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NMRA Spring Meet April 1st 2017



Calder Northern Group -  NMRA Spring Meet on April 1st 2017 at Crewe Heritage Centre, off Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB

The meet will be open to NMRA members and also to the general public as the Heritage Centre is opening for its Summer Season business on that day. 

For members interest we are expecting some 13 layouts to be on display, which will include HO, N scale and OO gauge layouts -  Traders include Anoraks Anonymous, Mech’s Models, Sunningwell CC, Linda Tinker Books, Amberly Services, Richard Maxwell (brass models) Jonathan Clay (Railway Artist), plus some demonstrations of modelling skills. Bring & Buy tables will be available and we will considered these being placed either in the exhibition hall dependant on available space or in the APT train – tables £5 each – contact Tony Gath to reserve – anthonygath(at)btinternet.com.


If anyone is bringing models for judging then a table will be made available in the APT – please let Keith Webb know of your intentions and make sure you bring all necessary paperwork with you.


Opening times for the event are 10am to 5pm with entry costs - £5 for NMRA members. General public entry is £7 per adult, children under 14 years - £3 (children under 5 - FoC) No senior discounts.


A free “Routemaster Bus” which will operate between Crewe Railway Station & Heritage Centre (First bus will be 09.30 from the station with last bus from the Centre at 4pm)


The Heritage Centre 7.25” miniature railway will be operating - Free rides.


Exeter West Signal Box - signal demonstrations by members of the Exeter Signal Box Group


Refreshments will be available in the North Junction Signal Box plus a catering facility for hot food.


Toilets are located near the Exhibition Hall and in North Junction Signal Box.


Other Heritage Centre attractions include – Advanced Passenger Train (APT-P), Various locos and attractions – plus 2 other signal boxes, Heritage Centre Shop, the Heritage Centre’s OO & N gauge layouts will also be operating, which are focussed mainly toward the younger children’s interest.


Crewe Heritage Centre is suitable for wheelchair access.


Car parking will be on the Heritage Centre parking area alongside the approach road (car park attendants will direct you); also inside the main gates and where appropriate on the Heritage Centre site. Once these places are taken then visitors are asked to park on the Tesco Store or Dun elm Mill car parks. (please note especially these Store car parks are limited to 3 hour parking - there is a £75 fine for exceeding your time limit). Another car park is close buy (pay & display) at Oak Street (5 mins walk).



Further information – contact Les Herriot – leslieherriot(at)talktalk.net or 01204 305457