November 2014

Rainhill MRC show, 29 November 2014

Posted by Robert Hampton on 27th November 2014 at 7:38 pm

Our final outing this year will be at Rainhill Model Railway Club‘s Christmas Exhibition, to be held this Saturday at Rainhill Village Hall on Weaver Avenue. The show is open from 10am until 5pm.

At our stand we will have our usual range of merchandise on sale and you will have the opportunity to chat to members of the group about the progress we are making.

The venue is close to Rainhill station and, in addition, a vintage bus service will run to and from the North West Museum of Road Transport in St Helens. For further details please see Rainhill MRC’s web site.

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RailUK Forums votes for the 502

Posted by Robert Hampton on 12th November 2014 at 7:24 pm

The administrators of RailUK Forums have proposed donating £500 to a preservation project, and the 502 Steel Appeal is one of the projects being considered!

The final decision is up to the forums users. There are many deserving causes up for consideration. £500 would, of course, be really useful to us, so if you have an account at RailUK forums, please vote vote for the 502 in the poll.

The vote thread is at and voting is open until 16th November.

Thanks for your support!

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Southport Model Railway Show and Friends of the 502 Group AGM

Posted by Robert Hampton on 2nd November 2014 at 6:53 pm

The 41st annual exhibition of Southport Model Railway Society will take place on 8th/9th November 2014. There will be 23 layouts and a range of trade and society stands – including, of course, the Friends of the 502 Group. Admission is just £6 for adults, £3 for children.

As usual our group’s AGM will be held on the Saturday at 2pm and all members are welcome to attend. If you’re not a member and want to attend the AGM, you can sign up on the day!

Getting to the show

The show venue, Birkdale High School, is just off the A565 Liverpool-Southport road. A car park is available on site, free of charge. For satnav use postcode PR8 3ES.

Merseyside Transport Trust will be running a shuttle bus service from Ainsdale station to the event. Buses will run half-hourly at the times shown below.

10.18 to 16.18 from Ainsdale, 11.10 to 17:10 to Ainsdale.

10.05 to 16.05 from Ainsdale, 10.55 to 16.55 to Ainsdale.

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