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The Kingswell Fairground is being exhibited as part of the Canon UK Ltd stand at Broadcast Live 2009 in Earls Court this week Feb 17th - 19th.

Gwynne and John drove up with two boards of the fairground yesterday, collecting newly painted backscenes from Dave Woolnough on the way.

Once in London, it was tested and installed into the stand. Click here for an artists impression.


17/11/08  Another succesful Open Day

Last Saturday (15th November) saw another happy and successful Open Day for the club, with over 200 visitors to the club-rooms in the Cadoxton Conservative Club.

Several new members' layouts were displayed for the first time, including Bear Bottom Lumber Company, a freelance narrow gauge American logging layout in On30 scale, Belecke-Warstein - European N-gauge at eye level height, Sip 'nd Switch and Switchville & MiniSoda, two small American shunting layouts in HO-gauge.

The lower three circuits of Holton General (the club's main OO-gauge layout), resounded to the noise of EWS diesels in full flight. The test track in the HO-room was used for a full demonstration of the capabilities of digital command control, including independent control of several locos on the same track, lights, sound and smoke generation.

Another novelty this year was a demonstration of G-scale live steam, including a model of Ivor the Engine.

Well done to everyone who helped make the day the success it was.


06/07/08  Brian Scoulding Memorial Exhibition was a great success

The Brian Scoulding Memorial Exhibition was held today in the Paget Rooms in Penarth and attracted a record crowd. All five of Brian's layouts were displayed and thanks go to Les for bringing Strathcona all the way from Bolton, also Phil who brought Helstow from Aberdare.

Two colleagues drove from the Reading area to represent the Loddon Vale MRC, Brian's club in his earlier days. The current chairman of the 7mm Narrow Gauage Association also set out early this morning from Haverfordwest to join us.

Many thanks to our friends from the Pontypridd club who brought two layouts for the occasion and to all in our own club who contributed in so many ways to the success of the event.

The Mayor of Penarth Town Council, Counsellor Maureen Kelly Owen and the Deputy Mayor visited the show and were impressed with the enthusiasm of all concerned with the event. We thank the Council for the use of the Paget Rooms as part of the Penarth Summer Festival.

Barbara, Brian's widow, supported by many members of the family joined us for the morning and were very appeciative for the effort made by so many in recognition of Brian.

The local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association were in attendance all day and all proceeds from the day will be donated to them. It has been suggested that a social occasion be organised later in the Summer, when Barbara Scoulding will be invited to hand over a cheque to Lyn, the chair of the local branch of MNDAssoc.

All in all it was a great occasion enjoyed by everyone.


07/05/08  Club AGM

The Club AGM was held on Tuesday 6th May at 8.00pm in the clubrooms.

The current officers remain the same for another year, although there was a vote for the position of Chairman -

Chairman is David Temple;
Secretary is Bernard Davies;
Treasurer is Mike Rimes.

There was an election for the four other committee posts, resulting in Mike Bishop, John Chivers, John Harding and Nick Rees being elected after a ballot.

Brian Clark and Howie Jupp remain Auditor and Librarian respectively. Peter Wayne, agreed to look after the kitchen for a further year.

The position regarding a possible move of premises was clarified. It was reported that the windows in the back rooms had been replaced last Summer and redecoration of some rooms had been completed. However, the committee had now agreed to delay any further expenditure on the fabric of the clubrooms. The Chairman and other Club members would attend the next AGM of the Conservative Club.

Following extensive discussion, it was agreed to raise the subscriptions for the first time in several years.

The position regarding a possible move of premises was clarified. It was reported that the windows in the back rooms had been replaced last Summer and redecoration of some rooms had been completed. However, the committee had now agreed to delay any further expenditure on the fabric of the clubrooms.

The meeting finished about 9.30pm.


07/05/08  Club success at the Bristol Show.

This past weekend was one of the Club's busiest and most successful at the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition in Thornbury. Both Mike Curtisís Abbeywood layout and Gwynne & John Chiversís Cwmderi were operated throughout the weekend without mishap and club members supported the NMRA and DEMU Society stands.
On the competition front, we did very well again. Congratulations go to:
Brian Bunce, who walked away with the Swindon Cup for the best scratch built locomotive and Craftsman of the Year for the GWR small Prairie and then won the Scaleseven Trophy for best model in 7mm scale for his Taff Vale Class H tank loco;
Gwynne & John Chivers, who won the Association Cup for best layout in the Exhibition from an Association member for Cwmderi;
Keith Mathews, who won the Rhondda Cup for the best model in 2mm scale;
and finally
Steve Jones, who won the David Teall Trophy for the best completed non-British outline model.
Six out of the 19 trophies coming to our club in one year must be a record.