Ours is a progressive and friendly club where members are only too pleased to help others who would like to progress in the hobby. Whether it’s a loco that’s broken, a DCC chip that’s not working, a building that needs to be made to look more realistic, a ready-to-run model that needs modifying or a kit that needs building, bashing and weathering, (in all scales from 2mm to 7mm) – there will be members who have ‘been there, done that’, and will be happy to help.
Our members have taken layouts and demonstrations to exhibitions all over the country including Warley, Guildex and ExpoEM. At over 7000 square feet we feel we must have one of the biggest club rooms in the UK with some of the largest scenic layouts anywhere. One of these is a substantial new finescale 00 gauge scenic layout which will be wired for DCC control and will be used to run full-length trains – this could be straight from the current crop of superb ready-to-run models straight out of the box!
Our spacious club rooms are available to full members seven days a week, but most members attend on Wednesday afternoon and evening to work on layouts, when we have the undoubted benefit of a visiting ice cream van! Most then go on to our local hostelry for refreshment between the afternoon and evening sessions. For some the evening ends back at the pub for lively wide-ranging and usually non-railway discussions.
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Huge progress was made earlier in the month on Prestleigh Viaduct and the new scenery boards for Evercreech New. The updated layout page with further pictures can be found here. In what are proving to be ‘interesting times’ our safely spread out members have been busily enhancing their mental well-being with a bit of railway … Continue reading March 2020
Another long gap between updates, but with Christmas and New Year well out if the way it’s suddenly time for the YMRG AGM. This will be the last update with DaveS as Chairman, and time for someone new to boldly chair us into what will be a busy year with South Junction going out twice … Continue reading February 2020
Very much in line with the ethos of the club, what are probably the largest baseboards in the UK travelling together on the same giant stillage, with four normal sized boards for company. This behemoth (which is the size of a small family car) will hopefully be lifted into the 7.5T lorry via the tail … Continue reading All Set for Taunton Rail-Ex
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