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  • TRAIN ORDERS – November 2018 – EXTRA

    EXTRA notes  A quick reminder – our next meeting is this coming Saturday 10th November. Please arrive as early as you can so you can park on site. A large number of people could turn up for the “Patriot” loco event. Don’t forget the latest new build steam locomotive; a “Patriot” Class loco – to […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – November 2018

    Hello, Important News – Change of Meeting date Will you please note that our next meeting planned for 17th November has been changed to that of Saturday 10th November. The reason for this change is that the Signal Display Room in North Junction Signal Box has had a long term booking and will mean that […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – September 2018

                                               TRAIN ORDERS September 2018 Despite the request in last month’s Train Orders on the handling and storage of throttles on the North Western Mills layout, members are still wrapping up throttles in their cables and placing them in the Store Room. I therefore, repeat the message again. Please note that after operating the layout […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – October 2018

                                              TRAIN ORDERS October 2018 Back from my holiday in Canada having enjoyed train travel with VIA Rail from Oshawa (about 45 miles east of Toronto) to Montreal and then on ‘The Ocean’ train to Halifax, Nova Scotia. ‘The Ocean’ was formed of Renaissance stock (cancelled Nightstar stock intended for overnight services to Europe from provincial […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – May 2018

     Greetings, First let me apologise for not sending out a TO prior to our meeting Saturday just past. Things have been rather hectic and fraught at home this past 2 weeks and writing up TO was completely put on the back burner due to a few issues. One being a sickness bug which has laid […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – March 2018

                                                             CALDER NORTHERN GROUP                                             TRAIN ORDERS March 2018 Greetings, Our February meeting was a resounding success. 29 members and guests plus 10 ladies who enjoyed their champagne, strawberries and chocolates! It was good to see so many people for this event and hopefully we can do the same next time. I would like to thank […]

  • Annual General Meeting – 17th March 2018

    Annual General Meeting of Calder Northern Group Held on Saturday 17th. March 2018 at 11.00am.  Minutes of the Meeting Committee members present were –    Tony Gath (Chairman), Mike Lenz (Treasurer), Terry Wynne (Secretary), Steve Scott, Alan Wyatt, Brian Burke Apologies  – were received from – Derek Frith, Bob Bevan, Andrew Wicks, Paul Mitchell, Mike Hawkes, […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – January 2018

                                                             CALDER NORTHERN GROUP                                             TRAIN ORDERS January 2018   Greetings, Here’s hoping you have had a great Christmas and so now it is time to wish you all a very Happy New Year. Let’s hope that 2018 is a good year for everyone. I recently mailed out a full list of the meeting dates for […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – September 2017 – UPDATE

    Dear all, At our September meeting the Group discussed the option of buying a Rapido Trains RDC for use on North Western Mills layout. A vote was taken and a unanimous show of hands agreed that we should buy the item. I am discussing with Jason what price he will agree to as he tells […]

  • TRAIN ORDERS – September 2017

    First I must tell you that one of the past members of Calder Northern has unfortunately died. Rex Martin known to our more senior members will remember Rex ceased to be a NMRA member around the time we moved from Broadheath. Rex died, aged 90, about 3 months ago but regrettably nobody advised us until […]