Events – twice monthly meetings.

5th April 2017Measurement - Show and tell. Kevin Slater (member)A talk on measuring 'things', demonstrating a wide range of instruments with tips and tricks on how best to use them Begbrook
19th April 2017On the Table
Bring your project to talk about and hear about other people's projects Begbrook
3rd May 2017GWR railmotors and a restoration. Peter JenningsThe background to GWR's use of steam railmotors on branch lines and the Great Western Society's Steam Railmotor project restorationBegbrook
17th May 2017A life inside Air Accidnet Investigation. Rob Norbury (member)
7th June 2017The Bristol to Frome line. Colin MaggsA brief history and description, including construction, from the author of more than 60 books about British railways. Begbrook
21st June 2017Midsummer meeting at the Ashton railway (weather permitting)Members only please
Start 4pm: Pack up at 8:30
Workshop open (weather proof),
Steaming Bay Open
Bring your Locos
etc etc
Ashton railway
5th July 2017Show and ChatInformal On-the-Table. Bring your stuff, chat to anyone whose interested and look around at other peoples stuffBegbrook
19th July 2017Model Aircraft evening:
MC John Beddis
On-the-Table focusing on your model aircraft projectBegbrook
2nd August 2017Mike AckermanEarly Years in the Nuclear IndustryBegbrook
16th August 2017No MeetingSetting up Exhibition
6th September 2017On the Table
Bring your project to talk about and hear about other people's projects Begbrook
20th September 2017Autumn Auction - Alan HooperBring back what you bought at the last auctionBegbrook
4th October 2017Roy AckrillFrom Brunel to HST and Beyond - The story of Nailsea & Backwell station from Brunel’s Bristol & Exeter Railway company, illustrated with pictures, videos and models.Begbrook
18th October 2017Charles PennyThe search for the Ideal track system - A switch design emerging from this search will be illustrated with a basic model that needs improvementBegbrook
1st November 2017Phil LovellInvestment Casting - 42 years foundry experience in the aircraft industry including technology development and production control lab illustrated with samples etc.Begbrook
15th November 2017Electric Loco evening
MC: Bob Lilley
On-the-Table focusing on electric locosBegbrook
6th December 2017Fiona Warrin
Members only please
Ladies Night - The Land Girls - A highly entertaining talk on the Land Girls of WWII. Why they joined, where they went, what they did and how it changed their lives.Begbrook
20th December 2017Members NightBring you stick, disc, model, etc
It's your night
3rd January 2018TBABegbrook
17th January 2018Peter LambBristol's Electricity History - The story of electricity supply development in Bristol from 1863 to 1948, showing little seen photographs of old Bristol.Begbrook