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  1. Gloria Aldridge

    Gloria Aldridge Full Member

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    Hi Paul,
    Thank you ever so much it is lovely to give something back to the village, as we have only lived here 9 years and everyone has taken to us also I worked in our local hostelry the village pub.All in all things are looking good only wish for more room to have a ride on railway.:(
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Gloria Aldridge Full Member

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    Hi Toto,
    Thank you ever so much, we are doing our best down here, as we have only been members of the 16mm association for e years and my partner has taken over as area co - ordinater now and is Chair of our local group.We have a small committee of 3 people consisting of Chair Secretary and Treasurer, I have been nominated as Secretary. So a lot of writing emails and stuff.As I mentioned to York Paul is lovely to give something back to the village as we have only lived here 9 years and the village school is only a stone throw from where we live.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Hi everyone,
    Am posting a list of rallies and shows that we have been invited too this year, if any members of Platform1mrc are on holiday in Cornwall and are visiting any of these shows please pop along and say hello. 26th and 27th May Helston Railway 1940s week-end, 5th and 6th July Padstow Steam Rally in model tent, 4th of August is our own local Vintage Rally which is held at Grade Ruan Minor on the Lizard Peninsula outside of small model tent where we have been in attendance for 3 years inc this year, 10 and 11th August is Carnell Green Show, 16th 17th 18th West of England Steam Rally in model tent, 14th and 15th September Helston Railway Heritage Transport Week - End, 26th October Exeter Garden Railway Show, 27th October Cornwall 0 Guage Show held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. There is a possibility but not sure as yet as we have to put this to our members that we could be in attendance at East Looe Rally or Show, further details at a later date as this could be 27th and 28th July.
    Regards,
    Gloria (Secretary of Cornwall Group16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers)
     
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    Hi everyone,,
    Have put a list of shows we are attending here in Cornwall but it's gone missing from Narrow Gauge Railways.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Good morning Toto,
    I have put a list on Narrow Gauge Railways of Rallies and Shows we are attending this year with our portable railway but sadly not showing on the site. Please could you help or advise.
    My kindest and best regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Good morning everyone,
    I posted a list of Rallies and Shows we are attending this year, but can't find it, for some reason.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Hi everyone,
    A further update of our portable garden railway, I have posted some details of shows we are attending this year and a photo of our portable railway which is not quite complete as its only the tables that have been built by my partner. More to follow at a later stage.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     

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    Hi everyone,
    Just started a new build for our garden railway exhibit show, a station platform made from odd pieces of scrap stripped wood with a basal wood platform not quite finished as yet, a water crane made from an empty bisto gravy tin a straw. That is also not finished as it needs a further coat of paint plus a base.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     

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    Looks like a good size set of base boards.
    What’s the plan for the railway, test track style, proper model railway wiith scenic’s or just basic placed buildings and station etc??
     
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    Hi SMR Chris,
    It's a proper exhibition railway which we are taking to shows throughout Cornwall possibly beyond as we are booked in at Exeter Garden Railway Show in October. Also hoping to take it to the National Garden Railway Show in Peterborough next year. Yes there are buildings platforms which our group members are building.
    Regards,
    Gloria
     
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    Hi everyone,
    As promised am posting a couple photos of our portable outdoor railway its not quite finished as yet, as we had to get something ready for this week-end coming 26th and 27th hopefully within 2 weeks all be completed with the rest of the track and more buildings. The station halt is made out of balsa wood and strips of wood, the water crane is a large bisto tin cut down with a straw and hink shrink for the bag and dowling for the upright., the shelter is made of bits of wood and lollipop sticks.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     

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    Hi,
    Not sure if my latest posting of our portable railway photo's were showing on my last update yesterday. Will try and post them on here.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     

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    Hi everyone,
    Just to mention that our portable 16mm garden railway will be at Crantock near Newquay on the 22nd June 19.If any members are down this way on holiday please pop along and say hello. Also i do apologise for lack of photo's we are having problems with down loading them. Hopefully soon things will be back to normal once it's all sorted. We are attending Exeter Garden Railway Show in October along with other rallies i mentioned earlier 9n my updates. We are hoping if luck is with us to attend Peterborough Garden Railway next year with our portable railway. Further updates will follow in due course.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Hi everyone,
    Just to mention in case any members of the forum are down on holiday in the Newquay area of Cornwall on Saturday 22nd of this month Crantock Village are holding a Model Railway Exhibition in Crantock Village Hall from 10.00 am until 4.30 pm. We have also been invited to attend with our portable garden railway. Also tomorrow the 20th we are having a Steam Up at our home at The Lizard all welcome.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    I wish we didn't live so far away, I would have loved to visit, mind you our van is out of action at the mo', the power steering pump has given up! I'm waiting on a new 'un to arrive so I can get back on the road.

    Pete.
     
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    Aww sorry to hear that Pete, hope your part arrives soon. Yes we are a bit out of the way down here for people to visit especially now with the holiday season beginning the roads getting congested as well takes awhile to get anywhere these days, as we always leave a day before any event and sleep over ready for the shows next day.
    You take care Pete speak soon and let you know how we got on.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Hi everyone,
    A further update today we are holding our Steam Up where members of the Cornish Group can run locomotives either in our garden or on our portable track I have taken a couple of photos. More to be added later.
    Regards,
    Gloria
     
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    Hi everyone,
    Here is a some photos taken today.
    Regards,
    Gloria
     

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    Hi again,
    Just to say another happy and successful day with members travelling far and near to pay us a visit. They were very impressed with our portable railway and our garden railway some lovely comments s well to say how smooth and realistic our garden railway track as been laid all due to my partner. Now another display on Saturday as mentioned at Crantock near Newquay.
    Regards,
    Gloria,
     
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    Looks like a very professional set up. The group banner sets it all off. :thumbs:
     

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