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Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 2024

February 2024: Annual JRS Japan New Year’s Meeting Our annual new years meeting will be held in Tōkyō. Exact dates and times to be determined. As usual we will have refreshments after the meeting. Please contact Anthony Robins or our Webmaster for further information.

Past Events

2024

2008-2023
  • 2nd - 7th November 2023: The 4th Railway Art Salon Photo Exhibition will be held at the Gallery Michikusa (14th floor, Fujikyu Building East No. 5 Wing, Minami Ikebukuro 2-25-5), 5 min walk from Ikebukuro Station (same building as Maruzen Ikebukuro Branch). Open 11:00 to 19:00. The organisers are happy to welcome JRS members to this exhibition. The exhibition will have photographs taken by around 75~80 persons from throughout Japan including many vintage photos. Some photographs taken outside of Japan by Japanese photographers may also be exhibited. For more information contact Stephen Turner (ihatespam-stephen.turner@tsjapanrail.com). (remove 'ihatespam-)
  • Late October - Early November: JRS Veterans Tour / After a 5 year hiatus from the COVID pandemic, the Veterans are returning to Japan. The tour is open to all paid JRS members. There will also be opportunites for Japan based members to meet the Veterans. Contact our chairman further information.
  • Early August 2023: Evening get-together with Locomotive Club of Great Britain (LCGB) tour participants during their tour of Japan. Contact Anthony Robins for details.
  • 17th June 2023: JRS Annual General Meeting / The Model Railway Club, Keen House, 4 Calshot Street (near Kings Cross station), London N1 9DA. Starts at 13:00.
  • 26th March 2023: JRS ‘Zoom’ meeting, afternoon (15:00-17:30) and evening (20:00-22:30) sessions (Japan Standard Time, GMT+9). JRS Japan members: please contact Anthony Robins. JRS members outside Japan: please contact Peter Dibben.
  • 4th February 2023: Annual JRS Japan New Year’s Meeting / Our annual new years meeting will be held at a new location this year near Sengakuji Station (Toei Asakusa/Keikyu Lines) in the Takanawa area of Tōkyō. Meeting starts from 14:00. We will have refreshments after the meeting. Please contact Anthony Robins or our Webmaster if you wish to join. There will not be a zoom option for this meeting.
  • 26th - 27th November 2022: JRS Japan Members Bōnenkai / After a 3 year hiatus, the traditional end of year weekend tour is back. JRS Japan Members are invited to join us for an end of year get-together in the Takasaki area. Contact our webmaster or JRS Japan co-ordinator for more information about how to join.
  • 10th - 11th September 2022: JRS Japan Oigawa Weekend Tour - JRS Japan based members are welcome to join our weekend tour to the Oigawa Railway. The tour will be based from Shizuoka, and have opportunities to visit other operators in the area. Please contact our Japan representative Anthony Robins, if you are interested in joining.
  • 27th - 28th August 2022: Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival. The JRS will have a stand at the Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival. It will be held at the Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grsovenor Street Manchester M1 7HL. This is a ticketed event. Further information about the event and ticketing options can be found at the event's web site - http://www.dokidokifestival.com/
  • 16th July 2022: JRS Annual General Meeting. After a 2 year hiatus, the JRS AGM returns to the Model Railway Club, Keen House, 4 Calshot Street (near Kings Cross station), London N1 9DA. In addition to the usual discussion points will be a presentation by Anthony Robins. U.K. and European Members who wish to join in person, and members outside the U.K/European countries who wish to join via Zoom please contact our Chairman, Peter Dibben.
  • 2nd July 2022: Japan Day in Liverpool. The JRS will have a stand at the Japan Society North-West's Japan Day Exhibition. It will be held at the Liverpool Guild of Students, which is located within the University of Liverpool's campus, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR. Admission is free. Further information can be found at the Japan Society NW's web site - http://www.jsnw.org.uk/
  • 14 - 15th May 2022: JRS Japan Kansai Weekend Tour. Choice of one or two days in the Kyōto area, particularly focussing on travel by Keihan. Please contact Anthony Robins if you're interested in joining.
  • 29th January 2022: Annual JRS Japan New Year’s Meeting, returns this year as a hybrid event. In person attendance at Tōkai University Shōnan Campus, lounge on the 10th floor of new building no. 19, starts at 14:00. After many years of hosting the event, this is the final year on site at Tōkai University. The meeting will also be conducted on Zoom for members based outside Japan or who prefer not to attend in person. For the details on how to join, JRS Japan members: please contact Anthony Robins. JRS members outside Japan: please contact Peter Dibben.
  • 10th October 2021: JRS ‘Zoom’ meeting, afternoon (14:00-17:00) and evening (20:00-midnight) sessions (Japan Standard Time, GMT+9). JRS Japan members: please contact Anthony Robins. JRS members outside Japan: please contact Peter Dibben.
  • 7th November 2020: Paul Backhouse’s N Gauge Tohoku City will be at Padiham Model Railway Event at the Padiham Unitarian Chapel Hall next to the Memorial Park in Knight Hill, Padiham, Lancashire, BB12 8JH. Doors are open from 10:00 until 16:00. There is a modest car park, but ample free parking is available at other nearby car parks.
  • 17th October 2020: Peter McConnell will make another appearance with his Z gauge Nippon Tetsudo at Abingdon MRC’s show at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxford-shire OX11 7JN. Opening times are 10:00 till 17:00, and there is free parking on site. The venue is around 11⁄2 miles from Didcot Parkway station.
  • 26th September 2020: Nippon Tetsudo will also be at Tring MRC’s TaD-rail 2020, one of their two annual exhibitions. This one is held at the Cottesloe School, Aylesbury Road, Wing, nr. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0PD. Doors are open from 10:15 until 16:30 and there is free parking.
  • 19th September 2020: Peter McConnell’s Z gauge Nippon Tetsudo is scheduled to appear at Loddon Vale MRC’s Earley Exhibition to be held at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY. The venue is on two levels, of which the upper one is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users. It is half a mile from the station and, although parking is limited, there is ample free parking in neighbouring side streets. Buses also stop close to the venue. The show is open between 10:00 and 16:30.
  • 30th May 2020, JRS Annual General Meeting, The Model Railway Club, Keen House, 4 Calshot Street (near Kings Cross station), London N1 9DA. Starts at 13:00. / Our AGM for 2020 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. A special AGM supplement was included in Bullet-In Issue 105 in lieu.
  • 25th January 2020: JRS Japan New Year’s Meeting: courtesy of Wilfried Wunderlich at Tōkai University Shōnan Campus, lounge on the 10th floor of new building no. 19, starts at 14:00. Evening food and drink follows.
  • 21st - 22nd December 2019: JRS Japan Members Bōnenkai / JRS Japan Members are invited to join us for an end of year get-together in the Ōsaka area. Contact us for further information.
  • 09 - 10/11/2019: The JRS Society stand together with the N gauge layout Hironochō will be at the annual Doki Doki Japanese Festival at Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL. Opening hours are 11:00 until 17:30 on both days. Advance tickets are available online at £12.50, with proceeds going to Aid for Japan which supports orphans of the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
  • 02/11/2019: Sankei Valley makes another appearance at Wycrail ’19 at the Cressex Community School, Cressex Road, High Wycombe, Bucks., HP12 4UG. This popular one-day show is well worth a visit. There is extensive on-site parking and doors are open from 10:00 until 17:00.
  • 19/10/2019: It is back to Sankei Valley for Abingdon MRC’s show at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7JN. Opening times are 10:00 till 17:00, and there is free parking on site. The venue is around 1½ miles from Didcot Parkway station.
  • 13/10/2019: Peter McConnell will be taking his Z gauge layout Nippon Tetsudo to Oxrail, incorporating Zedex, Oxford MRC’s annual show at Abingdon & Witney College, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG. Doors are open from 10:30 till 16:00, and there is free parking at this wheelchair-friendly venue.
  • 21 - 22/09/2019: JRS Chairman Peter Dibben will be at Leigh MRS’s exhibition with his N gauge Hironochō at St Joseph's Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, WH7 2DA. Opening times are 10:00 till 17:00 on Saturday and 10:00 till 16:00 on Sunday.
  • 21/09/2019: Sankei Valley makes another appearance at Loddon Vale MRC’s summer exhibition at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY. Opening times are 10:00 till 16:30.
  • 14 - 15/09/2019: There are no Japanese layouts at the International N Gauge Show this year, but Mr. Hiroshi Kato, President of Kato Models, is scheduled to attend on both days. The venue is the Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN. Doors are open from 10:00 till 17:00 on Saturday and from 10:00 till 16:00 on Sunday
  • 10 August 2019: Peter McConnell resumes the exhibition trail by taking Sankei Valley to the Silver Fox DCC MRC’s exhibition. It is a large show held at Oakgrove School, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, MK10 9JQ. Doors are open from 10:00 till 16:00. There is free parking and the venue is a mile from the Central station.
  • 18 June 2019: This time it is the turn of Nippon Tetsudo again, now at Global Rail, the annual exhibition with an overseas slant organised by the German Railway Society. The event is at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN with doors are open from 10:30 until 16:30. There is free parking on site at this popular venue which typically hosts two or three model railway shows each year
  • 11 May 2019: JRS Annual General Meeting / The Model Railway Club, Keen House, 4 Calshot Street (near Kings Cross station), London N1 9DA. Starts at 13:00.
  • 11 May 2019: Peter McConnell is out on the circuit again, this time with his Z gauge Sankei Valley at South West Herts MRS’s annual exhibition at Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Herts., WD23 2TY. This is a substantial show with more than 20 layouts on one level for easy access, and doors are open from 10:00 till 16:30. The venue is served by a choice of railway stations and is accessible from both the M1 and M25 and has free on-site parking. You might be able to drop in on your way to the JRS AGM in London on the same day
  • 9 March 2019: Peter McConnell will be taking his Z gauge Nippon Tetsudo to Swindon MRC’s Modrail 2019 at the STEAM museum, Firefly Avenue, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2EY. Doors are open between 10:00 and 16:30 withparking available at the nearby Swindon Designer Outlet North public car park.
  • 26 January 2019: JRS Japan New Year’s Meeting / Tōkai University Shōnan Campus, lounge on the 10th floor of new building no. 19, starts at 14:00.
  • 5 January 2019: As ever, Peter McConnell is making an early start to the New Year by taking his Z gauge Nippon Tetsudo to Marlow, Maidenhead & District MRC’s annual exhibition at the Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane,Maidenhead, SL6 3AX. The show is open from 10:00 till 16:30 and there is a limited amount of free parking on site.
  • 1 ~ 2 December 2018: JRS Japan Members Bōnenkai / JRS Japan Members are invited to join us for an end of year get-together in the Nagoya area. Contact us for further information.
  • 18 ~ 19 November 2018: Paul Backhouse will be taking his N gauge Tohoku City to Pendle Forest MRS’s annual exhibition at Park High School, Venables Avenue, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 7DP. Doors are open from 10:00 until 17:00 on Saturday and 10:00 until 16:00 on Sunday.
  • September/October 2018: JRS Veterans Tour / The annual Veterans Tour will take place in late September/early October. The tour is open to all paid JRS members. There will also be a few opportunites for Japan based members to meet the Veterans. Contact us for further information.
  • Saturday 1st September 2018, Current Developments with railways in Japan, with Anthony Robins / 14:00 – 17:00, at Magdalen Hall, St. Mary’s Church, Eversholt Street (near Euston Station), London. From the station, leave by the exit nearest Platform 1 and turn left. The church is about 400 metres on the right. There will be an opportunity for something to eat and drink after.
  • 14th - 16th July 2018: JRS Japan Members Northern Tōhoku Tour / Japanese based members are invited to join our informal tour of railways in Northern Tōhoku. Visiting, non Japan based members are welcome to participate if they are in the country at the time. Please get in touch with our Webmaster for further information.
  • 3rd June 2018: Not strictly a model railway exhibition, but there will be a JRS presence at the Japan Day in Manchester organised by the Japan Society North West. We plan to have a stand with a layout (Hironocho is provisionally pencilled in, but if any member in the area has a modest sized layout that they would like to be considered please contact the Chairman – details inside front cover). The event will be at the Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL from 11:00 - 5:30, and admission is free.
  • 12th May 2018: - JRS Annual General Meeting - 12:30pm at the Model Railway Club, Keen House,4 Calshot Street, London, UK. / Please contact our Chairman or see our Facebook page for more information. Financial and prospective members welcome to attend. The meeting will be followed by model demonstrations and drinks at an external location.
  • 12th May 2018: Currently, the last planned outing for Peter McConnell’s Z gauge Sankei Kansen 2 is at South West Herts MRC’s annual exhibition at Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, WD23 2TY. With more than 20 layouts booked to attend, this is a show worth travelling a little further for than usual, although you will miss the JRS AGM if you do! Doors are open at 10am, so you just have time for a quick look round on your way to the AGM, and show closes at 4:30.
  • 10th March 2018: The Modrail 2018 show organised by Swindon MRC at the Steam Museum marks the debut of another new Z gauge layout from Peter McConnell under the (not very) original name of Nippon Tetsudo. The venue is in Firefly Avenue, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2EY which is 10 minutes’ walk from the railway station from which buses will take you to the Great Western Designer Outlet, where there is also ample parking. Doors are open from 10:00 - 4:30.
  • 17th March 2018: Just a week after its debut, Nippon Tetsudo makes its second appearance at Abrail, the one-day extravaganza organized by Abingdon & District MRC. The new venue for this well-established show is at Abingdon & Witney College, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG and doors are open from 10:00 - 5:00.
  • 7th April 2018: Kamahashi Kikanku will be at the N Gauge Society Berkshire Area Group’s Open Day at Sindlesham Baptist Church Hall, opposite Sindlesham Green on Bearwood Road, Sindlesham, RG41 5BB. Doors are open from 10.00 - 4.00 and, as you might expect, all layouts on display are N gauge.
  • 21st/22nd April 2018: Peter Dibben has an outing with his N gauge Hironocho at the Liverpool Model Railway Exhibition, to be held at The Ian Robinson Sports Centre, Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 0QP. Doors are open on Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00, and on Sunday from 10:00 - 4:30. Adult admission is £5.00 (£4.50 if retired).
  • 29th April 2018: Peter McConnell will be at Globalrail 2018, the show organized by the German Railway Society at Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN with his Z gauge Nippon Tetsudo, Doors are open from 10:30 – 4:30 and there is free parking on site.
  • 17th February 2018: Roger Comber will have his steam preservation depot layout in N gauge Kamahashi Kikanku at the East Reading show in aid of the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway at The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Road, Reading RG1 3LB. Doors are open from 10:00 till 16:30 and there is free on site parking for this small local show. The venue is about a mile and a quarter’s walk from Reading mainline station or you can take the local bus to Cemetry Junction.
  • 25th November 2017: For the final exhibition of this year, Peter McConnell’s Sankei Kansen 2 will be at Letchworth MRS’s annual exhibition at Etonbury Academy, Stotfold Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6XS. Doors are open from 10:00 till 16:30. There is free on site parking and Arlesey station is less than a mile away
  • 11th November 2017: Peter Dibben’s N gauge layout Hironocho (featured in Continental Modeller) is at Doki Doki, the Manchester Japanese culture event where we will have a Society Stand. This will be held at the Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL, from 10:00 until 19:00. Proceeds from the event go to Aid for Japan which provides long-term support for orphans of the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan. More info at: http://dokidokifestival.com. If you can help on our Society Stand on the day, please contact Peter Dibben.
  • 7th January 2017 - Peter McConnell is making his first appearance of the New Year with Sankei Kansen 2 at Marlow, Maidenhead & District MRC’s annual exhibition at the Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 3AX. The show is open from 10:00 - 17:00 and there is a limited amount of free parking on site.
  • 14th January 2017 - Peter McConnell will have his Z gauge Sankei Kansen 2 layout at the NMRA’s Annual Winter Meet at Benson Village Hall at Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6LZ. Doors open 10:00 - 16:00.
  • 22nd January 2017 - Ian Milroy’s N gauge Kuritu line will be on show at Astolat MRC’s annual exhibition at The Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD. This is a new venue for this well-established show, and for the first time there is ample free parking. Doors open 10:00 - 17:00.
  • 11th February 2017 - Peter McConnell will be at Milton Keynes MRS’s 2017 Exhibition at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes. MK14 6BN with his Z gauge Sankei Kansen 2. Doors are open from 10:00 till 16:30.
  • 25-26th February 2017 - The final public appearance of Ian Milroy’s Kuritu line at Solent MRG’s Eurotrack event at Oasis Academy Lord's Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 OXN. Opening times are 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and 10:00 till 16:40 on Sunday.
  • 11th March 2017: Peter McConnell will again have his Sankei Kansen 2 at Swindon MRC’s Modrail 2017 at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY. Doors are open between 10:00 and 16:30 with parking available at the nearby Swindon Designer Outlet North public car park.
  • Late September ~ Early October 2016 - Veteran's Tour / Our annual informal 'Veteran's Tour' was held later in the year than normal. The format was the same as previous years' in that it was not a formally organised nor an escorted one, but a group of members travelled together at their own expense. The area of focus for this year's tour was the Chūgoku & northern Kyūshū areas. Contact our Webmaster or Chairman for further information about the next tour.
  • 20/08/2016 - Japan Day 2016 / The JRS had a stand at the Japan Society North-West's Japan Day Exhibition. It was held at the Liverpool Guild of Students, which is located within the University of Liverpool's campus, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR. Admission was free. Further information can be found at the Japan Society NW's web site - http://www.jsnw.org.uk/JapanDay/
  • 28/05/2016 - JRS Annual General Meeting / 12:30pm at the Model Railway Club, Keen House,4 Calshot Street, London, England. Please contact our Chairman or see our Facebook page for more information. Financial and prospective members welcome to attend. The meeting will be followed by model demonstrations and drinks at an external location.
  • 23/04/2016 - The turn of Sankei Kansen at Hope Methodist Church’s Model Railway and Bygone Days exhibition at Rushden Academy, Hayway, Rushden, Northants., NN10 6AG. Profits will go towards funding a new Methodist Centre in Higham Ferrers. The show is open from 10:00 until 16:00, and there is free parking available.
  • 09/04/2016 - Peter McConnell brings his Sankei Valley layout to Luton MRC’s biennial exhibition at Stopsley High School, St. Thomas’ Road, Luton, LU2 7UX. Doors are open from 10:30 until 17:00 with parking on site.
  • 24/03 - 11/04/2016 - The JRS provided assistance to the Railway Touring Company's Japan 2016 tour.
  • 12-13/03/2016 - Peter McConnell’s Z gauge Sankei Valley layout is at Basingstoke MRCs annual Model Rail exhibition at Aldworth Science College, Western Way, Basingstoke, Hants., RG22 6HA. Peter assures me that he is able to manage this without the aid of a Tardis (see previous entry) as the layout will be in the charge of his regular assistant on the Saturday while he is at Swindon. Doors are open from 10:00 until 17:00 on Saturday, and 10:00 until 16:00 on Sunday, and there is extensive free parking for this large show with two dozen layouts and 26 traders already booked.
  • 12/03/2016 - Peter McConnell is exhibiting Sankei Kansen at Swindon MRC’s Modrail 2016 at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY. Doors are open between 10:00 and 17:00 and the Museum is open throughout the show, so it is well worth considering visiting both on the same day. Parking available at the nearby Swindon Designer Outlet North public car park.
  • 20/02/2016 - Risborough & District MRC’s Risex 2016 is the venue for Peter McConnell’s next outing with his Sankei Kansen, at the Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9AX. Doors are open from 10:00 till 17:00 and there is a public car park opposite the venue.
  • 20/02/2016 - Nick Harling’s Kanjiyama appears at Tonbridge MRC’s annual exhibition at the Angel Centre, Tonbridge, TS9 1SF. The show boasts over 30 layouts and is open from 10:00 till 17:00. There is extensive public parking available around the venue which is a shortwalk from the railway station.
  • 31/01/2016 - JRS Japan Member's New-Year Meeting / JRS Japan members will join together for a meeting at Tokai University's Shōnan campus, nearest station Odakyū Tōkaidaigaku-mae. 14:00 discussion and photos, followed by food and drink nearby.
  • 07/11/2015 - JRS London Catch-up / JRS get-together at the Ruislip Lido Railway (Willow Lawn Station) at 13.00. Willow Lawn is convenient for the car park (end of Reservoir Road) and can also be reached by bus H13 (half-hourly) from Ruislip Station (Metropolitan Line). We will have a ride on the railway and visit the workshops before time for refreshments and conversation.
  • 16/05/2015 - JRS Annual General Meeting / 12:30pm at the Model Railway Club, Keen House,4 Calshot Street, London, England. Please contact our Chairman or see our Facebook page for more information. Financial and prospective members welcome to attend. The meeting will be followed by model demonstrations and drinks at an external location.
  • October 2014 - Tōkaidō Shinkansen 50th Anniversary
  • 25/08/2014 - Japan Day 2014 in Manchester / The JRS will have a stand at the Japan Society North-West's Japan Day Exhibition which will be held in Manchester. More details about this event will be made available as information comes to hand. Information about the event may be found on the Japan Society NW web page.
  • 24/05 to 07/06/2014 - JRS Veterans Tour / This years tour will focus primarily on Hokkaido and a few 3rd sector lines in Aomori Prefecture. In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet the tour group and Japanese based members in the Kanto region on Saturday 7 June. Contact our Chairman and/or Website Administrator for further details regarding the tour.
  • 17/05/2014 - JRS Annual General Meeting / 12:00pm at the Model Railway Club, Keen House,4 Calshot Street, London, England. Please contact our Chairman or see our Facebook page for more information. Financial and prospective members welcome to attend. The meeting will be followed by model demonstrations and drinks at an external location.
  • 19 - 21/04/2014 - York Model Railway Show / Held at the York Racecourse, Ron Upton's layout "Temple Falls" will feature at this show with several other JRS members in attendance. For further information please see the show's official website: - York Model Railway Show
  • 30/11/2013 - JRS London 'Bonenkai' / JRS Members in (or who are visiting) the Greater London area are welcome to join us for an end of year drink on Saturday 30th November from 1pm(ish). Venue to be determined. Please contact our Chairman or our Website Administrator (via email or Twitter) for further information.
  • 16/11/2013 - Royston MRC Exhibition / Our Chairman and long time member Colin Brown will be in attendance at this exhibition with Japanese HO & N gauge models. Bassingbourn Village College, S End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 5NJ ‎.
  • 02/11/2013 - Wycrail 2013 / This exhibition will feature the final demonstration of the layout 'Yamanouchi Oshika', and will be available for sale at the conclusion of the show. Visit this link for further informaion - Wycrail 2013 / Peter McConnell's Z Gauge layout 'Sankei City' was exhibited at several locations across England during 2013 including: -
  • 05/10/2013 - Beaconsfield MRC exhibition, Beaconsfield High School for Girls, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1RR. Open 10:30am - 5:30pm
  • 13/10/2013 - Zedex 2013, the convention of Z gauge railway modellers. Southmoor Village Hall OX13 5BY
  • 19/10/2013 - Abingdon MRC show, Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road Didcot, OX11 7JN.
  • 30/11/2013 - Letchworth MRC Exhibition, Etonbury Academy, Stotfold Rd, Arlesley, SG15 6XS. Open 10:00am - 4:30pm. Complimentary bus service available from the Spirella Car Park (SG6 4ET).
  • 12 - 13/10/2013 - RAMMA Exhibition in Sedan (Ardennes, Northern France) / JRS Belgium member Claude Binamé will be exhibiting his layout 'Tennoji' in Sedan, in Northern France. Please see the links below for further information about the layout and RAMMA (in French) / http://www.train-tram.be/model/tennoji2/ville/index.htm / http://www.train-tram.be/model/tennoji2/ligne/index.htm / http://www.train-tram.be/model/tennoji2/depot/index.htm / http://www.ramma.org/
  • 10/10/2013 - Sesquicentennial (150th) events for the arrival of the 'Choshu Five' in London. Japanese Embassy, London. http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/event/2013/choshu/index.html
  • 06/10/2013 - Cambridge Museum of Technology Trains Day / Our Chairman will be in attendance at this event featuring Japanese HO gauge kits & N gauge Trams. The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD. For more information please visit http://www.museumoftechnology.com/
  • 07 - 08/09/2013 - International N Gauge Show / Featuring the layout 'Heiko Stoll' and will also feature the demonstration of 'Temple Falls' by Ron Upton. Our website sponsors Japan Model Railways will also have their trade stand at the show. Warwickshire Entertainment Centre, Leamington Spa CV31 1XN.
  • 21/09/2013 - JRS Annual General Meeting / 12:00pm at the Model Railway Club, Keen House,4 Calshot Street, London, England. Please contact our Chairman or see our Facebook page for more information. Financial and prospective members welcome to attend. The meeting will be followed by model demonstrations and drinks at an external location.
  • 07/07/2013 - London Area Summer Social Gathering / Our London & S.E. England members are getting together for a visit to the Brunel Museum at Rotherhithe, followed by lunch & drinks. Please contact our webmaster for further information about this event.
  • 01/06/2013 - Japan Day 2013 in Liverpool / The JRS had a stand at the Japan Society North-West's Japan Day Exhibition. It was held at Liverpool Hope University, Cornerstone Building, Creative Campus, Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP. Further information can be found at the JSNW's web site - http://www.jsnw.org.uk/JapanDay/.
  • Photo's from the event can be found on our Facebook page.
  • 25 - 26/05/2013 - RAILEX 2013 Model Railway Exhibition / The layout 'Temple Falls' by Ron Upton, is a demonstration of modern Japanese N gauge modelling & will feature at this exhibition. Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP. A heritage bus service will operate from Aylesbury Station to the show.
  • 13 - 14/04/2013 - Crawley Model Railway Exhibition / Liphook Model Railway Club's layout 'Yama-no-ouchi Oshika' (as featured in Bulletin 75) will feature at this exhibition. Tanbridge House, Guildford Road Horsham RH12 1SR. Open 10am - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm
  • 15/12/2012 - JRS Annual General Meeting / 12:00pm at the Model Railway Club, Keen House,4 Calshot Street, London, England. Please contact our Chairman or see our Facebook page for more information. Financial and prospective members welcome to attend.
  • 08/12/2012 - JRS Member Dan Free's Lecture on railways in the Meiji-era (Tokyo JRS Members-Only Event) / 2:30pm at the Hitotsubashi University Railway Society, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo.
  • This lecture is being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hitotsubashi University Railway Society and financial JRS members have been invited to attend. The subject matter will be similar to the public lecture to be held in Osaka. Further information can be obtained at http://www.ikkyo-tekken.org/kouenkaiannai.htm or by contacting Dan or Tomio Ozawa.
  • 01/12/2012 - JRS Member Dan Free's Lecture on railways in the Meiji-era (Osaka Open Lecture) / 2:00pm at the Modern Transportation Museum, Bentencho, Osaka. / New York based member Dan Free is conducting a lecture about the Meiji-era railways and their impact on the rapidly rising economy of the period. This event is open to the general public and more information can be obtained by contacting Dan by email or to Hirosji Saijo. (_iyayospam inserted to prevent spambot generated emails)
  • 17/11/2012 - Royston Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition / 2 miles north Royston on A1198 (towards Huntingdon). Left at Kneesworth crossroads along The Causeway, about 1 mile to far end of village. Kneesworth/Bassingbourn are linked villages with no obvious split. Exhibition organised by Royston MRClub with an excellent tradition of over 20 years of this annual show, usually held in Royston; this year for 1st time in the new venue. Layouts in various gauges and origins including less seen aspects of the wonderful railways of Japan, much of which originates from their British roots (an inexpensive book 'Japanese Railways in the Meiji Period, 1872-1912' (£6) in 40 pages fully describes the British origins will be available for purchase).
  • 19/07/2008 - Japan Day in Liverpool / The event was held in Mountford Hall of Liverpool University, which is the University Guild of Students building at the top of Brownlow Hill, the street to the immediate right of the landmark Adelphi Hotel. It was opened by the Japanese Ambassador who was welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (and, we hope, the University Vice-Chancellor).