WESTERN UNION (SOUTH WEST) Dates 2014

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WESTERN UNION (SOUTH WEST) Dates 2014

Post by torikoos » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:07 pm

Mike Ruby writes:
Hi All

Here are the dates for the 2014 meetings at the Hilltop Community Centre.

Hilltop 2014 meetings

January 18th
February 15th
March 15th
April 12th
May 17th
June 21st
July 19th
August 16th
September 13th
October 11th
November 15th
December 13th


For those who have not been for over a year, we have completely changed the way we run trains. We now have a single track HO modular layout with a crossing. The layout is run with dispatcher control and JMRI assigned switch lists. Cars are assigned trains and destinations with the lists showing where to pickup and drop off.
The crossing is equipped with signals, we plan to add more to some modules.
You can bring your own stock or help run other trains, we often run two person crews. Stock best suited for the layout are single cars, with trains limited to around 10' long. There are no turning facilities for locos, unless someone wants to build a module that does that!
The modules are based on the RS Tower / NMRA(BR) standard, with slight wiring differences.

Venue: Hilltop Community Centre, Cunningham Road, Tamerton, PLYMOUTH, Devon PL5 4PU.

Set-up from just after 8am, departure by 5pm


Please contact me for further information.

Mike Ruby
Western Union Contact

Koos
Last edited by Gloriousnse on Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Edited as the groups venue has closed - contact group rep for more info on activities in the short term
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Re: WESTERN UNION (SOUTH WEST) Dates 2014

Post by Gloriousnse » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:25 am

Heard yesterday that sadly the community centre that hosted Western Union has closed, please treat any future dates listed above as cancelled, and contact their group rep if you need to reach the group.

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WESTERN UNION (SOUTH WEST) Dates 2014

Post by torikoos » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:32 pm

Yes the community centre was told on very short notice it had to shut down. Mike Ruby and some other members scrambled to retrieve the storage yards and other club module boards, that otherwise would have been lost and difficult to retrieve under the bankruptcy of the centre. These boards are now at members homes but needless to say they need another home, as does the club. The search is on.



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Re: WESTERN UNION (SOUTH WEST) Dates 2014

Post by torikoos » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:24 am

As reported in e-news:
It has been reported that a new venue has been found, and is going to be trialed on July 26th.
More details can be obtained from Mike Ruby, please see the main website , or the newsletter for details.
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