Hotel (please notify reception on arrival otherwise you will be charged). For further details see the notice sheet posted with the June newsletter.

 

Monday June 2nd 2014 — Social Event
Visit to home of Sir Ralph Brocklebank, Chairman of the LNWR.

The rooms associated with Sir Ralph will be included in the itinery, together with open access to the gardens. Members are welcome to bring guests.

Visit begins at 2.30pm, preceded by lunch at The Cholmondely Arms commencing at 12 noon.

Further information can be provided by the Society Chairman.

 

Saturday 17th May 2014 — Society AGM, Pickering

The Society's AGM will be held on Saturday 17th May at the Memorial Hall, Pickering, N.Yorks, YO18 8AA. Please note that the meeting will start at 12.00. The Memorial Hall will be open from 10.30, with tea/coffee and biscuits. At 11.00 there will a presentation by a member of the N. York Moors Railway (meet at the Visitor Centre on platform 2).

Following the AGM, and a break for lunch, members can travel on the 15.00 train to Grosmont and return (arriving back at Pickering at 17.40). Alternatively, there will be conducted tour of the Carriage Sheds at Pickering.

Members are welcome to bring guests, but if travelling on the N.Y.M. Railway, guests will have to buy their own ticket.

 

4th and 5th May 2014 — NRM SHILDON – SPRING STEAM GALA

This event will take place at ‘Locomotion’ in Shildon, Co. Durham, on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May 2014. The theme for this year's event is ‘The Great Northern Railway’ and on display will be the Stirling Single (with its proper tender) the Ivatt Large Atlantic, the N2 Tank and the J52 Saddle Tank.

The LNWR Society will be sharing a display stand with the GNR Society. Both will be advertising their activities and it is hoped to display models of the locomotives that worked the East Coast and West Coast main lines from 1900 till the grouping.

Some members of the Society from the North East area will be meeting at ‘Locomotion’ on Sunday 4th for an informal get-together and other Society members are cordially invited to join us.

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