S7 in the kingdom of Yorkshire

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by Michael D, 25 May 2018.

  1. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    Afternoon all,
    I ask for a friend......
    Are there any s7 groups or modellers in Yorkshire at all,or is it all mainly O gauge finescale????

    Just wondered
  2. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    There was a group trying to get started in the Newcastle area through a member of WT, Simon (@Caggers)... step forward please.

    Jeanpaul Venus (@lnerjp) has taken the pledge, JP resides to the north of the county.

    Not forgetting the S7 spy in the F7 camp, Mick Roffe (@7mmMick).

    Or contact the S7 Membership Secretary who may be able to help (GDPR permitting).
  3. victorianman

    victorianman Western Thunderer

    I'm over the border in Notts.
  4. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

    Yep, I’m here. The NE group does have some attendance but I struggle to make it due to work/life etc and I’m based near York so it’s still a fair trek to get there,

    Always good to hear of S7ers in Yorkshire, we are an endangered species:))

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  5. Ian@StEnochs

    Ian@StEnochs Western Thunderer

    I spend a couple of weeks in York every year. Does that count?

  6. 7mmMick

    7mmMick Western Thunderer

  7. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    The NE group is currently without an organiser. Any volunteers...?
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  8. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    Watch this space perhaps
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  9. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    Hi All,

    I am still alive and kicking up in Newcastle. This last year was a bit of a let down with modeling as the family have been running (literally) around the country to athletic competitions.

    However, I have spent a few hours in the past few weeks on the layout I am building, amoungst other items. The 'challenge' we have in the NE area is @7mmMick is at the southern end of the area and I am at the northern end and there is 80 odd miles between us. There are a few people between and we could try again if there is interest???
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  10. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    If nothing else the Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society have an open day in early December. We have a large club house (approx 9,500 sq feet) so it could be worth a visit and a natter...

    Open Weekend

    I hope to have a point or two working so will have something running on my S7 layout.
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  11. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    I have been working on the layout over the couple of months, and picked up some more fishplates at Warley yesterday so may have a point working. I have been working this past week so there will definately be something Scale 7 running in the cold north in a couple of weeks...
    Last edited: 26 November 2018
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  12. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    Sounds interesting !!!!
    Have to say I haven't done any modelling for the last six months, kind of lost my mojo when the track board I'd spent so many hours researching and building mysteriously disappeared from the MRC and has never been seen again. I lost the will after that point. So the locos I was building have been locked away in a drawer, I just don't have the heart now...........
  13. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    That don't sound good Michael .... anyone from the MRC on WT care to comment ? ......

  14. Overseer

    Overseer Western Thunderer

    That is a pity. I was wondering how your NLR locos were going when I spotted this O scale model in a perspex case in the Toronto Railway Museum when I was there in September.
    T NLR 440 1.jpg
    T NLR 440 2.jpg
    I think it is 2 rail coarse scale. From what I could see I thought it looked quite a nice model. I don't know anything else about it but it would look better in S7.
  15. S7BcSR

    S7BcSR Western Thunderer

    Reply to Col

    Whilst not being a current member of the MRC I can confirm that the board cannot be found at Keen House. However the good news is that a new board has been built (to S7 standards) by the Bow Junction team and will be on display (courtesy of the MRC) on the ScaleSeven stand at the Reading trade show this Saturday. Come and have a chat and see the progress made.

  16. Michael D

    Michael D Western Thunderer

    that says it all really, to much to expect a reply myself of course, or even to have politely let me know the "Bow Junction team" would take the templot plan I was responsible for making.......
  17. S7BcSR

    S7BcSR Western Thunderer

    Further to my comment in note #15 the new board for the MRC's Bow Junction will not be appearing at the Reading Trade Show on Saturday owing to illness. The S7 stand will be there so do come and have a chat. The replacement axles for the Dapol (ex-Lionheart) Mineral wagons will be available.

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  18. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    The axles which enable Slater's S7 wheels to be fitted to the Dapol Mineral wagons are available from either Rob Thompson or myself, we shall have some on the S7 Group stand if interested.

    In addition to the mineral wagons, I have used the replacement axles to fit Slater's Mansell and coach disk wheels to the ex-Lionheart GWR Autotrailer.

    regards, Graham
  19. Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    The track plan in Templot was re-drawn for Bow Junction, Michael. Your plan was not used.

  20. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer


    This weekend is the BTMRS open weekend as shared earlier in this discussion.