Public Events

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2nd September 2017 - Gauge 1 North...... Cancelled

This event which was to be at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell. DE45 1AH has been cancelled due to clashes with other events. Contact: or Liz Marsden
4th September 2017 - 8th September 2017 Gauge 1 South East Group

Gauge 1 - 5 day Spectacular to include 11 Gauge 1 tracks within a 35 mile radius of Tenterden. Contact Tony Whibley 01580-762004 or email to
23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017 Staplehurst Model Railway Exhibition

Staplehurst Village Hall.  Invicta Track.  Contact Jeff Brazier
1st October 2017 - East Anglian Museum Chappel and Wakes Colne

Anglia Roads Gauge 1 Layout, start 10am. Contact Keith Tomlinson 01206-869933
7th October 2017 - Welling and District Model Engineering Society

Open day and Gauge 1 running track.   Rear of Falconwood Electricity Sub Station, next to Falconwood Railway Station.     Contact Fred Holdsworth  
14th October 2017 - AGM and Trade Show - Godmanchester

Wood Green  Animal Centre, Godmanchester. Open to the public. Possibly 2 working layouts.  More information to follow.
19th October 2017 - 22nd October 2017 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Leamington Spa. Further information        
28th October 2017 - Exeter Garden Railway Show

The Matford Centre ,Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton Industrial Estate, Exeter.  EX2 8FD.  10.30am  -  4.30pm.  Contact  Peter Javes  01548-559283
4th November 2017 - Padiham Model Railway Exhibition

Gauge 1 attending with Withnell Junction. Contact Maurice Rushby.
25th November 2017 - Surrey Group at Dorking

The Surrey Group will be running the Surrey Oval at Dorking again on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 10.00-17.00. The event is held at the United Reformed Church Hall; address 53 West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1BS. Admission is £4 for adults. Children are free. Tea and cakes will be on sale as usual. The venue is close to the centre of town.   Members wishing to run please contact Adrian Johnstone.
3rd December 2017 - Vintage Gauge 1 Get Together and Train Show

Avoncroft Arts Centre, (B60 4JS) A38, Bromsgrove.  3 miles north of Jnc 5 on the M5 and 3 miles south of Jnc 1 on the M42. Trade stands and refreshments.  Disabled access. Contact Dave Orchard 01527-874988
17th March 2018 - 18th March 2018 Large Scale Model Rail Exhibition

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Leamington Spa. Gauge 1 in attendance.  Further information:
7th April 2018 - National Garden Rail Show Peterborough

Dobson Bridge in attendance,  help will be required to set up, dismantle and take running slots.  Contact Terry Geeson and David Blamire.
21st April 2018 - GIMRA Spring Meeting Shepshed

Shepshed High School  LE12 9BD  Open to the public 10.30am - 5.oopm  
16th June 2018 - 17th June 2018 Woodvale Rally, Southport

Dobson Bridge in attendance, please contact Maurice Rushby.  A large event with model boats, model aircraft, vintage and classic cars, military vehicles and much more.  
14th July 2018 - Gauge 1 North

Bakewell Agricultural Centre. Contact Peter Vincent

Using the Events list

This events list is in the public part of the website and should only include events open to the public though admittance may have to be arranged in advance. However, some closed-to-the-public events do creep into this list by mistake so you are advised to check with the organisers before attending. There is also a members only events list in the password protected part of the website.

Please note that most G1MRA events are organised locally and that some Groups have their own websites – See Groups for further information

Please observe the protocol: Spectators are not to get in the way of drivers of trains and  drivers should not obstruct the tracks when stopping. (see Standards and Guidance).

For G1MRA run exhibitions, but not Get-Togethers unless specifically requested, please take the current boiler certificate for each live steam loco you wish to run (see Standards and Guidance).

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* Please note: Members Get-togethers start at 14.00 hrs unless stated otherwise above – these are usually Members only anyway.

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