Polegate & District M.E.C. Lecture Programme 2018

All meetings are at the Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate or at the Track* and commence at 7.30pm

  • January 12th – Hobart’s Funnies – Brian Goldsmith.
  • February 9th – 65 Special – Alan Mclellan.
  • March 9th – Brighton Atlantic Update – David Jones.
  • April 13th – GWR Four Coupled Locomotives – Bob Youldon.
  • May 12th – Kent and East Sussex Railway – Tim Lawrence.
  • June 8th – Running Evening/BBO at Polegate Oaks*. (subject to weather)
  • July 13th – 16mm run night I BBO at Little Oaks*. (subject to weather)
  • August 10th – “Oh we do like to be beside the seaside” – Ian Gledhill.
  • September 14th – Subject to be advised – Andy Probyn.
  • October 13th – My Railways – Phil Gardener.
  • November 10th – Club 2018 Annual General Meeting.
  • December 8th – Derek’s Dastardly Quiz 2018.

Polegate & District M.E.C. Lecture Programme 2017

All meetings are at the Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate or at the Track* apart from in May and commence at 7.30pm

January 13th – Pulmans in Preservation – David Jones.
February 10th – Hailsham & Hellingley – John Cruise.
March 10th – Brighton Trams – Ian Gledhill.
April 14th – Welshpool to Shrewsbury via Hollyhead – Peter Jones.
May 12th – Workshop Time with Dave Boniface.
June 14th – Running Evening/BBO at Polegate Oaks*. (subject to weather)
July 11th – 16mm run night I BBO at Little Oaks*. (subject to weather)
August 9th – Hollycombe Collection – Allan Hodges.
September 8th – TBA
October 13th – Eastbourne at Leisure – Phil Gardener.
November 10th – Club 2017 Annual General Meeting.
December 8th – Derek’s Dastardly Quiz 2017.

Flying visit to the Bluebell railway diesel gala

Given that the children are up just after 6am, and to give my wife a lay-in. We got out of the house quite early. We did first go to the Uckfield model shop but we were so early it was shut. It was only a short distance to Sheffield Park so we went on the spur of the moment for half hour visit to see the Diesel Gala.

View from the bridge at Sheffield Park

View from the bridge at Sheffield Park

Class 20 Number 20905

Class 20 Number 20905

BR Class 5 Camelot

BR Class 5 Camelot

Two Class 20 Numbers 20905 and 20901

Two Class 20
Numbers 20905 and 20901

Class 73 Number 73119

Class 73 Number 73119

Polegate & District M.E.C. Lecture Programme 2016

All meetings are at the Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate or at the Track* and commence at 7.30pm

January 8th – Sussex by the Sea by postcard – Alan Hodges.
February 12th – Thomas Brassie Railway builder – David Jones.
March 11th – Derek’s Dastardly Quiz – Derek Wait.
April 8th – TBA – Bob Youldon.
May 13th – The Crystal Palace – Ian Geldhill.
June 10th – Running Evening/BBO at Polegate Oaks*. (subject to weather)
July 8th – Doing Time – Tony Seabrook.
August 12th – 16mm run night I BBO at Little Oaks*. (subject to weather)
September 9th – TBA – Mike Wheelwright.
October 14th – Enigma (update) – Mick Funnel. Videos of Southern Railway
November 11th – Club 2016 Annual General Meeting.
December 9th – K Boats – Battle of May Island – Jim Hatfield.

Train-set for children

We recently visited the hobby Box in Uckfield because Joseph wanted some buffer stops for his bit of OO track. I was interested to discover a HO gauge children’s train set by “Märklin” in the window. It sits between the wooden push along type of train set and proper ‘grown up’ train sets. It’s aimed at the age range of 3+, remote controlled, uses magnetic couplings, and being HO/OO gauge should run on a full scale layout.

Polegate & District M.E.C. Lecture Programme 2015

All meetings are at the Polegate Community Centre, Windsor Way, Polegate or at the Track* and commence at 7.30pm

January 9th – Spar Valley Line, 50 years of life after B.R. – Brian Halford.
February 13th – Wonderful Wales a tour of its railways. – Peter Jones.
March 13th – Engineering Matters. – Bob Youldon.
April 10th – Filming on the Bluebell – David Jones
May 8th – Bits and Pieces / Phase 2 update. – Club Members.
June 12th – Running Evening/BBO at Polegate Oaks*. (subject to weather)
July 10th – Brooklands the Legend. – Alan Hodges.
August 9th – 16mm run night I BBO at Little Oaks*. (subject to weather)
September 11th – Locomotives of the LMS. – Mike Wheelwright.
October 9th – William Britain. – Brian Chessell.
November 13th – Club 2015 Annual General Meeting.
December 11th – Archive Cine film – John Bishop.