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 the excellent local greasy spoon for refreshment between the afternoon and evening sessions. For some the evening ends at our local hostelry for what are usually wide-ranging and usually non-railway discussions.
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