Category: Club News

Swap Meet Report for the 25th March

Written by Brian Dawson. Photos by Brian Dawson It was allegedly the largest Swap Meet EVER held in South Africa! 67 tables were set out in the Northmead Mall on Saturday 25th March 2017! ALL the major traders were there, as well as many new smaller traders and individuals… A large group of committed club …

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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 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 erecting the gazebo, despite …

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2016 AGM feedback

AGM feedback By John Henry 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 we experienced recently in …

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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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Emrig Workshop / Clinic

By Kevin Chamberlain On Sunday 27th September, the club held the first of hopefully many model railroad clinics in one of the vacant rooms upstairs at the Northmead Mall.  To say the least, the turnout was fantastic with approximately twenty or more members in attendance. The topics covered were wide and varied with Colin starting …

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Church Visit to EMRIG

On Sunday the 24th May, EMRIG was asked by member Noel Stoddart, if a church group could visit and see what model trains was all about. The group that visited EMRIG’s were the Pathfinders from the Atlasville, 7th Day Adventist Church. The Pathfinders normally meet every 2nd Saturday after Church at about 2 o’clock. During …

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A new lease of life again

The EMRIG club again has a new lease of life for the foreseeable future after a good 4 months of nothing!. The owner and management of Northmead Mall have allowed the club to move into the old “Paddington’s” bookshop after they unfortunately moved out about 2 months ago. Last Sunday (12-04-15), a gang of guys …

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Another move

Well, just over two weeks ago, our Chairman, Colin TT, received a phone call from the centre management with bad news!!! and then some good news!!! Bad news was that we had to move out of the space we were occupying as soon as possible as they had secured a new tenant for the shop. …

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Website downtime

Apologies for the website being out of action. There are some issues at the web hosting service provider. They are currently working on the fault. The web site is also very slow due to this. Please be patient and we are sorry for the inconveniance.