The Yorkshire Group of 16mm N.G. Modellers Ltd

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The Yorkshire Group of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Limited (Founded in 2007)

The Yorkshire Group of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Limited is a private company limited by guarantee

Registered in England and Wales No. 6286353

Registered Office: 182 Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5BG

Membership is recorded by inviting people to enter their name, address, email address and telephone number in a register. Details are entered in respect of each calendar year and the current annual subscription is £nil. The register is normally available at the Annual General Meeting and at the Yorkshire Garden Railway Show.

NEW YEAR STEAM UP   Sunday 6 January 2019

Greenacre Community £7 each.  Hall LS19 6AS   

PRE BOOKING ONLY and running only for current members of the 16mm Association.

Please contact Andy Cooper on by 28 December if you intend to come because food needs to be ordered.

The Yorkshire Garden Railway Show will be back at the Elsecar Heritage Centre in 2019. It will be a one day show on Saturday 28th September.

Yorkshire Photo of the Week

A 1979 Beck Anna which has been brought upto date with a certified gas tank, copper pipework, an FG-style burner and suitable pressure gauge.

The original tank was soft soldered and the filling valve did not have a nozzle, being screwed into 1mm thick plate. The complex fuel valve ran though the tank which was mounted in the side tank, requiring a flexible pipe to the burner to be fitted after the body had been screwed to the loco which did not comply with current guidelines.

Anna running on the BLR : Peter Nutbrown

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STEAM VIDEO: Autumn at Moss Bank

Go to STEAM VIDEO to watch "BingBan" and

"Yorkshire 16mm Steam" to watch Yorkshire Group Open Days and other narrow gauge events.

Trains in the Landscape

Maid Marion and Alice at Bala: Stewart Liles

16mm Projects : 1879 FR Bowsider

Members of the company receive a copy of the Report of the Directors and annual Financial Statements, together with the Annual Open Day and Regular Running programme, and are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Butane Gas is also available to members at cost price: contact Andy Cooper for details.

The current directors are : Michael Bastow [Show Stewarding]

Andy Cooper [ Secretary / Chairman ] Stuart Currie, David Hill, David Mason,

Dave Webb [ Publicity ] Phil Thompson [ Treasurer ] and

Gerv Wright [ Exhibitions Manager ]

The main purpose of the Company is to organise Events and Open Days in Yorkshire and to oversee the running of the Yorkshire Garden Railway Show.
These events included a number of shows and full-day garden railway meetings. In addition, members in Huddersfield, South Yorkshire and the Leeds area get together regularly on summer evenings – the "Huddersfield and District Shed," "Sheffield Shed” and “Leeds and Bradford Shed” are a popular informal way to enjoy playing with steam (and battery) trains in the garden. Our open days are very sociable affairs.

The Yorkshire Garden Railway Show takes place over one day, usually in the last weekend in September. One of the larger shows in the garden railway show calendar, visitors can expect to see at least four large layouts and more than thirty suppliers of garden railway equipment.

Mount Dowd, Dixon Green Light Railway and Saed-y-Parc
The company owns three portable layouts constructed to 16mm scale, together with trailers used to store and transport the layouts.

Mount Dowd is a large layout that is ideal for operating a number of trains at once; Dixon Green is a large scenic layout more suitable for smaller and geared locos, and Saed-y-Parc is a end to end dumb-bell with sidings and scenic interest. Dixon Green and Saed-y-Parc can be joined together to form one very large layout.

We are all involved in 16mm Narrow Gauge Modelling in or around Yorkshire. We also have friendships and activities that cross the boundaries of Yorkshire to adjacent counties.
Many members have their own garden railway. This is not a necessity, however, since there is plenty of opportunity to run trains on other members’ railways. Indeed, a good introduction to the hobby is to try and work your way around all the open days and other activities – you will probably need around two years to fit them all in!

Disclaimer The opinions on these web pages are not necessarily those of the Board of Directors nor Company and should not be taken as Company policy. Further we have no connection with any firm mentioned herein. The Yorkshire Group of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers Ltd as publisher and the Web Site Manager cannot be held responsible for any error that may occur in the text. Reliance placed upon the contents of these web pages is at the readers' own risk.


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new content  NEWS : Nilgiri Mountain Railway [ posted 1 December ] Moss Bank Autumn [ posted 21 Nov ] New 2018 boiler regs etc. [ posted 3 April ] Boiler Testing : AGM : Minutes of 2018 meeting [ posted 12 Nov ] DIARY DATES: 2019 programme [ posted 12 Nov ]  MEMBERS' RAILWAYS : INDOOR RUNNING : STEAM VIDEO : Moss Bank Autumn [ posted 18 November ] Watch Bingban and Yorkshire 16mm Steam for most Yorkshire Open Days : CIVIL ENGINEERING :  TRADERS : : page for ENGINEERING SUPPLIERS   BUILT IN LEEDS : YORKSHIRE GARDEN RAILWAY SHOW : 2019 back at Elsecar Heritage Centre : 16mm PROJECTS : Lineside Hut FR Bowsider [ posted 12 Nov ]

Simplex [posted 19 June ]