Model Trains in Petersfield Sunday 7th June

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.

Next exhibition appearance (with corrected date!!!)

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

Last night at the club

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.

Chris Ellis announces his retirement

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.

Thank You.