NMRA Wintermeet 2017

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NMRA Wintermeet 2017

Post by torikoos » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:10 am

NMRA British Region Winter Meet
Benson Village Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson,
Oxfordshire, OX10 6LZ.- Saturday 14th Jan. 2017.
Dealers and those setting up layouts will have access from 08:00 and
the meet will run from 10:00 until 16:00. we intend to have Bacon
Butties will be available from 9:00am onwards for the benefit of
traders and exhibitors.
Benson is approximately 9 miles south of Oxford on the Oxford-
Reading Road A4074. As you approach the village from the North turn
left by the ‘BP’ fuel stop onto the A4009 Watlington Road. The hall is
second on the left as you pass through the village. There is ample
parking at the venue.
If you leave the M40 at Junction 6 and take the B4009 towards
Watlington and Benson, it will bring you past the hall in Benson.
There is bus route that stops near the petrol station on the edge of
Benson Village or at the Marina. It is the X39 / X40 bus between
Reading (Railway Station - leave at 8:15, 9:00, 9:30 and then 10 &30
minutes past the hour) & Oxford (St Aldates - leave at 8:00, 8:40 and
then 10 & 40 minutes past the hour). These are the times as at 3rd
November 2016. A link on the web to the bus timetable is:
https://www.thames-travel.co.uk/timetab ... ndreading/
x39x40
There will be a number of layouts: including a On30 Modular Layout
from the Slim Gauge Circle, Mohawk Valley, & others.
Our friendly and eager dealers will be there: including Amberley Tools
(tools etc), Anoraks Anonymous, Brian White (His bibs and bobs),
Richard Maxwell (brass locos), Ted Smale (Digitrax), Linda Tinker
Books, Titfield Thunderbolt Book Shop (including Wild Swan), Mech
Models and a Second Hand Book Dealer.
The catering will again be done by Ginny Duffield.
There will also be a number of bring & buy tables - please contact
Robin Swan - telephone number below or email:
president@nmrabr.org.uk
Further details and directions can be had from the Benson Team:
Michael Ingham at 0118-987-2707, Phil Morris at 0136-771-0285, Nick
Prior at 01753-885-498, Andrew Nibbs at 0118-977-0076 & Robin
Swan at 0118-979-2448 or 0791-9955880.
The admission charges are £4 for NMRA members and £6 for guests.
Young persons under 15 years are free.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL
Koos Fockens -Devon UK. North American Model Railroading
Age is just a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, then it doesn't matter.

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Re: NMRA Wintermeet 2017 UPDATE

Post by torikoos » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:41 am

From Robin Swan:

We look forward to seeing you all Saturday.
Opening times for attendees is 10AM
Traders and exhibitors can get in from 8AM

The hall booking has been checked and paid for. There is an update to the timetables of the bus linking Benson with Oxford and Reading.
These are the times from the 9th of January 2017.

The bus route stops near the pertrolstation on the edge of Benson village or at the Marina. It is the X39/X40 bus between Reading (railway station leave at 7:15, 9:10 and 9:30 and then 10 and 30 minutes past the hour) &Oxford (St Aldates-leave at 8:00 8:40 and then 10 and 40 minutes past the hour)

If you need to contact us on the day: Please Ring: 0791 99 55 880.

Robin.
Koos Fockens -Devon UK. North American Model Railroading
Age is just a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, then it doesn't matter.

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