HOBBY NEWS

HOBBY NEWS
Hornby have announced Southern loco S15, in addition to the Adams Radial announced at Warley and the Class 700 announced last year. The Class 71 announced at Warley is in fact a proposed 2016 introduction.
New livery/number options for the T-9, M7, WC and Schools classes are also planned. The 2-Hal and 2-Bil also appear in new livery &/or number versions. See Hornby site for full details

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR GREETINGS

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR GREETINGS
We have sent mainly e-mail greetings to model railway clubs near to our location or to those which we have past or current  associations. Amongst them are South Hants, Fareham & District, Basingstoke & North Hants, Alton, Farnham & District, Astolat (Guildford), Crawley and Bognor Regis.
We don’t look on local clubs as competitors but as part of this great hobby we all get so much pleasure and fun out of.

BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY COURSE 2014

BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY COURSE 2014
The last session will be held this coming Wednesday (17th).
There are no plans currently to have a similar course in 2015.
So far three courses have been run, but the take up has been low on the last two courses despite initial enthusiasm at launch.
There is a possibility of having a monthly railway interest group at Liphook U3A in 2015, which will cover a wider span of railway interest- local railway history, walks on abandoned lines, visits to places of railway interest in addition to railway modelling.
We will have a table at Liphook U3A’s Open Day in March 2015 to gauge if there is any interest.

WINCHESTER GAUGE 0 EXHIBITION RETURNS in 2015

WINCHESTER GAUGE 0 EXHIBITION RETURNS  2015
We have been advised by Philip Morgan past organiser, that the Winchester Gauge 0 American & Continental Exhibition will return in 2015.
Saturday 17th October 2015 King’s School, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5PN. Open: 10 til 4. The return includes the famous breakfasts and a range of 0 gauge layouts covering US, French & German outline plus trade.

2015 EXHIBITIONS AT WHICH CLUB MEMBERS ARE EXHIBITING THEIR LAYOUTS

2015 EXHIBITIONS AT WHICH CLUB MEMBERS ARE EXHIBITING THEIR LAYOUTS

Matt Wildsmith

The Menin & Fish-Hooks Railway- Astolat Guildford on 17th January
Tellurium Canyon-
Midhurst Modellers Exhibition- The New Grange Leisure Centre- 15th February
Bognor Regis South Downs 7mm NGA Group MRE- Felpham Community Centre- 16th May
Alton Limited- Four Marks Village Hall- 18th July

Nick Harling
Kanjiyama-

Fareham Rotarail 2015 Fareham College- 26th April

The International N Gauge show at Leamington Spa 12-13 September.

Ben Russ
Ehrwald – Midhurst Modellers Show 15th February

Tony Bettger
Idylton Vale- Midhurst Modellers Show- 15th February

Come along and say hello!

See Members Layouts for details & pictures