Club Annual Exhibition Report 2017

The Club’s annual exhibiton was once again held at Wren Spinney School. Early indications suggest a slightly increased footfall.

The show is the last to be “exhibition-managed” by Carl Ward, who has decided to step down. On behalf of all members and visitors, we would like to thank Carl for his sterling efforts.

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The Public “Best-in-Show”  award was well supported and produced a clear winner with Re-United Biscuits taking the honours! The layout is the work of Mike Biash and son, Robin, pictured below,

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Recommended Railway Videos

thstripTry these links to see two classic short films on You Tube

Firstly, Night Mail, is a 1936 documentary film about a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit. The film ends with a “verse commentary” by W. H. Auden, written for existing footage. Benjamin Britten scored the film.

Secondly, Terminus is a 1961 British Transport Film documentary (filmed in August, 1960) directed by John Schlesinger which presents a “fly-on-the-wall” look at an ordinary day at Waterloo station in London. Original music was by Ron Grainer.

Kettering 160 Celebrations

The Mayor of Kettering, Mr. Scott Edwards,  was in attendance at both Kettering Station and KDMRS model railway event for commemoration of  the coming of the railways to Kettering organised by the local Civic Society.

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As part of the event, the club was invited to mount a model railway show in the Heritage Centre in Wicksteed Park. The club provided three layouts, “Blisworth”, “Ambridge” as well as “Aranda de Deuro”.

There were also static displays from the ‘0’ gauge enthusiasts of locomotives and architectural models of Kettering landmarks and Jim Stevens   and Martin Profit’s Flying Scotsman Special from Kettering Station itself.

Further photographs and Video Clips here >>>>>

AGM Highlights 2017

victoriancollections-mediumThe AGM took place on Wednesday, 18th. January at Thorpe Malsor. A few highlights included:

  • Subscriptions to be held at this year’s rates
  • Increased takings from the 2016 Show
  • New show management team to act as apprentices during Carl Ward’s final year.
  • Accounts for 2016
  • Layout progress reports