12th October 2019 - GIMRA Trade Show and AGM Update
We are unable to arrange the AGM at Statfold Barn. A replacement venue is being sought, preferably on the 12 October but that date cannot be guaranteed'. 'The website will be updated as soon as a replacement venue is arranged'.Read More
Time rolls on. NL&J 261 is now in production. The Sales & Wants page is full of lovely goodies!
The next opportunity to advertise is in 262, you can send me your copy to me but 262 won't be out until late Spring.
My address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday April 20th 2019
You are hereby invited to join us at the International Opening event here at the Hotel Krogen Layout situated in Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark.
Be a part of the “Event of the year”. Enjoy a completely new track with super smooth curves and swiss highspeed points. It cant be better than this!
The Krogen Layout
The layout consist of a oval with 2 ½ track (each track is approx. 40 meters) connected to a folded bone. The folded bone gives a running distance of about 200 meters for each round. So 400 meters before you are back at the starting point. All in all more than 500 meters of track. Typically 2-3 skilled drivers can run at the same time.
The layout is situated in a lovely enclosed garden.
You will surely enjoy seeing your engine running in our calm surroundings!
- Saturday April 20th 2019,
- Running from 10 – 17(running before 13.00 is regarded as tests)
- Official opening at 13.00 where the red ribbon is broken.
- Max height of engine and rolling stock on layout is 180mm.
- Minimum curve radius is 3 meters, transitions curves are used all over. All points are R4,25. All track and points are made by swiss firm Profrom. Stainless steel flatbottom code 220.
- Appointed Track Steward
- Refreshments and food will be available (Danish pancakes, Champagne, Wine, Beer)
- Warm friendly International atmosphere
- Attendence fee:350DK/person. Food and refreshments during the day are included in the attendance fee.
- Dinner at 19.00
Contact: David Clement
(G1MRA member 4171)
Mobile: + 45 30 22 33 02 (private)
Please state what type of locomotive (s) you are bringing with you, and if you are bringing any rolling stock.
How to get to the Krogen Layout, Denmark
Information about direct flights to Aalborg Airport (AAL):
- From London Standsted with Ryan Air. Cheap flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. (Price about £20-30 )
- From Amsterdam Schipol with KLM. Flights on Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
- From Copenhagen. Flights 2-3 times every hour all week. (takes 30-40 min., lots of cheap flights all week, from 30£ and up)
The airport is approximately 7.5 km away from the hotel. We can arrange to come and pickup guests. The alternative is a taxi (about £14-20)
Hotel Krogen is a very small hotel (only 12 rooms), but you are very welcome to stay here if we have rooms available. Our prices range from 650 DKK to 1200 DKK.
We can help finding other hotels or “Bed and Breakfast” in the area, and will try to negotiate a good price for you.
You are naturally welcome to stay for more days, than just the GTG. (The track is open for running from the 20th and onwards, but not before.)
Looking forward seeing you here April 20th!
Best Regards on behalf of the Danish G1MRA group
David Clement (4171)
Aksel Clement (2735)
Wouter van Thiel (4114)
G1MRA members and invited guests only.
Bring a Tom Barratt loco to run or display. Locos by other makers are equally welcome. At Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers, Meteor Way, CM1 2RL, entrance via far left corner of council car park, 10am until 7pm. Boiler certificates not required but safety valves may be checked for safe operation. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. To help with planning please let Graham Smith, 3274, know if you intend to be there.Read More
Here is a link to the updated Group pageRead More
The sub menu in the Members Area has been renamed to hopefully clarify its purpose.Read More
The sub menu in the item Members Area has been change to say Members Info...
The previous title was in my mind confusing.
Use this link to go straight there https://www.g1mra.com/membership/members-area-2/Read More
The PDF version of the 260 Newsletter and a PDF copy of the 2019 Calendar are now in the Members Area. Note: You will need your password to go here...Read More
The mailing of 260 has been successful except the printers have omitted the G1MRA numbers from the labels although they are on the data file that we sent.
This will be corrected for No 261Read More
The 2019 G1MRA Spring Show will be at Shepshed on Saturday 13th April.
Iveshead School, Forest Street, Shepshed. LE12 9DB 10.30am - 4pm
Contact Stuart Hithersay: email@example.comRead More
The Swiss Group have a new co-ordinater:-
Yves Rittener (1393), Trachterholzstrasse 11, CH-8708 Männedorf, Switzerland, Phone: +41796164013,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.g1mra.chRead More
Please note this event is cancelled because of non availability of the venue this year. Should be OK next year.Read More
Orion Models, Buxton Model Works, Nigel Searle, Custom Carriages, Northern Finescale, Walsall Model Industries, Pete Spoerer, S & D Models, Cromford Designs, Aster/Bowande, Steve Golding Models, Woodbury Models, Ieuan Lewis, Kevin Almond, ASH Models, Camden Miniatures, Ken Martin, Finescale Brass, Barrett Steam, Peter Rogers, Ken West, Fosworks, Cliff Barker, Accucraft, Able John, Mercian Models, Ian Shute, Just the ticket, Bring and Buy
G1MRA Merchandise. G1MRA Books, G1MRA Clothing, G1MRA SouvenirsRead More
If you wish to join us or renew your membership go to the page titled Join Us or Renew (28/9/18)Read More
by David Halfpenny (1802)
My article in NL&J 258, about undeclared Propane in ‘Butane’ canisters, caused some to query the robustness of homebuilt tanks designed for Butane Only. To get a feel for the issue, the Committee tasked me ‘To test a gas tank to an existing design to ascertain the pressures it is able to withstand’.
I chose Dick Moger’s elegant 80ml design from the G1MRA ARM1G book. Barrel: 20-gauge copper tube 1.75” diameter by 65mm long. Endplates: 16-gauge un-flanged copper plate. Central Stay: 1/8” diameter unthreaded bronze. Filler Bush: Ronson-fit M4.5mm x 0.5mm with O-ring recess. Feed Bush: 1/4” x 40tpi. Silver-brazed throughout. The builder had tested to 300psi which had domed the endplates slightly.
Inspector, Fred Roberts, G1MRA Technical Secretary, with myself - Deputy Yorkshire Group Inspector – as witness, checked my gauge against the G1MRA Master. A cheap and simple test rig sufficed to make the test. We filled the tank with water and pressed it by stages to 180psi (Butane Only test), then to 300psi (the builder’s test) and then to 400psi (2018 Code test). Neither increased the doming. At 500psi (Roundhouse test) there was some slight extra doming. Finally, we took the pressure to 600psi (Accucraft test). The shape of the increased doming showed the stay to be effective.
That pressure is roughly three times the maximum pressure of canister gas at domestic hot water temperature. The tank itself remains completely serviceable.
Tank, filler and pipework, after sustaining 600psi. Photo David Halfpenny
Parking at the Woking AGM
Parking permits and fast entry tickets are available from the Treasurer at 7 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale, Southport. PR8 2RE. Parking permits are £3.00 and fast entry tickets are £6.00. Please note these are valid only for the undercover car park '3G' behind the Centre. Use of the advance tickets at other car parks may incur a penalty charge. Cheque to GIMRA Ltd with a stamped addressed envelope please. Or pay by bank transfer to Gauge One Model Railway 30-13-80 Account 00291753 with membership number as a reference and add 60p to cover postage costs.
To assist members and visitors to find there way around our website there is a sitemap link at the bottom of each page. However this is not easily found so we have added a link to this page here: https://www.g1mra.com/sitemap/Read More
Parking permits and fast entry tickets are available from the Treasurer at 7 Mossgiel Avenue, Ainsdale, Southport. PR8 2RE. Parking permits are £3.00 and fast entry tickets are £6.00 Cheque to GIMRA Ltd with a stamped addressed envelope please.
Pay by bank transfer to Gauge One Model Railway 30-13-80 Account 00291753 with membership number as a reference.
Peter WoodRead More
For this who have a G1MRA mailbox you will need to change the Outgoing and Ingoing serve to sever.footprint8.co.uk
If in doubt email me....
Peter Trinder - Web Editor email@example.comRead More
The Gauge One Vintage Tinplate event at Darley Abbey Village Hall on 15 July 2018 is cancelled.Read More
This edition arrived today in the post today (18th June).
A PDF version is available in the Members area.
(For anyone who downloaded yesterday, the version now posted is a better resolution.)Read More
Great news I have now got a nice selection of photos. Can still receive others!
Peter Trinder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rules have been revised and are on the Members News page. Booking in forms are also linked there.
Click here...to see the rules
Rod Clarke, editor of your Newsletter, visited the show at the Fosse recently and took a number of photos to put into a feature in the next NL&J unfortunately his camera malfunctioned, so is asking for photos taken by others. Pls send them to email@example.com in jpg format.Read More
This article in the print version is incorrectly attributed, the author is Dave Robinson (2741)
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Roger Olding, 38 St Kilda’s Road, Brentwood, CM15 9EX - email@example.com
NL&J Editor: Rod Clarke, 300 Centre Street South, Whitby, Ontario, Canada L1N 4V9 - firstname.lastname@example.org, or 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: John Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Events: Stuart Hithersay, 19 Staple Drive, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0SH
Other Committee Members
Terry Geeson, 3 Park Road, Allington, Grantham, NG32 2EB 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
Stuart Hithersay, 19 Staple Drive, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0SH email@example.com
Webeditor: Peter Trinder, 19 Silverdale, Coldwaltham, near Pulborough, RH20 1LJ - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. 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, G1MRA Membership, PO Box 363, Trimton Station TS29 6YU.
Payment may also be made by credit or debit card. By telephone to 07547 804742.
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 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.
11 October 2018Read More
Two new documents added to Standards, Documents & Guidance on the Resources and Links page.
29 Sept 2016Read 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