Scale Rail International- a suitable replacement for MTI?

The first issue of an A5 sized magazine called Scale Rail International was published earlier this month as the July/August edition. Aimed at those non- mainstream modellers who faithfully followed  Model Trains International , it is available by subscription  for 6 issues  from

CF Productions, 34 Hamsey Crescent, Lewes BN7 1NP for £21.60. Cheques payable to I.C.Ford.

(Also apparently available from “selected model shops” for £3.60 per copy)

The magazine is edited by Chris Ford

Hobby News

Weaver Models, a well known US producer of 0 gauge rolling stock, announced ,with little notice, the retirement of its owner & closure of the company with effect from the end of June.

No reason has been seen for the short notice given to customers & staff.

We celebrate a long serving member’s “significant” birthday

Last Friday (24th) we quietly celebrated Eric’s 80th birthday presenting him with a card signed by members and consuming a sponge cake made by a members wife.

Eric has been a club member for over 30 years & was treasurer for over 20 years.

He is a very skillful builder of model buildings in wood & card. With his son Andrew he has built baseboards for most of the club layouts & many for members. He is a carpenter by trade & still works nearly a full week.