Public Events

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13th June 2020 - 14th June 2020 40 Years of Barrett Models

At Chasewater Railway, Burntwood. WS8 7NL.   With Gauge 1 track Midsomer Norton.  Tables will be available for members who wish to display their Barrett locos.  The Heritage railway will be working and a £10 ticket will allow train rides all day.  Refreshments available on site.  Contact Steve Barrett:
13th June 2020 - Welling and District Model Engineering Society

75th Anniversary Open Day. 10am - 5pm.  Rear of Falconwood Electricity Substation next to Falconwood Railway Station. Contact Fred Holdsworth
20th June 2020 - Postponed - Tom Barratt Memorial Day

Held at North London Society of Model Engineers, Colney Heath, near St. Albans.  AL4 0NJ.  All Tom Barratt engine owners welcome to run or display. Other engine owners welcome.  Contact David West  01992-814937.  email:
20th June 2020 - 21st June 2020 Gauge 1 Germany

Gauge 1 Convention at Sinsheim Technik Museum, Germany. Gauge 1 track in attendance and members from the UK are welcome to attend and run a loco. More details from Charles Simon.
27th June 2020 - 28th June 2020 Cancelled - EiWi Bahndammfest in Switzerland

This has been cancelled due to the Virus.  Contact Christian Schmutz, email:  or tel:  +41 61 711 88 86  or  +41 78 711 82 04
27th June 2020 - 28th June 2020 Cancelled - EiWi Bahndammfest

Hosted by the Swiss members in Witterswil near basel.  GIMRA members may also enjoy private visits to layouts between the dates of 20th and 28th June, in Germany on Monday and Tuesday and in Switzerland on Thursday and Friday. Members wishing to join us please contact Michael Fueg in Germany:  and/or Hans Peter (John)Werren  in Switzerland:
27th June 2020 - 28th June 2020 Bluebell Model Railway Weekend

With Gauge 1 Invicta Track in attendance.  Contact Tony Whibley or Jeff Brazier
10th July 2020 - 11th July 2020 Essex Group Open Days

Outdoor and Indoor Gauge 1 tracks and 2 Gauge 3 tracks.  10am - 6pm.  Lunch available if ordered by 12 noon. Contact Cliff Barker on 01702-217422
18th July 2020 - Gauge 1 North, Bakewell

Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre, DE45 1AH.  Contact Peter Vincent on: 01246 590259 or email:
18th July 2020 - Get Together at Staplehurst

Contact Adam Houghton for details
25th July 2020 - 26th July 2020 Gauge 1 at Kidderminster

Two day event held on the station concourse at Kidderminster station on the Severn Valley Railway,  with gauge 1 track featuring Midsomer Norton.  10am - 5pm on Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday.  All members welcome to bring a loco. Contact John Mileson at: m.mileson@bt  or Steve Barrett:
2nd August 2020 - Birmingham Society of Model Engineers

Gauge 1 Event Day.  Illshaw Heath Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands. B94 6DN.  Contact Phil Shrimpton on 07935 248 355
8th August 2020 - The BIG Model and Hobby Show, Southport

A large indoor event incorporating many different hobbies. Dobson Bridge in attendance.
3rd October 2020 - Welling and District Model Engineering Society

Open Day 10am - 5pm.  Rear of Falconwood Electicity Sub Station and next to Falconwood Railway Station.  Contact Fred Holdsworth.
10th October 2020 - G1MRA Trade Show and AGM Swindon

Steam at Swindon
7th November 2020 - Padiham Model Railway Exhibition

Gauge 1 layout in attendance, please contact Maurice Rushby for details.
28th November 2020 - 29th November 2020 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.  Gauge 1 in attendance contact: Steve Barrett on:
11th June 2022 - GIMRA 75th Anniversary Show, RAF Cosford.

This will be a show not to be missed, free admission for members, a variety of gauges and other attractions to be announced.  RAF Station, Cosford, Shifnal. TF11 8UP

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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