27th July 2016

A big tidy up at the back of the shed means that we can now replace the curtains and recommence woodworking on the Heyno Junction boards.

An EMU was seen running around Welton Down continuously for most of the evening without derailment or rearranging itself which proves that layout works best without human interference!!

TS_long_goods_trainATrains also ran on South Junction which features in the current Model Rail magazine, now available in all good newsagents!

Trains also ran on The Summit. It appears the layout needs extending due to the length of our goods trains which can no longer be accommodated in the refuge sidings or fiddle yard!  The point on entry to the fiddle yard left has been sorted by Ed and just needs high-speed testing on all tracks.


The group has very kindly been offered a shed boarded out for a layout and it is hoped that at least some of the boards will be suitable for the new Youth Section layout.

Perhaps the greatest excitement was found on the Hornby-Dublo 3-rail layout which has been in temporary residence at the club for track re-alignment to incorporate a city style station using modified original parts.  Dave S spent most of Wednesday wiring up the GPO mail bag equipment so it cannot be connected incorrectly – we get worse with age you know!

Once connected Dave was (allegedly) seen Morris dancing around the board.  Then much ‘testing’ took place sending the only mail bag to one side of the layout and then back again – what fun!  The HD system must be DIGITAL as it only needs two wires!!

Open Day – 9th July 2016

YMRG had a very successful Open Day.  The refreshments were excellent and the layouts performed well.  Both members and the many visitors appeared to have an enjoyable time with many favourable comments received.

YMRG Open Day

This is supposed to be a constructive and fun hobby and hopefully the group were able to demonstrate just how much fun (and construction) there is to be had!

Some interest was shown in the full length Lima HST seen on South Junction.  Details of the various upgrades carried out and planned can be found here.

29th June 2016

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Heyno Junction ready for Open Day

This week work continued in readiness for Open Day.  Heyno Junction was relocated to its new position in the club room although perhaps the wrong way round?  Anyway it looks good for Open Day.




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Wiring Evercreech New ready for Open Day

The main achievement was the positioning of Evercreech New, connecting all the boards and having the Jinty running from end to end without ‘digital’ assistance. Well done all!

Holly Junction continues to develop with further low relief buildings appearing to complete the High Street.  That’s real shops from before the days of charity shops, bookies, nail bars and estate agents!


There are a couple of problems on the curves of the test track, due to the use of Sundeala board, which will be sorted on Wednesday.

Rolling stock has now appeared on Summit, as well as Gas works so all we need is good weather on the day.