We meet at the Heworth Community Centre, (behind no.36) Applecroft Road York YO31 0HG.
GPS Co-ordinates :
Lat : N 53 degrees, 58. 105 Long : W 01 degrees 02. 774
A map and directions are shown below.
There are variations with this to avoid clashing with bank holidays - see Diary for dates of meetings.
The main purpose of our meetings is to run model trains and the formal (business) part of our meetings is restricted to a short period of time whilst we are all digesting our packed lunches.
Members normally start arriving between 09:30 and 10:00, and having ensured that the kettle is on, we commence setting up a running layout. Generally we set up two layouts on which we can run analogue (DC) trains or Digital Command Control (DCC).
Members are encouraged to bring trains to run (from any part of the world, so long as it is N gauge), Operation of the layout is quite simple, and members are always on hand to explain how it is done. Lunch is taken at about 12 noon, (most members bring a packed lunch), and is followed by a short business meeting, where reports are taken from the Area Secretary, the Treasurer, the Events Manager and the Editor of “MagNnet”, followed by Any Other Business.
Then it’s back to running trains until we start to clear away the layouts at about 15:30.
Annual Subscriptions are £10.00; and there is a £5.00 meeting fee each month.
The AGM of the group is normally held as part of the February meeting.
A larger scale map is available on request
By bus from York station:
• Using Coastline 842, 843 or 848 (Coast bound) leaving at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour
to Stockton Lane Return from Stockton Lane at 07 and 37 minutes past each hour.
• Using First York Bus nr 13 to Stockton Lane (Junction Hempland Lane) leaving at 22 and 52
minutes past each hour. Return from Stockton Lane at 21 and 51 minutes past each hour.
• Using First York Bus nr 11 to Applecroft Road/Stray Road (Right outside Centre) leaving at 05
and 35 minutes past returning at 01 and 31 minutes past each hour until 6.00 pm.
From Stockton Road walk along Whitby Road (Medical Centre on left) follow road around to left
and then right into Applecroft Road. Community Centre is on the right just past Hempland
By car from A64:
Leave A64 at A166 (Bridlington) & A1079 (Hull) exit, and take dual carriageway (A1079) toward City Centre. Passing B&Q keep to right hand lane to roundabout where you take the 2nd exit (still City Centre). At first traffic lights (NB. this is not including pedestrian crossing or Bus Lane control lights) turn right into Tang Hall Lane. After passing shops and going over bridge turn right into Fourth Avenue (this is the 5th right after bridge), continue past school and take next left into Stray Road. The Centre is on the left by bus stop.