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Trent Valley Area Group Open Day - 27th January 2018

The Trent Valley Area Group would like to invite all members, friends and other railway modellers to their Open Day on 27th January. Please note that this is at another new venue. Due to a clash with a pre-booked Church event, we cannot go to the Catholic Church this time and so we are moving to St John’s Church Hall, Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, Derby. DE3 9HD. The hall is perhaps a little smaller than last year but there is another room available if we get lots of bookings. There is a large kitchen and so we will still be able to provide refreshments. There is a small car park and we may be able to use space at the pub (The Robin) opposite. If parking at the roadside please be considerate to the neighbours. As before the admission price will be £4.
This event should see the second public viewing of the replacement to our Henmore layout which had been featured in both Narrow Lines and Railway Modeller. After sustaining some damage at the York show, it was agreed to scrap it and start again - whilst the planning was a long and slow process, we would like to share progress since last year with our visitors.
Trade support already agreed with Association Sales, Second-Hand Sales, EDM Models and Port Wynnstay Models.
Anyone wishing to bring a layout, model display, demonstration, items for sale etc should contact Mike Bellamy by email with their details. Please offer us something to fill the hall otherwise we'll all be rather lonely !
OPEN 10.00am to 4.00pm
WEBSITE  (Thanks to Paul Martin and EDM Models)
Details contact Mike Bellamy 01332 518109 (evenings only) or email
Attendees are now confirmed as:

Adamant Cement Works (O-16.5 from Lincolnshire Area Group as seen at the Burton AGM)

Bunny Hill Mine (O-14 from David Rae as featured on RMweb and NGRM)

Port Wynnstay Quay (O-16.5 from Phil Traxson featuring many of his own resin castings)

West Midlands Modules (O-16.5 with a combination of boards from several members to fit the space !)

7mm NGA Sales

7mm NGA Second-hand Sales

EDM Models (Kits, ready to run, DCC parts and many detailing bits)

Alex Bingley (3D printed locos and wagon bodies)

James Corsi (Laser cut rolling stock)

Colin Hayes (On30 Diorama with detailed and converted locos display)

Neil Blair ( Modelling demo and display of Standard Gauge models !!)

David Tillet (Electronics demo and Loco Clinic)

Mike Bellamy (Surplus items for sale following downsizing and house move!!)

David Rae (O-14 demo and information)


Plenty of refreshments available including Bacon Cobs, Jacket Potatoes and lots of tea, coffee and cake will also be available, plus there is a pub (The Robin) over the road.


Posted by exhibition, 28 Nov 2017
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