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The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading.
The NMRA British Region promotes North American modelling in the United Kingdom. To find out more about the NMRA, please have a browse through our website where you will find out all about the benefits of joining this friendly Association.
Fresh from the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the RS Tower boys, which include some of our own NMRA Members came together and organized a modular railroading meeting, similar to others organized in the past. This wasn't an official event, and therefore wasn't broadly announced, but this serves to show what is possible if you get a few guys and galls together and go play trains!
The meet took place on January 3rd in Exeter, and was reported to be a great success! It was visited by likeminded model railroaders from various corners of the British Isles.
Below images are courtesy of Paul Steedman.
The British Region Winter Meet is held Saturday 28th of February 2015.
'Something New from the Nene Valley Railroaders
Venue: The Abbey Centre, 10 Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton, Northampton NN40RZ
Time: 10AM till 4PM
Admission: Members&guests 5GBP each, non-members 6GBP each.
This is a new venue for the Winter meet, but one that has been used as the venue for the Northampton Model Railway for some years so it is very suitable. It is excellently situated being just a couple of miles form the M1 junctions 15 and 15a and the A45, and is close to the town centre for bus and a great train service from both London and Birmingham and beyond. Bus service from Northampton town centre No 28 and No 14 and there is a Tesco bus to the superstore, again from the town centre.
Hot and cold food will be available for most of the day, plenty of free parking with a large Tesco store (Mereway) nearby if you have any money left to buy the weekend shopping!
We have a great line-up for you this year with some interesting trade, possibly one or two of them for the last time: LSWR, Steam Powered Video, Sunningwell Command Control, Anoraks Anonymous, Richard Maxwell Brass, Brian Trains, Amberly Services, Linda Tinker Books, Peco.
One new name to note among the ever-disappearing US trade is Anoraks Anonymous who brought all of John Parker's stock (Western Models) so she has a great range of second hand rolling stock at fair prices. She was at the Crewe Meet late last year and I spoke to her at the Warley show and she seems very keen to support us.
There are several interesting layouts booked at the time of writing: Worcester N gauge, plus layouts from Graham Jones noted for his excellent Z gauge US Themed layouts, Mick Mumford with his Gauge One layout; Mike Carter with his brilliant Red Hook Bay HO layout (see November Continental Modeller) and Graham Sturman with his HO layout Auerbach Yard.
Bring & Buy tables will be £5.00 per table. We hope to offer a good number as we know these are very popular among members. We have not overloaded the layouts allowing more B+B which are available on a first come first served basis. There will be demonstrations on: How to detail O gauge stock and much more; How to best detail track; and a must see demo for any one who uses DCC - How to get the best from Decoder-Pro .