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by ken kirk
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Meeting 12th March 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: EMAG Meeting 12th March 2020

Thanks for the posting Rob. Unfortunately events have overtaken us and it is with regret that I have cancelled EMAG meetings until further notice. I'll keep members posted. I will likely be setting up a weekly email group on Thursday evenings around 8pm so we can keep in touch. A virtual meeting so ...
by ken kirk
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North Cancellation
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Scalefour North Cancellation

Dear all, It has been mooted by one or two EMAG members that we might like to contribute our entrance fee as if we were to attend Scalefour North. I'm sure if enough people do this, our losses would be reduced. How could this be done? Could we apply for advance tickets? Also mentioned was a plea, fr...
by ken kirk
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3494

Re: Scalefour North 2020

Thanks Paul. This was discussed at our EMAG meeting last night so I've emailed your post to our gang as not al read the forum.
Many thanks,
Ken Coordinator East Midlands Area Group
by ken kirk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 5th September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: NAG Meeting 5th September 2019

Thanks for posting this Rob.
We have had to change the AGM date to 3rd October. The Progress day is unaltered.
Hope no one is put out by this.
Ken Kirk,
Group Coordinator
by ken kirk
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: THE NOTTINGHAM AREA GROUP’S VISIT TO SLATTOCKS JUNCTION LAYOUT
Replies: 0
Views: 927

THE NOTTINGHAM AREA GROUP’S VISIT TO SLATTOCKS JUNCTION LAYOUT

The Nottingham Area Group was kindly invited by Tony Williams and the Slattocks Junction gang to visit their layout at the Manchester Model Railway Club’s HQ on 21st March 2019. Mike Norris and the Fylde Area Group were also invited. Eight of us visited and what a welcome we had. Coffee and biscuits...
by ken kirk
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 14th March 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: NAG Meeting 14th March 2019

Here's a few pics of Bob Dugdale's industrial engine sheds for the NAG layout. All scratch built, the "Nissen" style uses a bit of guttering for the roof. Bob showed no remorse in his choice of engine to pose. He has been relegated to do the washing up. :D https://www.scalefour.org/forum/p...
by ken kirk
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY

Hello all. Just seen on eBay, a Kemilway kit of a MR footbridge which must be worth summat even for its historical value. visit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4mm-Kemilway-old-brass-etched-footbridge-kit-2kits-UKs-earliest-etched-kits/273685715865?hash=item3fb8f09b99:g:Wv8AAOSwiOZcWImr:rk:1:pf:0 and hav...
by ken kirk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAGBASH 06 DECEMBER
Replies: 0
Views: 577

NAGBASH 06 DECEMBER

The Nottingham Area Group held its Annual Christmas Bash the Victoria Hotel, Beeston on the above date. Seventeen members and guests attended what was a most enjoyable ocasion. Plenty of banter, good food and wine, lots of real ales and free rides in wheelbarrows to take us home. Well, most of this ...
by ken kirk
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NO NAG MEETING IN DECEMBER
Replies: 0
Views: 500

NO NAG MEETING IN DECEMBER

Dear all, For the benefit of the new members of NAG, and anyone who is mad enough to turn up, there will be no meeting in December. Our first meeting in the New Year, at Risley Village Hall, will be on Thursday 3rd January 2019 at 1930 hrs. This will be a test track night. We meet weekly thereafter ...
by ken kirk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Progress Workshop 15th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: NAG Progress Workshop 15th September 2018

Rob! you cruel cruel man!
by ken kirk
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Progress Workshop 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: NAG Progress Workshop 27th September 2018

Thanks Rob for your arrangement of the photos etc. I've just re read my account and it appears that the needle stuck in describing our location. Never mind. Thanks again,
Ken
by ken kirk
Fri May 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 12/13th May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 12/13th May 2018

If you have not already done so, why not renew your membership at the stand?
by ken kirk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")
Replies: 3
Views: 956

NAG meeting 22nd March 2018 (film night "weathering")

Ten members attended the above meeting. It was good to see Dr Bob Dugdale again. After a hiatus of some months due to other business. Bob turned up with a radio controlled 7mm scale Jinty to demonstrate on his rolling road. It ran superbly and we were most impressed. Had we known he was bringing it ...
by ken kirk
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 28094

Re: Where will this lead......

Sorry to hear about this Rob. I know that all at NAG will be too.
I'll contact you directly.
Regards and get better soon,
Ken
by ken kirk
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Private Owner Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 2880

Re: Private Owner Wagons

Hi Tim. I have been an avid collector of PO wagons for many years. As others have said, Bill Hudson's books are very good. I considered them the Rolls Royce of their day. I don't know if you are aware, but Bill wrote a lovely book on the Peak line called "Through Limestone Hills" It was ve...
by ken kirk
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 21st September 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: NAG Meeting 21st September 2017

Hello everyone. Here are some pictures of Tony Wilkins' bridge for his layout "Brimsdown." Tony used his own photos plus drawings from the GE Society to build it. Us mere mortals buy kits to build, but tony designs and makes his own kits it seems. The bridge is dismantleable until it perma...
by ken kirk
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 23866

Re: Scaleforum 2017

Many thanks to the organising team. Brilliant show in which I managed to persuade the two chaps with me to join. I knew three NAG members had exhibited their layouts but to win two of the awards as well! Gives inspiration to us all. We joked about it being "NAGforum" before hand, but this ...
by ken kirk
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG Meeting 14th September 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: NAG Meeting 14th September 2017

Thanks Rob. Didn't know he was ill.
Hope he recovers to get more walking in
by ken kirk
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NG meeting 13 July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: NG meeting 13 July 2017

Well, I've still got a lot of EM stuff!
by ken kirk
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NG meeting 13 July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 898

NG meeting 13 July 2017

The Nottingham Area Group of The Scalefour Society Minutes of the meeting held at Risley Village Hall on Thursday 13 July 2017 11 members attended the meeting Howard was working on his own etches for the warehouse he is building at the back of his Minories whilst David was fettling the 3F chassis fr...
by ken kirk
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 29 JUNE 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 712

NAG meeting 29 JUNE 2017

The Nottingham Area Group of The Scalefour Society Minutes of the meeting held at Risley Village Hall on Thursday 29 June 2017 Nine members attended the meeting which was another enjoyable and interesting modelling evening, interspersed throughout with the usual good natured comment and banter on cu...
by ken kirk
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: North Norfolk
Topic: New Area Group
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: New Area Group

On behalf of a relatively new(ish) Group, we wish you every success.
Ken Kirk,
Nottm AG
by ken kirk
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG meeting 06 JULY 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 497

NAG meeting 06 JULY 2017

The Nottingham Area Group of The Scalefour Society Minutes of the meeting held at Risley Village Hall on Thursday 06 July 2017 11 members attended the meeting which, being the first meeting of the month, saw the test track being put to good use. So much so, in fact, that I took to trainspotting and ...
by ken kirk
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: IMPROVING CHASSIS RUNNING
Replies: 0
Views: 912

IMPROVING CHASSIS RUNNING

Hello all, This year (2017) NAG had two superb presentations from Howard Bolton, Consultant Engineer, and David Clarke, a founder of Brassmasters on the above topic. I feel that what they said and demonstrated would be of benefit to the wider membership and should not be confined to those who are ki...
by ken kirk
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: NAG MEETING 22 JUNE 17 IMPROVING CHASSIS RUNNING Part Two
Replies: 0
Views: 666

NAG MEETING 22 JUNE 17 IMPROVING CHASSIS RUNNING Part Two

The Nottingham Area Group of The Scalefour Society Minutes of the meeting held at Risley Village Hall on Thursday 22 June 2017 Fourteen members attended the meeting which was part two of a presentation by Howard, assisted by David, on improving loco chassis. Ken's note. This account is the combined ...

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