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Upcoming Swap Meet on the 25th March

[singlepic id=220 w=300 h=233 float=right]On the 25th March, EMRIG will be hosting the first of it’s 2017 Swap Meets at the club premises in the Northmead Mall, Benoni. Our December 2016 Swap Meet was our biggest meet in the history of EMRIG Swap Meets with 52 tables. However, this one on the 25th is proving …

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Tribute and Appreciation Award for Colin Tanner-Tremaine

Editor’s Note:  Here, verbatim, is the tribute speech that Glynn made at the AGM, to honour Colin’s sterling work as club chairman and numerous other contributions to EMRIG over the past years. Afternoon folks, I hope you are all well.  I will hopefully not take much of your time before the festivities start… I was …

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2017 AGM Report

Written by Brian Dawson [singlepic id=664 w=300 h=233 float=right]I arrived at ColinTT’s home about five minutes before the AGM was due to start.  But I had one of the braais and a required gazebo (to shade the food table), so things were delayed a bit while many hands made light work of offloading and successfully …

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The Great Model Train Expo

Emrig will again be attending this wonderful event. To see info and photos from the last time we did this in 2014, go to this post: – The Great Model Train Expo 2014 We look forward to seeing you there!

EMRIG Swap Meet: – 24th September 2016 – Great Friends and Great Trains

September 2016 Swop Meet   GREAT SWOP MEET AND GREAT TRAINS EMRIG will be hosting their third regional Swop Meet for the year on Saturday 24 September 2016. The Swop Meet will be held in the Northmead Mall in Benoni, same place as last February and May. Location: Pretoria Road (Off Snake Road). Main Address, …

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Layout Visit To Kevin Chamberlains’ Home Layout

[singlepic id=672 w=300 h=233 float=right]Did you know that the Burlington Northern Railroad has expanded into the Ebotse Golf and Country Estate? Well it has in N gauge model form. On Sunday 28th August, yes that long ago a bunch of guys from EMRIG, plus a couple of young ladies went to see the progress on …

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Club Visit – Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

On Sunday the 31st January, seven club members and their families travelled to the Sci-Bono Science and Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg to see the resurrected layout that once belonged to Jim McLuskie. Jim opened his home to the club members in early 2014 where the same layout had been built in a dedicated room. …

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2016 AGM feedback

AGM feedback By John Henry [singlepic id=625 w=300 h=233 float=right]EMRIG AGM Sunday 17 January 2016 Folks if you are still waiting for this year’s AGM then you have missed it. So let me brief you on some of the details. The weather was very kind to us. Indeed no El Nino hot weather patterns as …

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Letter from the Chairman, 16 December 2015.

By Colin Tanner-Tremaine This time last month we had just been given notice to vacate our “Paddington Station” which we did so. Since then not much has happened on our model railway front. Although we had been offered another “box” there was much to do in planning our new layout and more importantly to get …

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Club Visit to Danie Wentzel

[singlepic id=588 w=300 h=233 float=right]On Sunday 29th November, Eight members of Emrig were again treated to another spectacular layout visit, this time the one belonging to Danie Wentzel whose home is situated on the extreme North of Pretoria. The invitation was sent out to all the members of Emrig but only the first eight members …

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