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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 in each year and at the New Year Steam-up, together with other shows such as Doncaster MEngEx and Elsecar Garden Railway Show.
Models and Miniatures Middleton Railway Leeds
Model Mania weekend – 10-5 Saturday and Sunday, 8 & 9 October 2016 for details click here
Many thanks to everyone who made the 2016 Elsecar Garden Railway Show such a great success - the traders, visiting layouts, those who worked hard as stewards and the 16mm and G-scale members who ran the layouts.
Also, thanks to all the people who came in their droves to see the show. This year, we saw 1,086 adults at the show, together with 94 children. This was the highest number of adult visitors in the 14 years the show has been run by the Yorkshire Area Group of the 16mm Association and the fifth year in a row that visitor numbers have increased.
The change in car parking and entrance arrangements made by the new Elsecar management seemed to work well. The overspill car park had to be opened soon after 10.00 on Saturday (something rarely seen at any exhibition staged at the venue) and the cafes on site reported their best day ever on the Saturday - one of them closed in the early afternoon because they'd run out of food!
The organising team will now take a short break, before starting to plan the 2017 show, scheduled for 23 & 24 September. Yorkshire Group members who attend the AGM on 12 November will see the draft results for the show.
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Yorkshire Photo of the Week
Great Willowgarth September : Dave Webb
and 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
Vale of Rheidol No 8 at Aberffrwd crossing : Gerv Wright
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, Andy Cooper [ Secretary / Chairman ] Stuart Currie, David Hill, David Mason, John Orson, Dave Webb, 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 Elsecar Garden Railway Show.
These events included a number of shows and full-day garden railway meetings. In addition, members in both South Yorkshire and the Leeds area get together regularly on summer evenings – the “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 Elsecar Garden Railway Show normally takes place over two days, 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 five large layouts and over 25 suppliers of garden railway equipment. The show takes place at the Elsecar Heritage Centre, near Barnsley.
This venue has a number of other attractions, including craft shops, cafés, the Elsecar Heritage standard gauge steam railway, and a Newcomen Engine which is now open to visitors, but check opening times.
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 have Yorkshire ex-pats working or living abroad, 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 – but be warned that 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.