Category: Layout Visits

Layout Visit To Kevin Chamberlains’ Home Layout

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 this Burlington Northern layout. …

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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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Club Visit to Danie Wentzel

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 who responded to the …

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Club Visit to Hans Bac’s Amsterdam Trams.

On Sunday 18th October, nine EMRIG members went to another home layout visit. This was following the invitation offered to the club by Hans Bac. The theme of the layout was Trams in Little Amsterdam . Hans has built the layout in the upstairs room in his house adjacent to a small, well kitted and …

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Club Visit To Johan Leeflangs Little Switzerland.

On Sunday the 13th September, the EMRIG members visited Johan Leeflang’s “Little Switzerland”. As Helgard Meyers layout was unique in being historically themed, so was Johan’s, however, pictorially themed. Johan’s model is based on Switzerland where he has visited before and photographed. To totally understand Johan’s vision, one needs to have visited the country and …

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Club Visit To Helgard Meyer’s Fine SAR Layout

The EMRIG members set out on Sunday the 30th of August 2015 to visit Helgard Meyer’s HO scale SAR layout. As is normal, one is uncertain as to what to expect. We have seen a good number of layouts recently, all different and simply amazing.  Surely those could not be beaten. Well this one arguably …

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Club Layout Visit to “Gauteng Freemo Group of South Africa”.

On Sunday the 19th July 2015, the club members were invited to the operations based modular “Gauteng Freemo Group”. As with many modular layouts, the club normally sets up during the school holidays at a school that will host them. This time it was the Panorama Primary school in Roodeport. Wow, the layout was amazing. …

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Club Layout Visit To Ron Gill

On Sunday 29th June 2015, the club outing this month was to see Ron Gill’s N gauge layout. Ron is the current chairman of the Saturday Afternoon Group and more commonly known as SAG. One enters Ron’s home and turns right proceeding down some steps before entering his train room and one simply goes wow!!! …

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Club Layout Visit to Glynn Chamberlain

On Sunday 31st May, it was Glynn Chamberlain’s turn to host the layout visit for the members of Emrig. The turnout was great with many of the members getting together on the day to firstly see what Glynn has done in his world of model trains, and secondly to enjoy the day with other members …

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Club Layout Visit to Andreas Kappmeier

On Sunday March 22nd, our layout visit took us on a journey far out of town to Sasolburg to see yet another amazing layout, this time the completely scenicked Marklin layout belonging to Andreas Kappmeier. Andreas has taken approximately 10 years to build and fully scenic his model railway. His layout is totally freelanced but …

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