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Local Press Items

From time to time articles about the Society appear in the local press.

Often these have gained us publicity and generated public support for our hobby.

Some of the NADMES cuttings archive is repeated here, (see vandalism separately).
Item from 'The Herald Express', of 6th May 2006.
The Society displayed a room full of G.W.R. and early style railway locomotives in Forde House, (N.A.) as part of the local 'Brunel 200' celebrations. Upstairs the Town Museum hosted a display of photographs featuring old broad gauge railway scenes local to Newton Abbot, and there were also several broad gauge model railways.
Our collection of live steamers was organised by Derek Yates, and proved very popular over the weekend.
In the photo, Keith Fairman poses with Ron's Crampton.

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Item from 'The Weekender', of 6th July 2000.
A general publicity article about the Club, with a lttle history, although we've grown considerably since the article was written.
Includes a photograph and words about Keith, and Bob & Amanda.

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Item from 'The Herald Express', of 6th May 1996.
An article commentng on how Harry's locomotives were saved to the local Town Musuem.
Includes a photograph of several members with locomotives the old Penn Inn track probably dating from the early 1970's.

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Item from 'The Herald Express', of 30th August 1995.
John was Press secretary of the Club at the time, and often tried to promote the the club by inviting the press.
Here the children being entertained at Sandringham Park track helped to promote the Society's forthcoming Exhibition in a local school.

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An article entitled 'Miniatures run out of steam', from 'The Herald Express', of 11th August 1986;
recorded the end of official running at the 2nd Penn Inn track. Good weather helped to ensure a good crowd turned out for this event, which received a reasonable column.
Photos of Ted Bryant with his American 4-4-0, Colin Vickery with his 0-4-2 'Rainhill', and Rob Speare driving John Halligan's 'County' class were featured, although several other members were running locomotives.
The track was used for a final run on the following Sunday afternoon, before being rapidly dismantled by Club members on the same afternoon.

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'All Aboard for the Model Railway Again', report from 2nd March 1988 Herald Express.
Moving forward to the start of work on the Sandringham track, showing part of the excavated earth bank and newly concreted footings.
These were now ready for building up into support piers for the new track bed. Society members regularly braved the cold early spring weather and muddy conditions to monitor progress, and to check corner radii and likely gradients of the new track.

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