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.
Updated November 2016