|Fleming Park Leisure Center,|
Eastleigh, Hampshire (UK)
|February 28th/March 1st, 2009|
|Special Report - Part IV|
|Pictures copyright © 2009 by Ian How|
|[OO9] - Pushen Yerluk|
By John Shorey† (1947 - 2008), Solent Model Railway Group'85.|
" Originally built by John in the late 1970s, extensively restored by the Solent Model Railway Group lead by Fred Champion High in the Himalayas, two Victorian dressed ladies on a world tour are waiting for the train for a connection at Yerlukhizhin with the trans-Asiatic express. Around them is the bustle of a busy station, sacks of salt, brought in by yak train are stacked in the goods shed ready to be taken away for export. Porters are bearing bundles of turquoise from the mine located behind the milk factory; that processes yak milk, which arrives by rail tankers and milk churns. "
|[P4 / 76.6 - 18.33mm ] - Nottingham Goods|
By Dave BarrettWeston-super-Mare, Somerset.|
" The layout is an attempt to portray a corner of the Midland Railway Goods Station in Nottingham around 1923. There have been a few adjustments that were deemed necessary. There was a tall square warehouse which had a canal entrance as well as the usual road and rail ones. "
|[ ] - Clubs & Societies|
(Left) The SNCF Society Membership Secretary: John Rowcroft, 5 Middle Furlong, Seaford, Sussex, BN25 1SR
(Telephone enquires to the Secretary, Andy Hart: 01604 810045)|
Formed in 1976 to promote the interests of British enthusiasts of French railways, both full size and model. It has forged links with clubs in France and is the only ‘foreign’ association affiliated to the French Railway Modelling Federation (FFMF). The society exhibits at many shows; holds its own biennial exhibition as well as local events; has a well stocked library and growing archive section; offers discount and other privileges for members. Its quarterly Journal has built up an enviable reputation –even in France itself – for the quality and originality of its contents.
(Right) The Austrian Railway Group. Membership Secretary: H.G. Lawrence, 14 Wheatfield Way, Skegby, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 3EU Website: http://www.austrian-railways.org/ E-mail: email@example.com The Austrian Railways Group was formed in 1992 and membership is now over one hundred. It is an active and growing band of enthusiasts from all over the world who share an interest in and a love of the railways of Austria. A journal is published three to four times a year covering both prototype and modelling information on all Austrian railways. The ARG runs a private ‘Egroup’ which enables 100+ participating members to exchange messages & information at the touch of the ‘send’ button. ARG members occasionally host informal ‘open days’ at their homes: these facilitate greater collaboration between members; ?The ARG offers a range of unique products for those interested in Austrian Railways. Membership is Ł13.00 per annum for UK members or Ł16.00 for those elsewhere. Please visit our stand where we invite you to chat with our members. You will find a range of ARG products including booklets intended for those visiting Austria’s railways (written by our members) and a selection of DVDs which will re-kindle your memories. "
Ian Watson & David Maidment, Website: www.railwaychildren.org.uk
Railway Children has been reaching out to street children around the world for more
than a decade. Our primary aim is to change the lives of children living on the streets.
We undertake change at three levels:|
Firstly, our work involves meeting the immediate needs of the child. This is where we are working directly with the child at grass roots level.
Secondly, we have to create change in the local context. This means sensitising the local community where we work. It is crucial that the children who live or arrive on the streets are not seen by society as a commodity to sell, or abuse –but as children, children in need of care and protection.
Thirdly, we work tirelessly to influence key policy decision makers in government to create safeguarding provisions within their policies and budgets for street children. This is extremely time consuming but vital if we are to achieve long term, sustainable change Find out more about our work at www.railwaychildren.org.uk
The Society is reinforced by the G Scale Journal, which is produced 4 times a year. This excellent glossy magazine contains a mixture of articles, photos, descriptions of member’s lines, new product information, hints and tips, plus society and area group information. Come and watch trains whilst at the same time learn about the G Scale Society.
(Right) FRIENDS OF HUNGARIAN RAILWAYS GROUP (GB) / MAGAR VASÚTBARÁTOK EGYESÜLETE (NB) SOCIETY. Contact: N. Lillywhite, 8 Sinclair Drive, Wherstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8HZ The group will be supporting our Hungarian visitors with a display of Hungarian models. They will be pleased to talk to visitors and enrol new members.
BAROSS GÁBOR / Veszprém, Hungary.
DISPLAY H0 (87.1/16.5) & TT (120 / 12). Letenyei Tamás has crossed Europe by train (over 1,500 km: about 1,000 miles) and
brought with them a display of MÁV locomotives, both diesel and electric, and carriages,
some of which have been scratchbuilt.
(Right) BOBOMODELL SZEGED / Bobomodell Club Szeged, Hungary. DISPLAY H0 (87.1/16.5). Since 1993 András Domonkos has been attending our EUROTRACK exhibitions. Each year he has crossed Europe over 1750 km (about 1150 miles) by train. This year András shall display some of his scratchbuilt locomotives including a V50 Experimental 50 Hz Electric loco, 1928. He is also joined by another member of the club.
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