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Membership Renewals
On the envelope that this issue was sent in it shows if your membership has expired and is now due for renewal Please renew online now at
or by post to: James Lucas, NMRA BR Registrar, 12 Yeomead, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 1JA
Social distancing and self isolating
As we are all experiencing this new way of life and adjusting to it, on 25th April I gave a clinic on “How to Weather a Locomotive in 5 Minutes” on the first ever NMRA-X Virtual Facebook Convention organised and coordinated by Gordy Robinson from his home in Orkney with 25 contributors delivering 24 hours of live clinics, layout tours and presentations broadcast via Facebook Live to the world. Rob Clark also presented his clinic on “Is Model Railroading Art?”. NMRA-X could be a regular feature as this type of presentation fulfills the NMRA mission of promoting model railroading to everyone globally.
Don’t forget about the Square Foot Modelling Challenge 2020 see page 29 for details and The Model Tree Shop products on page 21 that must be included on the entry. Good Luck...!
Help needed - We would like to do a Back2Basics article on O gauge/7mm scale and need to find a volunteer or two to author it. Please contact Mike Arnold
St. Louis 2020 National Convention and National Train Show cancelled
The NMRA National convention, Gateway 2020, was scheduled to start on July 12, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri.That being said, the local host group has determined that they can no longer continue with the preparations and operation of the convention.
Sponsor the 75th Anniversary issue of Roundhouse
Donate £50 for a half page advert to appear in the September issue of Roundhouse with your choice of wording and photos to let everyone know why you support the NMRA BR. Send to
Help Wanted
75th Anniversary Cover Photo for Roundhouse - Prototype or Model that best describes the NMRA British Region. Photos must be high resolution in a vertical format. Win One Year Silver Membership Paid for the selected photo closing date is 1st August 2020.
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New NMRA British Region Website - - now fully working.
Take a look at all of the benefits of membersip that is included with region services plus the full listing of divisions, members layouts, region library and read 15 years of Roundhouse online.
Many thanks to David McLaughlin who proofreads Roundhouse before printing and checks the words finding things that I may have missed. Did you find the mistake in the March/April issue?
Peter Bowen
Roundhouse Publisher and NMRA BR Membership Director
  NMRA British Region ROUNDHOUSE is published on the 15th of January, March, May, July, September, November Peter Bowen graphic design and layout, editing, writing and publication.
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For commercial advertising in Roundhouse please contact: Robert Henworth, Advertising Manager All advertising artwork must be sent to Robert and paid for in advance of publication.
Please send all NMRA membership and Roundhouse subscription enquiries to James Lucas,
NMRA BR Registrar
NMRA British Region Board of Directors 2019 to 2020 Charles Hendy, President Jonathan Small,Vice President Chris James,Treasurer Peter Bowen, Membership Peter Lloyd Jones, Secretary
James Lucas, Registrar
           2020 NMRA Membership
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