2021 Calendar

Calendar

2021 Club Nights & Events Calendar

Club Nights and Outside Events

Club nights are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Christchurch Centre, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DJ and start at 7.30pm. Non-members are always welcome and refreshments are served. An entry charge of £3 is made to cover hall costs etc.

Chipperfield Track (Puffing Park) Running Sessions.

There are normally two Club running sessions each calendar month at the Puffing Park . They are at 10:00am on the first Sunday after club nights and again at 1.00pm on the Wednesday two weeks after Club nights. Club night dates are listed below, so to check availability attend the Club night, or check with Roger Stephen by phone or email, or join his regular Puffing Park e-mail list. To reduce the risk of getting stuck you are advised to check ground conditions carefully before driving beyond the entrance gates.    The 2021 running session dates can be found HERE

Club Night location details can be found in the Join section.

2021 Events Calendar

2nd January  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm

13th January  -  Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

16th January  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

27th January  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm


10th February  -  Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

20th February  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

24th February  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm


10th March  -  Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

20th March  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

31st March  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm ...... NOTE NEW DATE


14th April  -  AGM & Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

17th April  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

28th April  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm


12th May -  Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

We are privileged to have a very senior figure in the UK rail industry give us a talk about the techniques being used to build new railways in this country. Make sure you don’t miss this one. Joining information will be sent out with the reminders in the days before the meeting.

15th May  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

Tuesday 1st June  -   Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm  NOTE NEW DATE


9th June  -  Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

'The Renewal of Network Rail’s Comms Systems' by Trevor Foulkes M.A. (Cambs).   Trevor Foulkes will talk about the need for communications on the railway and how they are provided. He will also talk about two programs which made a substantial improvement to Network Rail's system.

19th June  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

30th June  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  3.30pm


14th July -  Monthly Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

Justin Watkins talks about his garden railway. He will introduce his garden, explain the motivation behind his choice of gauge, and then go into the greasy details of his locos. If there is time he will mention rolling stock, and answer questions about plants.

17th July  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

28th July  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm

1st Aug  -  Club Open Day and BBQ at the Puffing Park  - 12.00  


11th August  -  Monthly Club Meeting  -  7.30pm

We return to the Christchurch Centre in New Greens, St Albans. It is a 'work in progress' meeting so bring along your lockdown model engineering work to put on the table and discuss informally with fellow club members. We aren’t having a speaker, the idea is that we will all have plenty of catching up to do on what we have all been working on. Normal club nights will hopefully resume after this date. The informal Zoom meeting may continue.

21st August  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm

25th August  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  2.00pm


8th September  -  Monthly Club Meeting, Christchurch Centre in New Greens, St Albans -  7.30pm

Malcom Beak discusses boiling water and Roy Verden and Rob Briancourt address RC in model boats.


18th September  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm


13th October  -  Monthly Club Meeting, Christchurch Centre in New Greens, St Albans -  7.30pm

Auction with Peter Haycock and his little helpers. Please bring along your model engineering related items for sale and be prepared to bid big on some crucial piece of stuff. The more trade we do the more if helps the club's coffers.


16th October  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm


10th November  -  Monthly Club Meeting, Christchurch Centre in New Greens, St Albans  -  7.30pm

EGM. G1 rolling stock, Carriages Michael Watts and Roger Stephen on goods wagons. Part 2 More on model boats.


20th November  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm


8th December  -  Monthly Club Meeting, Christchurch Centre in New Greens, St Albans -  7.30pm

Moving picture quiz. i.e. you move around the pictures.


18th December  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting  -  4.00pm


NON CLUB EVENTS

24th & 25th July   -  Rugby Model Engineering Society  -  Raised Track Extension Grand Opening

4th September  -  Brambleton Model Railway Club  - Open Day 

12th September  -  The Black Park Model Boat Club are having an open day on Sunday 12th and you are very welcome to come and sail a boat.

14th - 17th October  -  Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition - Warwickshire CANCELLED

6th & 7th November  -  International Model Boat Show - Warwickshire  CANCELLED