Colourfully into January - Do catch up with members' projects in our News pages and Gallery.
EKOGG - We wish you, your family and friends a pleasant New Year.
The EKOGG Committee have decided that our safest course, with the infection rates in Kent, is to cancel all our meetings until later in the New Year. We will then assess the situation. Rob Moody
We hope to eventually return to our traditional monthly pattern of meetings, but will have to wait until we know how many people will be permitted to meet indoors. Members would need to follow Government rules. Masks, hand cleansing, distancing, and bringing your own drink and food continue. With the new station for The Circuit, there will be opportunity for everyone to take turns to help with or see electrics, track laying, scenic and making railway structures. Future plans include moving more events to Wednesdays alongside our modelling and running trains.
You will have to decide if it is safe for you to attend, considering infection rates in Kent, who you have been in contact with, and who you’ll be near afterwards.
Should you wish to become a member of our group, please use the Links page to contact our Committee. Our monthly newsletter continues to be sent to all members by post and email.
Photos by: Barry K, Paul W, Roger H, Fred C, Chris M, Ross S, Richard B, Tim S & RM
Meanwhile at members homes...
Home Projects: Roger H's 'Blue Era' loco depot. Fred C's Works storage sidings. Richard B's Horse resting.
Some members are in our WhatsApp chat group, reporting on and sharing photos of their modelling projects. Contact me if you wish to be added to this group. Rob M
East Kent 0 Gauge Group has meetings in Badlesmere just outside Faversham and sometimes in the town centre.
Founded in 1986, we model a variety of railways in 7mm scale.
We have three sessions a month at Badlesmere, just outside of Faversham, and occasional meetings in the Faversham's centre. These are from mid-morning until mid-afternoon meetings on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Members usually bring picnic lunches or meet at local inns beforehand.
Members have a wide range of interests from Victorian trains, through US and Continental, to modern British railways, pooling their expertise to forward our projects and to help at exhibitions.
We have our test circuit and a layout running during meetings, alongside our modelling tables, where we work on group and home projects. We exhibit two layouts: "Edington Junction" and "Sarre". (You may have seen us in the January 2018 issue of BRM, as well as numerous editions of The O Gauge Guild Gazette.)
Whether a railway historian, maker of line-side buildings, collector, novice modeller or seasoned scratch-builder you would be welcome in our group. Our monthly newsletter, in both paper and email forms, keeps all members informed.
Look at our Gallery on this website for photos of our layouts, models and meetings. There are also photos of model shows and our members' travels. The News pages contain items and pictures covering many years, where you may find mention of friends and family. Do browse.
EK0GG named sales items available include: Mugs with our logo and your name or suitable phrase; polo shirts and sweatshirts in french blue with both logo and group name.
Look out for our banner at events and have a chat. We will be at Temple Ewell, near Dover, on November 14th.
Photos by: Roger H., Ross S., Tim S. & Rob M.
Secretary: David Grimwood / Treasurer: Roger Harmer / Chairman: Rob Moody + Ross Shimmon & Paul Weeden