Summer comes to Margate Sands station where Edwardian holiday makers await the arrival of the railway.
[Photos: Chris M, Ian Earl, Roger H, Richard B & RM]
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Meetings are suspended but, with some restrictions easing we are planning a trial re-start for existing members.
I hope that you and your families are well. Some members should be meeting this August, as the Badlesmere Hall Team have safety and cleaning organised. The EKOGG Committee are ready for these trial meetings and have circulated our list of measures, which are also on the Diary Page of this website.
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.
On Wednesdays our opening times are 11.00 until 14.00. The Saturday meeting will run from 13.30 until 16.30.
As well as my drink and food, I plan to bring a couple of bits of stock to run, something to model in a small space and maybe a magazine.
* Road works are planned in Badlesmere during August. These could block through traffic and alter bus times. Please check before travelling.
It will be good to run trains again and, keeping suitably distanced, see you, Rob M
* Polo and sweat shirts are ready for collection. Prices: £18.50 and £20.
See our News page to find out what we've been doing at home, and look into our latest Gallery album for photos of our projects from home.
Our monthly newsletter continues to be sent to all members by post and email.
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
You can also send news and photos (both phone & camera) of your O gauge activities to me, so we can add to the News section and Gallery. Phone and email details in our December newsletter. 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