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Cwmbran Modelling Society

Welcome to Cwmbran Modelling Society


Web Christmas 2016 joined 

 These web pages have been updated on 21st may 2018


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

As mentioned at the last meeting of the club, our subscriptions for 2018 are due in by June 2018. Should you still be in arrears please contact Pete Newsome or any of the officers who will be pleased to pass on your subscription to him.

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Ralph Davies on Wed 16th May 2018. He was with his family and passed away peacefully with I'm told a smile on his face!

Ralph had been battling with cancer for some while now but I know he was a keen member of the club until the last he was even modifying/building boats until very recently. Our deepest sympathy and best wishes go out to his family.

I don't have details of funeral yet but I understand his daughter wishes it to be known that the family would like as many club members as possible to attend.         

 Club night 21st may will have a displey where members are invited to bring along their half finihsed or abandoned projects for us all to view/discuss and I am sure learn from. Bring as many as you like!

Forthcoming Club nights Programme

This is in addition to the usual business of the club

June 18th Steve Osbourne will give talk on Making Sails.

July 16th Troy Beddis will give talk on Brushed versus Brushless Motors

August 15th Peter Newsome will give a talk on Boat electrics.

Sept 17th Peter Rutsch will give a talk on Adhesives.

Volunteers 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. All craft would 

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.

Ralph Davies Funeral

Funeral arrangements :1st June 2018 @ 3;00pm at the Baptist Chapel Station Road Pontir followed by cremation at Cwmbram Crematorium. Following the cremation there will be a Wake at the Baptist Chapel in Pontir. The family hope that as many members of Cwmbran Modelling Society as possible will attend. Ralph made boat building/Club Membership such a large part of his life so they would like us to celebrate it with them. The request is for No Flowers but Donations may be forwarded to St Davids Hospice who were particularly helpfull to Ralph and his family .








 New video's by Brian & Sue our camera crew has been added to our 

Video Link P age 

Cwmbran Modelling Society's Open Day 2




AGM Minutes attached 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

(If you like model and real Trains, Classic Cars visit their site cms341)

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.

Forthcoming Events

Generation Games Exhibition

27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Amanda Denison Jewellery Showcase

04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Amanda Denison is inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through decay and dilapidation and by the marks stamped on the urban environment. She is drawn to repeated elements that distort and change; her fascination with pattern and surface textures translates into her jewellery.

Leto & Ariadne Craft showcase

04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Craft showcaseLeto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics.

Portal and One Year On Art Exhibition

04/08/2018 - 22/09/2018
Portal and One Year OnFeaturing the work of this year's top UK graduates in the applied arts
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