Here is advanced news of this event in 2017
At the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre (The Fosse)
Click on the poster above to get a printable copy.
70th Anniversary Show at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre
CV31 1XN — 3rd June 2017
This will be a splendid Show, with 4 Gauge One tracks for members to run on and plenty to see in the way of supporting Societies, and lots of goodies on sale. Keep your eyes on the GIMRA website when full details will be posted.
Members wishing to book a running slot/s are asked to make a booking with the following track co-ordinators, when a concessionary admission ticket will be available for £5. Cheques payable to GIMRA Ltd.
DOBSON BRIDGE ………. David Blamire email@example.com
SURREY OVAL ……………Adrian Johnstone firstname.lastname@example.org
STANLEY MIDLAND…… Steve Andrews email@example.com
STUD CONTACT ………... Geoff Hammond firstname.lastname@example.org
THOMSON HALT............Geoff Towe Jeffrey.email@example.com
Boiler certificates will be required.
Electric locos and transmitters should be brought fully charged as electrical sockets are very limited.
There will be a Bring and Buy at the 70th Show, see below for the rules..
BRING AND BUY STALL RULES
- Booking-in from 10:00 AM. Selling from 11:00 AM.
- All items to be labelled with a tie-on tag with your name and selling price (sticky labels and sellotaped paper will not be accepted).
- A list containing every single item must be produced when you present your items for booking in. The same list to be presented when collecting your payment.
- Booking-in forms to be filled in from 10:00 AM onwards with BLOCK CAPITALS ONLY.
- Booking forms will be given a number and it will be written on your label for identification to pay out later.
- All members will be expected to donate 5% of their selling price to G1MRA funds; i.e. Sell for £100.00, seller receives £95.00, G1MRA receives £5.00. All items over £100.00 donations will NOT exceed £5.00.
- It is suggested that a mobile telephone number is also on your label for contacting you when your item is sold.
- Please limit the number of items to five.
- All items are left at the owner’s risk. Neither the operators nor G1MRA will be liable for the replacement value of items lost or stolen.
- Loose items to be secured to item for sale; i.e. Loco pump handles, etc. Stock boxes to be identified with item for sale.
- Any items that have NOT been sold must be collected at the end of the day (I can’t take everything home.)
These are guidelines which we will do our best to implement on the day. I hope you will all do your best to follow these guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.
Ronald Pointer (1567) - Tel: 01553 827163 (King’s Lynn)
Traders at the show
Traders attending the 70th Show at the Fosse on 3rd June, include:
Aster Hobbies – Gauge 1 Steam
Kevin Harvey – Railway Books and Pamphlets
David Leech – Items from Ted Leech’s collection
Model Engineers Laser – Laser Cut Parts and Kits
Peter Spoerer – Radio Control and Sound Cards
Custom Carriages – Bespoke 1/32nd Carriages
Peter Korzilius – Wagon and Coach Chassis
GIMRA Book Sales
Williams Models – Items for Gauge 3
SM Models – Carry Cases
Peter Rogers – Bespoke Carriages
Finescale Brass – Electric Gauge 1 Locos
Steve Golding – Model Wagons
Walsall Model Industries – Parts for Gauge 1 and Gauge 3
Barrett Steam Models - Live Steam Locomotive Kits
John Sutton – Books and Models
Sixteen Mills – Laser Cut Kits for 10mm and 16mm
Chris Ludlow – Oil Paintings
MSC Models – Motors and Gearboxes
S & D Models – Kit and Model Manufacturers
Accucraft – Live Steam Models
Ken Martin – Castings
Able Boxes – Display Cases
Buxton Model Works – Bespoke Electric Locomotives
Paul Forsyth – Drawings
Keith Cousins – Kits and Locomotives
Crossing Gate Models – Level Crossings
K.A.Lasercraft – Laser Cut Teak Coach Kits
Northern Fine Scale - Wagon, Van and Coach kits and parts
Tenmille - Kits and parts
GIMRA Anniversary Souvenirs
Notice to Volunteers
Members helping to erect and dismantle tracks will have free admission to the show, tickets will be issued at the time. Free tickets will be limited to 6 per track.
Stewards who have volunteered their services through the Midland Group will be given a free admission ticket, but will be expected to give their services as required. Names to Fred Roberts please…… firstname.lastname@example.org
A list of places to stay for the Fosse event is available from Peter Wood, please supply a stamped addressed envelope.
Admission from 10am, tickets cost £10. Members and £12. Non members.
Advance ticket cost: £8. Members and £10. Non members
Please note that Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
This is being run by the Midland Group and our visitors will choose the winning entries, there are cash prizes to be won. Please see the separate article below.
We hope you will give the Show your support and we guarantee you will enjoy the day.
Display and Competition for Members Models
At the last Board meeting the committee decided to organize a display of members’ models at the Birthday Event, together with a competition to be judged by visitors to the show.
Models of any railway related objects, from locomotives to rolling stock, buildings, bridges, signals, indeed whatever you have made to go anywhere on a railway, can be entered.
If you have constructed a model which you feel would be of interest to visitors to the show, please do not hesitate to bring it along – there will be prizes!
Security will be in place throughout the show, and models will be insured while on display.
If you are interested and willing, please contact Fred Roberts, Technical Secretary, by e-mail at email@example.com so that we can organize sufficient display space.
If you able to bring your model to the Fosse on the day before the show or before the show opens on the 3rd, it would be helpful.
Gauge 1 North 2017
Gauge 1 North 2017 which was to take place at the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, Derbyshire on Saturday 2nd September 2017 has been cancelled.
We are very sorry to have to take this decision, but major clashes with two other shows on the same date has meant that a number of our regular trade stands cannot attend and that puts the viability of the event in jeopardy.
The good news is that the next show has now been set for our traditional summer date and will take place on Saturday 14th July 2018
Should you wish for any further information about the Yorkshire Group, Gauge 1 North, the Bakewell Show, or attractions around Bakewell that you cannot find on the website please get in touch:
Should you wish for any further information about the Yorkshire Group, Gauge 1 North, the Bakewell Show, or attractions around Bakewell that you cannot find on the website please get in touch.
The Spring 2017 NL&J is in the postal system and has been uploaded to the Members Area.
As always please send in your articles and photos now for 254
The usual Local Group News, Trade News articles and adverts are also included.
Members can view and download a Lo-Res version from the Old Newsletter page.Read More
The press deadline for NL&J No 254 is 15th May 2017
Your adverts and copy for Trade News should be emailed to Simon Hill at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
The advertising rates are listed inside the NL&J at the bottom right of the editorial back pages.Read More
If you already have a bank standing order payment instruction in place you need do nothing more than relax and enjoy another year of gauge one with the Association. Thank you for paying by standing order, it really does help with the admin.
If you are opening a Standing Order using the form that came with your NL&J note that this should be sent to your Bank not to Warners. When you pay by standing order you should ensure that the reference includes your membership number.
If paying by cheque please make it payable to G1MRA Ltd and send to G1MRA Membership, Warners Group Publications, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH.
Payment may also be made by credit or debit card. By telephone to Warners on 01778 392479, or online which also includes Pay Pal at the link at https://subscribeme.to/g1mra and click on "renew subscription". On line payments need the Warners subscriber reference number, E............., shown on the NL&J mailing envelope, or phone Warners.
CHANGE TO DEADLINE DATES FOR THE NL&J.
For many years, the dates chosen for our AGM have slipped backwards from the 30th of November in 1996, the year we agreed to become a limited Company, to this year’s date of the 14th of October. No doubt because members preferred to avoid November travel, with poor weather and the loss of daylight in the evenings due to the clocks being put back.However, this has increasingly put pressure on our ability to meet the requirements of the companies act, when 21 days’ notice of an AGM must be given in writing to members.I won’t bore you with the complications of this matter, but will assure you that members of the Committee and Directors have spent many hours working on this problem, and are pleased to say a solution has been found and that includes a change to the deadlines listed below, for the noted issues.
Year 2017. 254 15th May. 255 1st August. 256 1st November.
Year 2018. 257 1st February. 258 15th April. 259 15th July. 260 15th October
Year 2019. 261 15th January. 262 15th April. Etc.: Etc.:
Obviously, the months of publication are also changing, and two good things to come from this change are, a Pre-Christmas Edition, and a reduction in postage costs. The second is because your calendar will now be sent with the December Edition and not with that for the AGM edition in September, putting both in the same envelope used to put our postage costs over the limit.I am advised that some Advertisers will enjoy the benefits of a Pre-Christmas Edition, so I ask them to note the changes and dates and to contact our advertising manager ASAP.
These changes will be noted in the information panel, found towards the rear of the NL&J.
26 January 2017Read More
NL&J 251 was accompanied by the 2017 G1MRA calendar, which once again included photos of the G1MRA Sales items.
President: Francis Dobson
Vice Presidents: Messrs. Bob Hines, Peter Howland, Dick Moger, Michael Wrottesley, Martin Hulse, Mick Mumford.
Chairman & Groups Liaison: Adam Houghton, The Laurels, Five Oak Lane, West End, Staplehurst, TN12 0HT- email@example.com
Secretary: Roger Olding, 38 St Kilda’s Road, Brentwood, CM15 9EX - firstname.lastname@example.org
NL&J Editor: Peter Bird, 25 East St, Crowland, PE6 0EN - email@example.com
Technical Secretary: Fred Roberts, 6 Chestnut Drive, Elm Park, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 3NJ - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Peter Wood, 7 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale, Southport, Lancs PR8 2RE - email@example.com
Trade and Advertising: Simon Hill, Many Trees, Southfields Road, Woldingham, Caterham, CR3 7BG - firstname.lastname@example.org
Events: (Vacant) Covered by Peter Wood - email@example.com
Charles Simon, Rebgasse 25, CH-4102 Binningen, Switzerland - firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Johnson, Sandy Lodge, Northfield Avenue, Lower Shiplake, Henley-upon-Thames RG9 3PE - Sandylodge@icloud.com
Webmaster: Peter Trinder, 19 Silverdale, Coldwaltham, near Pulborough, RH20 1LJ - email@example.com
A new (to us) video has been posted in the Best of Standard Gauge One page.Read More
Two new documents added to Standards, Documents & Guidance on the Resources and Links page.
29 Sept 2016Read More
Outsourcing of the membership function became inevitable due to our longstanding difficulties in finding someone, since the resignation of the previous office holder, to take on the onerous role of Membership Secretary.
No doubt at some point in the future, a member with the ability, time and commitment to perform the role will volunteer; however, it’s simply not credible that G1MRA will always have the benefit of such a resource. In addition, a firm that supplies an outsourcing service to a number of clubs or hobby associations, covering tens or hundreds of thousands of members in total, can offer a more consistent service to members than one single individual.
An informal show of hands at last year’s AGM approved membership outsourcing in principle so around the turn of the year, G1MRA sounded out potential suppliers. The company called Warners won the subsequent ‘beauty contest’; if you’re a member of the 16mm Association, you’ll already know the name as they handle their membership function too. Note: The Warners that we are dealing with have no connection to Warners Leisure.
Unsurprisingly, implementation is taking up quite a lot of committee time. Many months of phone calls, emails, chaser letters and data input have been needed to update last year’s data into a form we can transfer to Warners. Peter Wood, our ex-Secretary Andrew Pullen and Rob Cant have shared that task between them. The contract with Warners, signed on 24 August 2016, specifies the service we and you, our members, will expect in exchange for the monthly fee G1MRA is to pay. Unsurprisingly, G1MRA has needed some assistance from external specialist corporate legal counsel.
For membership matters, your point of contact will be Warners, not G1MRA, from now on. They will offer a dedicated telephone number to our members: 01778 392479, open between 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Warners’ dedicated email address is: G1MRA@warnersgroup.co.uk and the mail address is:
G1MRA Membership, Warners Group Publications, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH.
A website, which will permit online payments, is live now at: https://subscribeme.to/G1MRA.
Members should quote their membership number to Warners and should inform Warners of address changes by the 18th of the month prior to the NL&J publication month (January, April, July, September) to ensure their NL&J is not sent to their old address.
We are keeping our existing Lloyds Bank account, so if you pay by standing order for example, leave it in place! Other subscription sterling payment methods available now are: cheque, money order, postal order, bankers draft, (all made out to the Gauge One Model Railway Association Ltd, not G1MRA please). With reluctance we will continue to accept cash payments to the Membership Desk (if there is one) at exhibitions, while we expect some or all of the following methods (without limitation) to be accepted at some point in the future: credit card, BACS (online) transfer and PayPal. G1MRA reserves the right to levy an additional charge for expensive transfer methods, like Paypal.
Many of our overseas members make payments through a coordinator, (see the Join US page on this website which has just been updated) and we expect all these local arrangements to remain in place for at least the first year of the contract. More broadly, if there are teething problems, please be patient, as we are confident that this process will be the right one in the medium term.
Back issues of the NL&J will also be handled by Warners. We expect Warners to have the back issue stocks following the AGM.
Simon Hill, G1MRA SecretaryRead More
G1MRA Sales now have a new delivery of steel wagon wheels and are available to order from the usual Harrow address (Order forms available via G1MRA website Members Area) This new batch of wheels comes drilled with three holes per wheel face as prototype 3-hole disc wheels. Cost £6.50 per set (axle & two wheels).Read More
We have taken delivery of a new batch of coach wheels (from a new supplier) and will be selling them at £5.25 (two wheels mounted on axle).
Orders as usual from Harrow address.
We will now be placing an order for wagon wheels.
14 March 2016Read More
John Werren’s LMS 4F passes Lakeside Station at Staplehurst during the Swiss Group's visit in September 2015. Photo John Werren.Read More
Many Gauge 1 videos show unedited footage of an event. There's Uncle Henry watching his favourite engine pass the water bottles, ooh and isn't that his pal Fred's hand in the way of the camera.....
However, what the unconnected G1MRA member wishes to see, (warning - opinion not fact!) is footage of locomotives pulling suitable trains at scale speeds with Uncle Henry, the water bottles and Fred's hands edited out. If this is elevated into a cinematic experience via diverse viewing angles including tracking shots and a distraction-free soundtrack then a quick and easy Gauge 1 fix on a winter's night is obtained!
In our Gauge 1 video gallery open link as new window here you will see (as at 10/10/2015) a live steam Britannia tackling a 2% gradient with a long train in a Danish garden (Krogen, 4:00) while in Kent a 1% gradient is taken at a controlled canter (5MT, 1.00). Masterful "dolly shot" execution is shown in Buckfastleigh (05:30); Evening Star has never looked so good!
Sometimes the moving pictures tell a story to the extent they appear choreographed. See how the radio controlled start of the Class 4 tank fills the sky with steam while behind elegant teak coaches follow dutifully. By contrast, watch the massive Allegheny's rear engine's wheel spin, then the front engine's; something that is easily done on wet rails by model and full-size alike.
The joke in the Steam Turbine video expresses the thought we all have on seeing M. Jeggli's high revving wonderdrive, while in the simple - but still proudly scratchbuilt - Project video, suspiciously tuneful birdsong forms a backdrop to the opening scene of the static locomotive.
For a change, have a look around the several all-electric indoor mega-tracks as well as the videos of live diesels. And before you go, don't forget to look in at "Pretty Track in E Sussex": count the sleepers, count the chairs and count the ballast stones and then think how long it took to build....
Please note that for technical reasons the only videos that can be shown are those listed on "YouTube".Read More
The Video gallery has been re-arranged for greater clarity and many new videos have been added for your pleasure.Read More
A list of "Do's and don'ts" has replaced the form used previously. Please read it if you wish to use the Bring and Buy stall. It is located in the Members Area.Read More
It appears that the gremlins got involved with the production of NL&J 246. In the Trade News, it was stated on page 57 that Brian Jones is introducing Water Level Indicators. Unfortunately this is incorrect, that paragraph having been carried over from an announcement by Model Engineers Laser in the 245 Trade News.
Apologies to both Brian Jones and MEL.
A corrected version of NL&J 246 has now been uploaded to the website.Read More
NLJ 246 has been added to the Members Area. This issue includes articles on: a laser cut L&Y loco, a Virginian caboose, a new layout on the North Downs and even the "Joy of Steam".Read More
The new G1MRA quarterly NL&J 246 has 80 all-colour pages full of articles, news and adverts. The articles cover subjects such as building locomotives using laser-cut parts, wagon detailing using decals to represent rivets and a very early 20th Century model steam turbine locomotive. A couple of new layouts are described too. Every issue of the NL&J includes details of how to contact local G1MRA groups in your area.Read More