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The East London Model Railway Group

Project location: London | Redbridge | Gants Hill

Part of the Clusters: Grassroots Giving | London | Project Dirt

Type: Other

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Latest Activity: 4 months, 1 week ago

Created: Thursday March 27, 2014

Members: 8

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The East London Model Railway Group

It's another busy year of community projects for the East London Model Railway Group. Thanks to the generous grant from the Skipton Building Society we have been able to buy the materials needed to progress our model railway layouts. These materials included timber, plastic material, electronic components, paint, glue, printer ink, card,electric motors, the repair of our power drill,and plastic storage bins to keep things tidy. This money also provided two new locomotives for the children's layout, this is the layout that children can operate at community events. We are now busy printing out the templates of buildings for children to make their own buildings.

This year we are continuing with a project with the Challenge Network, we are providing 8 days of activities for young people aged 16 to 19 years, they will visit our club to photograph our models and they will provide an enterprise team to design a gadget for use by railway modellers. In February Challenge Network came to our club to paint 2 murals of locomotives that are now displayed at the entrance to our club room.

Community projects already booked for 2014 include -

Taking a model railway to be displayed at the Canvey Island Transport Museum model railway show in April.

Taking a small layout to the model railway show at St. Joseph's Community Centre Wexford, Ireland for Easter. Profits from this show go towards running this centre. This layout was totally built with the Skipton Building Society money.

Taking 2 small layouts to the Community Volunteer Service open day at the Vicarage Shopping Centre, Barking in April.

Taking a small layout to a function at the Holy Trinity Church in Rayleigh, Essex in May.

Taking several layouts to the Waltham Abbey Gunpowder Mills Railway Weekend in July.

Taking 5 layouts to be displayed in the hobbies tent at the Newham Town Show in July. This event normally attracts over 40,000 visitors.

Without the money from the Skipton Building Society most of the building of our layouts would have ground to a halt, all of our money goes on paying the rent for our club room. All in all, 2014 looks as though it'll be a very successful year.

The East London Model Railway Group

London | Redbridge | Gants Hill