HPMRS RAILDATE 13 Jan 06


News

RAILDATE: the weekly newsletter of the Hursley Park Model Railway Society: http://www.ibmhursleyclub.org.uk/ss/hpmrs/

NETWATCH


Rod Blakeman had a little steam running a couple of weeks ago at a friends in Lymington, you can see some video clips at:

http://homepages.tesco.net/davidfleetwood/sdfrgallery.htm

The Mogul and Yellow C16 are Rod's.


A new emailing list has been created specifically for Sheffield and the surrounding area. There will be some overlap as North Derbyshire (and North Nottinghamshire) is considered to be a vital part of the Sheffield railway scene, so the Chesterfield area plus Hope Valley lines are valid areas of discussion:

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/sheffieldrailways


A series of walks are planned by The Rowsley Association for the New Year visiting various historic sites of railway related interest around Rowsley, Derbyshire. Details at:

http://www.derby.org/wheaty/rowsley/walks.html


Quite a monster railway site:

http://www.trackbed.com


Thanks to David Moore for spotting this site devoted to Webb's LNWR Coal Tank No 1054:

http://www.coaltank.co.uk/index.html


The Bulleid Double Deck Society:

http://members.tripod.com/~dart75/bdds.htm


The Suburban Electric Railway Association:

http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~traffic/


Diagrams for various companies including First North Western, First Great Western and Southern DMUs and EMUs together with Station Working Books are available at:

http://www.prar.fsnet.co.uk/diagrams.html


Gert (John) van der Pijl's Trains of Europe (and a bit more besides):

http://www.trainsofeurope.nl


Lots of useful gen at the British Railway Modellers of North America, including a comprehensive list of model railway drawings:

http://home.ca.inter.net/~brmna/locolner.htm


A free piece of software that will (allegedly) prepare drawings from images. Apparently it allows you to open a drawing (bmp, gif, jpeg), set a scale from a known distance and then scale dimensions from the drawing. It is available for download from here:

http://rail3d.richsoftcomputing.co.uk/drawingruler.php


IN THE NEWS

Greens call for improved railways: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4596570.stm

Settle and Carlisle line to be upgraded: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4595800.stm

Rail boss denies assault on train: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/4596210.stm

Rail museum seeking wagon plates: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4600444.stm

Rescue plan to save Weardale Railway: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4602934.stm

Scottish transport agency gets on track: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4595164.stm

Glasgow Airport rail link proposal: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4592354.stm

China plans luxury train to Tibet: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4595178.stm

Sexy hijacker strikes again: http://www.news.com.au/story/0%2C10117%2C17799630-13762%2C00.html


TV and Radio

Discovery's programmes are no longer included, but their daily schedules are here: http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/_listings/ and http://discoverywings.co.uk/_listings/
Sun Jan 15 0700-0100 (D+1) UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain' All day
Sun Jan 15 1445-1500 BBC Radio 4 'The History of Blacksmithing' 2/5 Weapons
Sun Jan 15 1645-1755 Channel 4 'Scrapheap Challenge Top Ten'
Sun Jan 15 1900-2020 BBC4 'Caught on a Train' Stephen Poliakoff drama from 1980
Sun Jan 15 2330-2450 BBC4 'The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover' O Winston Link
Mon Jan 16 1915-2000 Five 'Superships' Ocean workhorses
Mon Jan 16 2000-2100 Five 'Megastructures' The World's longest bridge (Japan)
Mon Jan 16 2000-2030 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Mon Jan 16 2030-2100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Mon Jan 16 2300-2330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Mon Jan 16 2330-2400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Tue Jan 17 1300-1330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Tue Jan 17 1330-1400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Tue Jan 17 2000-2030 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Tue Jan 17 2030-2100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Tue Jan 17 2300-2330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Tue Jan 17 2330-2400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Wed Jan 18 1300-1330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Wed Jan 18 1330-1400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Wed Jan 18 2000-2100 Five 'Warplane' The Jet
Wed Jan 18 2000-2030 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Wed Jan 18 2030-2100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Wed Jan 18 2300-2330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Wed Jan 18 2330-2400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Thu Jan 19 1300-1330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Thu Jan 19 1330-1400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Thu Jan 19 1900-1930 BBC1 'Big Red Bus' A look at London's buses 8/8
Thu Jan 19 2000-2030 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Thu Jan 19 2030-2100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Thu Jan 19 2300-2330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Thu Jan 19 2330-2400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Fri Jan 20 1300-1330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Fri Jan 20 1330-1400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Fri Jan 20 2000-2030 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Fri Jan 20 2030-2100 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'
Fri Jan 20 2300-2330 UKTV History 'The Fred Dibnah Story'
Fri Jan 20 2330-2400 UKTV History 'Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam'

Events

See Mainline Steam Tours page for up-to-date info on many of these tours, and others, often with timings.

For up-to-date information on many of the tours mentioned in RAILDATE (and others) often with timings, see the Steam Tours pages at: http://www.uksteam.info/index.shtml
All details are correct to the best of my knowledge. No responsibility is taken for inaccuracies or changes.
Sat Jan 14 - Sun Jan 15 1000-1700(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Bognor Regis MRC Model Railway Exhibition
Felpham Community College, Felpham
HPMRS member Derek Gillkerson will be exhibiting 'New Stanton
Lees' 1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Sat Jan 14 - Sun Jan 15 1000-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Chiltern MRA Model Railway Exhibition
Alban Arena, St Peter's Street, St Albans 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun) http://www.cmra.org.uk
Sat Jan 14 - Sun Jan 15 ? Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Days
Class 37 on incline and Class 31 to Gorsey Bank http://www.e-v-r.com
Sat Jan 14 - Sun Jan 15 1100-1700(Sat) 1100-1700(Sun) North Fylde MRC Model Railway Exhibition
Milton Street Community Centre, Blakiston Street, Fleetwood 1100-1700 (Sat), 1100-1700 (Sun)
Tue Jan 17 1930 IRS&TH Public Lectures: 'Transporting Society'
A series of public lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute of Railway Studies, and the expansion of the
Institute's remit to include all modes of transport 'Transport, Mobility and Consumer Society in Britain, 1900-39'
Professor Colin Divall (IRS&TH, York)
University of York, in room P/L001 (Physics building) at 1930 http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/ppr/ocourses.htm
Wed Jan 18 1945 Stoke Film Theatre: Archive on Wheels... On the Lines
The story of the British tram footage over 100 years, plus lots of interviews and memorabilia
Free Admission - starts 1945 http://www.stokefilmtheatre.fsnet.co.uk/
Sat Jan 21 0930-1700 Astolat MRC Model Railway Exhibition
Methodist Church Hall, Woodborough Road, Guildford 0930-1700 http://www.astolatmrc.co.uk
Sat Jan 21 1030-1730 Brambleton MRC Model Railway Exhibition
Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden 1030-1730 http://www.brambleton.co.uk
Sat Jan 21 - Sun Jan 22 1000-1700(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) City of Canterbury MRS Model Railway Show
St Anslems School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury 1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Sat Jan 21 - Sun Jan 22 1000-1700 Bentley Model Railway Group Calne Model Railway Show
White Horse Leisure Centre, Calne, Wilts 1000-1700 both days http://www.calnemrs.org.uk
Sat Jan 21 - Sun Jan 22 1000-1730(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Leamington & Warwick MRS Model Railway Show
Mylton School, Mylton Road, Warwick 1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
Sat Jan 21 - Sun Jan 22 1000-1700 Pennine MRS Model Railway Show
Huddersfield Technical College, Portland Street 1000-1700 both days
Tue Jan 24 1930 IRS&TH Public Lectures: 'Transporting Society'
A series of public lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute of Railway Studies, and the expansion of the
Institute's remit to include all modes of transport 'Transport, crime and the city'
Dr Colin Chant (Open University)
University of York, in room P/L001 (Physics building) at 1930 http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/ppr/ocourses.htm
Wed Jan 25 1945 Stoke Film Theatre: Coal... The Sneyd Pit Disaster, 1942
A tribute to the men who lost their lives
Interviews with historians and local people linked with the tragedy, plus photos and archive film
Free Admission - starts 1945 http://www.stokefilmtheatre.fsnet.co.uk/
Sat Jan 28 1030-1730 Egham & Staines MRS Model Railway Exhibition
Manorcroft School, Wesley Drive, Egham 1030-1730 http://www.egham-staines-mrs.co.uk
Sat Jan 28 1000-1630 Sodbury Vale MRC Model Railway Exhibition
Yate Community Centre, Station Road, Yate 1000-1630
Sat Jan 28 - Sun Jan 29 1030-1730(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
Eastpoint Centre, Burgoyne Road, Thornhill, Southampton 1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun) http://www.hants.gov.uk/smrs
Sat Jan 28 - Sun Jan 29 1000-1700(Sat) 1000-1630(Sun) Erith MRS Model Railway Exhibition
Temple Hill Primary School, St Edmund's Road, Dartford 1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun) http://www.erithmrs.org
Sat Jan 28 - Sun Jan 29 1000-1700 Normanton & Pontefract RMS Model Railway Exhibition
New College, Park Lane, Pontefract 1000-1700 both days
Tue Jan 31 1930 West Somerset Railway Bristol Group
The BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol 'Broad Gauge Journey - Part 1: Paddington to Carmarthen' -
Brian Arman
Starts 1930 for 1945 http://www.wsra.org.uk
Tue Jan 31 1930 IRS&TH Public Lectures: 'Transporting Society'
A series of public lectures to mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute of Railway Studies, and the expansion of the
Institute's remit to include all modes of transport 'Little Green Men, Hedgehogs & Zebras: A History of
Pedestrians in the Twentieth Century'
Dr Barbara Schmucki (IRS&TH, York)
University of York, in room P/L001 (Physics building) at 1930 http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/ppr/ocourses.htm
Cheers, Howard. editor@raildate.co.uk

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