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Club News 2006

Sunday 01 October 2006

51st Annual Exhibition - 2nd day

The second day of our 51st Annual I & WEMRC Exhibition.

Saturday 30 September 2006

51st Annual Exhibition - 1st day

The first day of our 51st Annual I & WEMRC Exhibition.

Sunday 03 September 2006

September Steam Day - end of the season!

Our sixth and final Steam Day of 2006 started out a bit damp and miserable, but turned warm and sunny later and brought out a reasonable number of visitors.

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Sunday 06 August 2006

August Steam Day - another hot one!

Our fifth Steam Day of 2006, was another sweltering one, with the track also suffering from the heat as we had a few derailments.

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Sunday 02 July 2006

July Steam Day more like a sauna!

Our fourth Steam Day of 2006, held on Sunday 02 July, was a bit of a slow starter, so much so that we began to wonder if we were the only people daft enough to be interested in hot, smokey steam trains on such a hot day.

Then things picked up somewhat later on, and we were running mainly full trains through the afternoon.

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Sunday 11 June 2006

Chatham Show 2006

Expeditions to Chatham were made by the North American and N gauge sections, on the second day of the show.

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Sunday 04 June 2006

The third Steam Day of 2006

Our third Steam Day of the 2006 season was one of our busiest yet, in fact it was quite a party ...

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Wednesday 17 May 2006

2006 Annual General Meeting

Everything went smoothly and according to plan.

Appointment of Don Neighbour as Honorary Chairman, many thanks to Ted Reynolds for his year in the job. Appointment of Alan Waredraper as Chairman Elect. All other officials were pursuaded (gently, of course!) to remain in their current roles.

Reports were taken on various matters, including the 2006 Exhibition which is progressing nicely.

Every year the Hugh Gwyther Trophy (named after a long-standing late I & WEMRC member) is presented to someone the committee feels has made the most significant contribution to the club, and this year it was awarded to Jonathan Casey for his extensive work in organising and modernising the club library.

Sunday 07 May 2006

Better weather for our May Steam Day

Our second Steam Day of the 2006 season was held on Sunday 07 May, and this time we were favoured with much better weather - hot and sunny all day.

Also a landmark day for Thomas Junior (pictured right), by our reckoning pulling passengers for the first time this millennium in the club's service.

Saturday 08 April 2006

Taw Magna at Romford Haverers Exhibition

The O Guage section's newest layout, Taw Magna, was on show at the Romford Haverers O Gauge Group Exhibition, at Marshalls Park Lower School, Petits Lane, Romford.

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Thursday 06 April 2006

Open evening at Victors Models

Victors Models held a special open evening after normal hours for I & WEMRC members.

The evening was quite well attended, just short of a dozen club members turned up, saw demonstrations of various DCC systems, and spent some money!

Thanks to all at Victors for an enjoyable evening.

Sunday 02 April 2006

The first Steam Day of 2006

Our first Steam Day of the season was held on Sunday 02 April 2006. Everything went smoothly, other than the weather which was an interesting and unpredictable mix of pleasant spring day and tropical storm!

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Saturday 01 April 2006

The London Festival of Railway Modelling 2006

Alexandra Palace 01 & 02 April 2006.
Official website.

Attended by various I & WEMRC members, including most of the North American section on Saturday 01 April.

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Friday 17 February 2006

Brighton Modelworld 06

Some of the I & WEMRC members visited Brighton Modelworld 06, the annual exhibition held at the Brighton Centre, covering not just Railways, but also Aircraft, Boats, Cars, Trucks, Rockets - in fact just about anything you can make a model of!

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Also attendance was Mark Found, whose footage of the exhibition can be viewed at *** Note - may no longer available to view online ***

Wednesday 25 January 2006

Live Steam film available to view online

The footage shot by Mark Found of our 7 1/4 Miniature Railway back September 2005 is now included as part of a pilot show at

*** No longer available to view online ***
Unfortunately, this film has been removed from the railway channel site but is available to members in the club library.

Tuesday 17 January 2006

Mark Found's 2005 Exhibition film

The footage shot at the club's 2005 Exhibition by Mark and his colleagues is now available to view online at

*** No longer available to view online ***
Unfortunately, this film has been removed from the railway channel site but is available to members in the club library.

Coming up...


Sat 27 Apr 2024

Marshalls Park Acadamy
Pettits Lane
Romford RM1 4EH




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