Our second annual club Open Day in Petersfield-
Sunday 7th June 2015
10am to 4.00pm Adults: £1 Accompanied Children: Free
St Peters Church Hall, St. Peters Road, Petersfield GU31 3HX
Our first Open Day in Petersfield last year was a great success. We look forward to seeing lots of fellow railway modellers from the area again this year.
We hope to have 4 or more layouts built by members of which 2 will be new layouts (in H0 and 00 scales); Figure painting demo; Club S/H items table; Club details/history; Diorama display & Refreshments
Please note that there will be a Farmers Market in The Square, Petersfield on the same day.
Details on UK Model Shops Directory, in forthcoming issues of Railway Modeller, British Railway Modelling & Hornby Magazine and on local community web sites shortly.
We had a number of potential members at the Midhurst show, express interest in checking us out prior to joining. To date not one has contacted us further to come along to a club night or two.
Are we dong something wrong?
If you are out there please contact us we’d love to see you.
Will be at Fareham Rotarail on Saturday 25th APRIL with Nick H’s Kanjiyama. This will be the second year running exhibiting with a Japanese outline N scale layout at this event.
Last year with Yamanouchi Oshika turned out to be that layouts last major exhibition outing before its sale.
Please note correction to date
It was playing trains night on Friedrichstrasse We had the station boards up and several locos running fully under DCC control. Some nifty work by John B prevented expensive locos plunging earthwards- unsighted “drivers” being a risk in the restricted space of the committee room.
The cacophony of sound didn’t seem to bother the carpet bowlers in the main hall.
In the latest issue of Model Trains International (#117) the long time editor of the magazine, which started out under the ownership of Airfix and with a number of different names, has survived for 35 years is retiring, with effect from the next issue.
This is in itself is a sad announcement, but it also it appears that it will be the last issue of the magazine as well.
For those who don’t know the magazine it is a million miles from the glossy Railway Modeller and its high standards of presentation.
This is a magazine about how to enjoy the hobby without needing a small fortune or a mansion to accommodate your layout.
Its about values of the 1940’s- being ingenious in enjoying your hobby with scarce resources and time.
Always a good read, with plenty of novel ideas and often inspiring.
I and I hope many others, will morn its passing and wish Chris Ellis a long and happy retirement.
BACHMANN ANNOUNCE NEW MODELS
A number of new models/ new liveries announced including Ransomes & Rapier 45 ton breakdown crane in SR/ BR & GWR livery
See full announcement http://www.bachmann.co.uk/index.php
WORKDAY- Not many attended but good progress on two layouts.
Five hours of progress on new Southern layout trackwork.
Progress on F/Strasse wiring & fitting of end cheeks for fiddle yard.
Thanks to the five members who attended.
HOBBY NEWS- Air smoothed Merchant Navy from Hornby in 2016
Hornby have confirmed they are developing new model of this iconic class of locos for issue in 2016