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Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:33 pm
by newport_rod
Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent / Gwent 4mm Festival

Newport MRS in association with NAGNAG (the Newport and Gwent Neighbourhood Area Group of the Scalefour Society) are holding an open day on Saturday 2nd March 2013 10:30 to 16:30

The Idea

Flushed with the success of our last open day, which was held on Saturday 16th October 1971, we have decided to hold another one.

The open day isn’t meant to be an exhibition rather an opportunity to chat with fellow modellers and share a few experiences. The layouts won’t be operating as they would at an exhibition giving visitors and club members alike a chance to swap thoughts. Hopefully visitors will have the opportunity to run one or two of their locos too.

The emphasis will be on Scalefour, with four layouts - Allt-y-Graban Road, Crockherbtown, Cwm Du and Llanastr, but Gauge O will be represented with the club’s soon-to-be-finished layout, Frecclesham, and a part of the club test track.

Admission will be free (but our Treasurer has never been known to turn down a donation). Light refreshments will be available during the day.

Naturally all Scalefour Society members will we warmly welcomed

Further Details may be found on the Newport MRS website http://www.newportmrs.com/

Rodney Hall

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:29 pm
by Tim V
In the diary.

I hope we don't have to wait another 42 years till the next one....

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:01 pm
by Ian Everett
What's happened to Little Mill Junction? It was started in 2009...

Ian

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:43 pm
by Rhobat Bryn
The Fiddle Yard has been completed and will be on view on the day. The boards for the display section have either been or are about to be ordered so that work can start on that aspect of the layout.

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:45 pm
by Mike Garwood
clecklewyke wrote:What's happened to Little Mill Junction? It was started in 2009...

Ian


Whats happened to Belle Vue...taken from Newport at roughly the same time? :D

Mike

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:34 pm
by newport_rod
Tim V wrote:In the diary.

I hope we don't have to wait another 42 years till the next one....


That at least may mean that Little Mill is approaching completion !

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:57 pm
by steamraiser
I was looking forward to attending, but found out at the end of this week that I am rostered on a driver experience course on Saturday, so will not be able to make it!
Have a good day chaps.

Gordon A
Bristol

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:16 pm
by Tim V
Need to get yourself a diary and block out certain days...

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:17 pm
by newport_rod
steamraiser wrote:Have a good day chaps.

Thanks Gordon, I'm sure we shall, and we'll try and give more notice next time!

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:52 pm
by Tim V
What is the lunch provision? Is the supermarket walkable from the centre?

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:37 am
by Ian Everett
Mike Garwood wrote:
clecklewyke wrote:What's happened to Little Mill Junction? It was started in 2009...

Ian


Whats happened to Belle Vue...taken from Newport at roughly the same time? :D

Mike


I bought it and it is currently masquerading as Bradford North Western, the terminus of what will eventually be a fairly substantial chunk of West Riding Railway. I've not done much work on Belle View yet, concentrating more on building the rest of the branch and getting Humber Dock ready for Scalefour North in April, but it will eventually be converted to something more like a West Riding terminus by replacing all the buildings and scenery. But buying it has bought me a lot of time!

More details here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/51388-bradford-north-western-branch/

It is operated regularly by the local area group (CRAG) and we get a lot pf enjoyment from it:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/48955-cumbrian-region-area-group-s4-society/

Humber Dock can be seen here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... mber-dock/

So thanks, Newport MRC. I hope you have a good day. Wensleydale's a bit far, so I cannot attend. But you must get on with Little Mill Junction. It looks like a promising project: all it needs is an invitation from Terry Benthall to Scalefourum 2015 - then it'll get finished. Wonderful things, deadlines!

If you get to Scalefour North, do seek out Humber Dock and say hello.

Ian

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Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:48 am
by Mike Garwood
Tim V wrote:What is the lunch provision? Is the supermarket walkable from the centre?


Tim
A huge Sainsbury's has opened just down the road. Easily walkable and has a coffee shop. Failing that there a new Indian opened at the end of the street.
Look forward to seeing you.
Mike

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:52 pm
by newport_rod
Mike Garwood wrote:
Tim V wrote:What is the lunch provision? Is the supermarket walkable from the centre?


Tim
A huge Sainsbury's has opened just down the road. Easily walkable and has a coffee shop. Failing that there a new Indian opened at the end of the street.
Look forward to seeing you.
Mike

and, for the less discerning, a McDonald's on the corner. :-?
Rod

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:59 pm
by Rhobat Bryn
Am I right in thinking that tea and cakes will be available on the premises of the Open Day (admittedly not sufficient to qualify as lunch)?

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:50 pm
by newport_rod
Rhobat Bryn wrote:Am I right in thinking that tea and cakes will be available..?


Tea, coffee, crisps and buiscuits definately and maybe a cake or two.
Rod

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:23 pm
by Tim V
What a cracking day. Perhaps it should have been billed as Scalefour Wales :!:

Five (yes I said 5) P4 layouts, two work in progress. Plus a 7mm layout, cakes, coffee/tea, demonstrations of springy diesels :!:

An excellent showcase for the club.

I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow.

Anyone who didn't go missed a treat.

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:41 am
by shipbadger
I'd just like to echo Tim's comments. I had a really enjoyable time. Don't leave it so long until the next open day, how about another in say two years time? Perhaps with some input from the Glevum/Bristol AGs?

Tony Comber

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:50 pm
by Tim V
A couple of pictures.

My small prairie standing on Allt-y-Graban Road
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My class 2 Ivatt on Llanstr
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Finally, the Nag Nag team after the day, with a refreshing cup of something....
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Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:10 am
by Mike Garwood
Just to add a few more photos taken from the day and to echo all comments to date...great day, great atmosphere, great company. It could only have been better if we'd held the open day in the Arms Park, with the Pontypridd Male voice choir in attendance! And no rain of course.

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Milk tanks
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Mr Newitt's superb milk tanks.

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LMJ fiddle yard - up and running, all points working
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LMJ fiddle yard up and running!

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My 8f, on Allt-y-Graban
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Tim wasn't the only one who took advantage of Bernie Baker's layout!

For a full report on the day:
http://www.newportmrs.com/nmrsopenday.htm

Thanks to Justin Newitt for providing a technical assistance with his sprung diesels and other etches, kept a lot of people deep in thought over some of his designs, thank you Justin.

Thanks to everyone who came, many thanks to those who made the day SO enjoyable. You never know we might get around tuit again sometime.

Mike

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:36 am
by martin goodall
I am sorry I missed this. It was probably only 30 minutes' drive for me (each way), but I was otherwise engaged on Saturday. Perhaps next time.

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:36 pm
by jjnewitt
A great day with a lovely atmosphere. A big thanks to the NAGNAG guys for the invite and taking the time to organise everything. I think the following photo says all you need to know about how enjoyable it all was.
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I shall look forward to the next one, hopefully before 2055!

Justin

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:50 pm
by 45609
Justin,

What a brilliant photo and sorry I couldn't make it. Having just got off the phone to Mike it sounds like you all had a good time. However, I cannot help but think that somewhere up in the valleys there is a village missing it's idiot.... :D

Cheers....Morgan

Re: Newport MRS Open Day alias Gwyl 4mm Gwent 2 March

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:42 pm
by Mike Garwood
You'd know... :D