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Bradford Model Railway club

Welcome to Bradford Model Railway clubs website. Our aim is to foster and encourage railway modelling in Bradford and surrounding area and we welcome anyone 11 and over with an interest in the hobby whatever their level of skill


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The AGM is on Mon 19th January at 7.30 in the clubrooms
Any future nights when the club will be closed will be announced here.
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Recent news:

December 2014

Mon 15th Dec 2014 
Very sad news is that our President and one of the clubs founder members Donald Swires (Member Number 3) has passed away aged 78
.  Funeral at Rawdon Crematorium Wed 24th Dec 12.20.
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/announcements/deaths/deaths/11675066.donald_swires/
Seen here in 2009 with our layout Victoria Road which was his idea.

Donald at our 2014 Exhibition with Grassington another of his ideas; and Baxters shop made by Donald from a Kelloggs packet..

And at our 2007 exhib.

 

The centre refurb seems to have ground to a halt and the club mainly (Chris and John) is having do some of the painting so we can hopefully move back in.   Picture taken 14th Dec 14 of ballasting genius Pauline Mckenna and members downstars as well as our almost refurbished clubroom
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The clubs Christmas diiner was held at the Silver Birch on Mon 8th Dec 2014

November 2014

A 2015 exhibition draft plan has been added to the downloads section. The club diary has been updated

Our currently vacated club room is starting to take shape with UPVC windows, a new ceiling, LED lights and replastered walls. A new additional boiler has been installed at the front of the Building which hopefully may give us some heat as the previous installation never worked. We may get in around Christmas with a bit of luck.

Victoria Raod appeared at teh Warley show on Sat Sun 22nd 23rd Dec 2014.

Christmas Lunch 2014 wil be on Mon 8th December 7.30 at The Silver Birch at the bottom of the M606
All welcome http://www.silverbirchpubcleckheaton.co.uk/

The webmasters latest creation before painting. GNR J52 68848 (1249 then 4249 then 8848) which was based at Bradford and finally Ardsley sheds being cut up 1959.
 

Oxenhope appeared at the Hull exhibition and Millfields at Barnsley 8th 9th Nov 2014.

Exhibition 2015 page updated

Grassington created a lot of attention at the Nidd Valley exhib Pateley Bridge on 1st 2nd Nov 2014

Without use of our clubroom we are working in the entrance on Johns new 0 gauge layout.
 

October 2014

Exhibition page updated. Its getting very full. Peter Goss's new Knareborough layout Worls End is huge.

Sadly the new container has been broken in to by some dimwitt thieves who strangely thought there may be something of value in there. Prob got less than £20 worth of old drils but sadly damaged Victoria Road causing £100's damage to the lighting footbridge and scenery.  Club it having a repair day this Thurs night/ Frifday and poss Sat when Vic will hopefully be erected downstairs to ptrepare it or Warley. All help welcome.

The clubrooms are now vacated into a container whilst re-roofing and redecoration is taking place.
Some work can be done elseware in the centre but must be returned to the container each time.
Some pictures of the empty clubrooms, container and John working on Victoria Road signalling to be ready for Warley

September 2014

Colyer Street N  was at York and Ullapool 0 was at Redditch 20/21st Sept..

Thurs 18th Sept - Club rooms just about empty and all items in container and store exept mini kitchen.
Reroof and refub due to start first week in Oct  duration 9 weeks.
Club meets will probably have to held downstairs with a limited amount of work on the layouts which will have to be returned to storage each time. Victoria Road signalling and lights to complet for Warley. and Titheridge out at the Graeat Elctric train show Oct.
In the longer term the contaner will be used as a level access store to replace the small 1st floor clubroom which will be given up.

Work continues to make Vic road raedy for the Warley show.

A picture of the webmsters latest creations now ready to be painted

August 2014

Work continues on rectification work on Vic road with LED route indicators being added to the fiddle yard panels as well as working signalling.
The signals are to be automated using modules from http://www.blocksignalling.co.uk/ the sysem works very well on a test rig.
One Dapol semaphore signal found to be defective and returned to Cheltenham Models who replaced it very quickly.

Packing up for the big move contiunes - current thinking is giving up our smaller 1st floor club room for a ground floor container. Much easier for loading.

July 2014

Good and Bad news are our leaking roof is hopefully to be replaced  along with a new ceiling, floor, lights and redecoration.  Bad news is we have to move out while its being carried out.

Victoria Road has been erected for some refurbishment work before the Warley Show. Dapol semaphore signals with IR modules from blocksignalling.co.uk have been procured.

June 2014

A meeting was be held on Mon 23rd June in the clubrooms to discuss mainly this years and next years Exhibitions.

Work has commnced on a small OO layout suitable for smaller exhibitions.

May 2014

Colyer Street an 00 DCC layout now owned by member Pauline McKenna has appeared in the clubroom and being all dcc has locos radiating lots of noise. A new fiddling yard is required.

A quiet period at the club to get over the Exhibition and big push to get Titheridge Junc ready.
Skipton Club visited on 19th May to look at our C_bus system.

Club diary updated 19th May

Our 2014 exhibition at the new venue was well attended.
The Arthur Towers shield (Chairmas Choice) was awarded to Steve Thompsons Dubmill Sidings with Steve seen here accepting the award.

The visiting layout chosen as best in show by the public was modern image layout Chesnut Road seen here receiving Ray Pennock cup from Chairma Ian Atkinson

 Some more pictures from the show:-
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and finally.

April 2014

Storage boxes for N, 00, and 0 scale stock. - Member John Wimbles has commisioned at great expense specially sculptured foam inserts to fit standard size stackable storage boxes.
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These most useful items (The webmaster has purchased an O gauge one and is saving for more) are available complete with boxes from John see http://trainstoragebox.weebly.com/ at a very good value £20- £25 depending on size.

March 2014

New traders Aspire Gifts/ Models and Smart models added to Exhibition section

Titheridge publicity added to downloads section and layouts section updated.

Magazine editor was at the club 20th March 2014 to photgraph Titheridage Junction for inclusion of a full feature in the May issue on sale 14th april 2014. See Hornby facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hornbymagazine


Chisel Exchange appeared at Settle Scout Rail 15th March 2014

Exhibition guide DRAFT4 added to downloads section

Aldington on Sea has been sold awaiting picking up.

Titheridge progresses - some pictures from 6th March 2014

February 2014

Exhibition Plan (See downloads) updated.

The webmasters latest project (L and Y 957) loco is almost complete. Just the Tender to build.

Chisel exchange appeared at Scale Rail Bolton on 16th Feb 2014.

The 2013 news items moved from this page to News Archive.

Titheridge junction progressing fast now.

January 2014

The AGM held on 27th Jan 2013. Club Diary updated see Diary page.
It was decided to put N gauge layout Aldington on Sea up for sale (Since Sold)

Exhibition page updated almost complete now. Latest plan added to downloads page .

Big push on Titheridge with more pictures added to Layouts page.

Dalry Road appeared at the Pennine (Huddersfield) exhibition 18th 19th Jan 2013

Layouts page updated with Arnold Lane Millfields Yard

Big push on new N layout Titheridge Junction over Christmas.

More pictures and details added to Layouts page

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