0 scale modellers wanted

DCP_1917The local club’s origins are deeply  rooted in the revival of 0 (1:43) scale since the 50’s & in the growth of the Gauge 0 Guild.

Although the scale has grown in popularity in recent years, with RTR models from a number of manufacturers, in the L&DMRC  the  reverse is true. Loss of storage space & the death of a prominent & skilled member of the 0 scale team, means they haven’t had available a layout to present to the public for a number of years.

Until recently the original layout built by Alf & Martin was still in club hands, but it had suffered from a period of near external storage & the need for its current storage location to be used for other purposes. The layout’s size also meant that the layout needed virtually the whole club membership to transport & operate. The last time it was exhibited was in 2005 & colleagues from the then South Hants MRC O gauge group came & assisted in operation.

Now being proposed is a new much smaller layout which could be built, transported & exhibited by  two local 0 scale enthusiasts, both of which are members of the Gauge O Guild. It would however be beneficial to have one or two  new members to join them.

If you are an O scale modeller & are considering joining a local club  please contact us via the club secretary.

See  details of proposed Walmington- on-Sea  O gauge layout which although no longer a club project may be of interest to current club members & potential new members.

http://www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk/welcome/personal-layouts-available-for-exhibition/layout-blogs/

Updated November 2016

MIDHURST MODELLERS SHOW

The club will be making its annual trip to exhibit at the Midhurst Modellers Show on Sunday 14th February 2016 at the Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst.

We will have two club members layouts on display Uberernst in HO scale by Nick Harling , his late father’s layout, last exhibited in the 1990’s and recently re-discovered & part way through refurbishment.                Nouvion 1943 in 1:35 scale narrow gauge by Matt Wildsmith using a mobile phone app to control the speed & direction of the locos.

There will also be a club display table with details of club activities & forthcoming new layouts & events.

Please drop in & have a chat

We have informed all the local press & community sites regarding our attendance & to supplement the rather sparse publicity for the show itself

Alton Febex 2016

Last weekend 6th/7th February, club members assisted in exhibiting Nouvion 1943,  a 1:35 scale narrow gauge layout, by club member, Matt Wildsmith

The layout was operated via a smart phone using a free app.. It was its first public outing & needs a little fine tuning but attracted visitors with its attractive presentation & novelty of operation.

The show was well attended on both days and had a good range of layouts in most scales. We were next to Dock Green, a fine 0 scale layout depicting North London in BR(E) days. DCC & sound.

This is certainly a show we as a club would like to exhibit at again. Thanks to the Alton MRG for looking after us & putting on a well presented & organised local show.