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Cwmbran Modelling Society

Welcome to Cwmbran Modelling Society

Web Christmas 2016 joined 

At our home waters in Cwmbran, all are welcome to come along and enjoy the marine models on the water and join in with the members friendly banter

Hi Fellow Enthusiasts/Members

Meeting October 15th 2018

Chairman's Cup Competition

Members are invited to bring along thir models for display  and judging for the best models in each category. As usual voting will be by all the members and the winners decided by those with the most votes in each category. The officers will adjudicate but do not decide the outcome.

Categories are                                Class one  Scratch built Marine models

                                                        Class two  Kit build Marine models

                                                        Class three Almost ready to run Marine models

Members can enter as many models as they like in each or all categories

"All the more the merrier"

Non members can attend but do not take part in the voting process

GOOD LUCK to all

 

 

 

Volunteers are invited to give further talks on boat related subjects. I know we as a club have a wealth of knowledge and experience wih all our members. I'm certain we will all benefit from any talk given.

Meeting 22nd May 2018 by 20 members, The part finished boat section was extremely well supported.

A suggestion has been made that there should be a part finished section at the open day. Another suggestion is we hold informal races at the lake on Sunday morning.

It has been agreed that a second open day be held at the boating lake possibly second saturday in April but subject to confirmation. This will be called The Ralph Davies Memorial Open Day and will be open to other invited clubs as with the present open day     

Open Day 2018

This event was extremely well attended by us as well as by visiting clubs.

Possibly our best show yet well done everyone.

Our thanks to Margam Park, Sedgemoor and Cardiff Modellers for their support.

New video's

New videos by Brian & Sue our camera crew have been added to our Video Link Page 

AGM Minutes

The AGM minutes have been uploaded to the Society Information Update Page


 

At the Club meetings, several ideas have been floated for the funding of our nominated charity, as our Club Boats are requiring an update of radio gear and as the Sunday sail times in the summer have been changed due to council boats being on the silt ponds, the window of their useful use has been reduced to less than an hour. It was decided to keep the have a go boats for our OPEN DAY use only. A collection box has been made for the Sparkle donations for club nights with good result to date.

Wednesday sail times for club members has been reset to a 12.30 pm start

I hope the information you find on our  web pages will be of use to you, as we are a Marine Modelling Club set up by its members for all of its members and members of the public to view our models at lakeside and to join in and enjoy our hobby activities. As the club is open to all sorts of Marine Craft (NO IC Engines allowed) we have usually on display on the park lake waters and silt ponds, Sunday Mornings and Wednesday afternoons, a variety of marine craft sailing on the surface and below it.

There is usually a lot of friendly banter being exchanged along with technical information at our informal meetings at lakeside.

The  Open Day and Chairperson Competition that the club run this year allowing models to be entered irrespective of the amount of work each society member had put into the completion of their model. This allowed every member the chance to enter a model or two. The enfaces today in the society is not being on the member’s capability in the modelling making department as was in the past, but on the owners enjoyment of their own marine craft. Those that have no modelling experience have been helped along the way by other members with the required knowledge to help them. It’s nice today to see some of those modelling novices now handing on their knowledge they have picked up with their time with the club to the newer and some older club members. 

We have a new list of club members that have managed to pick up the Society's Trophies, Updated pictures taken of our Chair comp. Open Day Comp.  have been added  to our picture gallery, old pictures removed.

Video of our events taken by Brian and Sue Attwood can be seen on YOU TUBE

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See our Video Links Page for easy access to Model Boat Video's.

 

 

New on our WEB Pages

  • Update to Club Night Lists - Please note that Meetings now start at 7.00pm
  • New promotion page for Society Open Day event 
  • Extra page added to supply important information on forth coming events of interest to Society Members.

Last Modified on: 23-10-2018

Forthcoming Events

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.

Suffrage -Textiles Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Textiles celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. An exhibition focusing on textile art and political expression to mark the Centenary of Women's Suffrage. In the early 20th Century women used skills learned at home to give voice to their political struggle; in aprons, ribbons and banners they visually propelled their call for universal suffrage to a wider audience.
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