The Club’s Great Move

The gang using anything and everything to move the layout.

The gang using anything and everything to move the layout.

As club members will know, the Checkers centre has slowly been closing down in preparations for renovations which will take about a year to complete. This meant that the club also needed to vacate the shop that we were using.

Fortunately our chairman, Colin Tanner-Tremaine (or Colin TT for short) went above and beyond looking for a new venue. Ironically, that new venue turned out to be the same mall and shop that the club moved out of before moving to the Checkers Centre.

The team met up at 09h00 on Saturday the 15th Feb 2014 and started dismantling the layout’s. Fortunately there were many bakkies, and trailers to transport the “club” to the new premises. With half the team moving the modules over to the new premises, that team stayed there and started assembling the layout while the other half continued dismantling and loading

Below are some photos of the move. Click on the image once to get a larger view, and then again for a larger view still.

EMRIG Swap Meet, 1st March 2014

On Saturday the 1st of March 2014, the club will be hosting a swap meet organised my Mervyn Mark and the Emrig team. This will be at the new club premises which is next to Mr. Price at the Northmead Mall in Benoni. This is the exact same shop the club was in before moving to the Checkers centre in Benoni a couple of years ago.

To see a map, click here

The event opens at 09h00 and finishes at 12h00 on the day. All the usual sellers will be there so please come along and enjoy the morning. The traders that have booked are Mark Trains,  Natures Model Scenery, Digitrax by John Burkhardt,  The Train Team, Craig’s Models from Pretoria, Jean Dulez, Ralph Davey’s “Southern Pacific” models, Jim McLuskie, Glen van Dyk and Tom Prinsloo.

Do not forget to bring lots of money.

The pony club will be in attendance with their delicious Boereworse rolls, hamburgers and drinks. ( Note: – no horse meat, just beef)

Lastly, just come along and watch the trains running… Or run a train yourself.