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Saturday 1st August 2015 — 42nd Anniversary Open Meeting
Kidderminster Railway Museum
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
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by phone – 01785 823672.
Saturday July 5th 2014 — Modellers' Workshop
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
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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