Unfortunately the publishers of this free monthly publication decided to cease publication in the last few weeks. The final issue was dated January 2020 and copies were distributed by us to the Liphook & District MRC and the Lis Model Railway Group before the Christmas 2019 break.
Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year to railway modellers local, in the rest of the UK, Ireland, Mainland Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australasia- in fact anywhere where this wonderful hobby is practised and enjoyed!
Pease keep in touch…
Sunday 27th October 2019
In its 55th year the L&DMRC put on another good Open Day event with 4 fine layouts in N HO and OO covering German and British subjects.
Unfortunately the complete change in the weather from the Saturday- very wet and dismal to Sunny and dry on the Sunday seem to have had an effect on potential visitors on this first Sunday of the half term
Those who didn’t attend missed an enjoyable day chatting about model trains, watching some fine layouts and having some great cake!
The participants including the Milland Valley Railway Modellers demonstrating some scenic work and tree making, had a great low key day, with lots of chat and a bit of modelling. Thanks to the L&DMRC for inviting us.
Popped into see L&DMRC lads hard at work on Lavender Hill and Friedrichstrasse layouts for their forthcoming Open Day. Dark chocolate biscuits handed over!
Friedrichstrasse looking particularly fine. Hope they get a good crowd on Sunday 27th October
An ad-hoc track laying session at home on Wednesday afternoon (9th October) made great progress thanks to Chris and we have reached Bentley!
This will enable the main line embankment to be constructed shortly.
Perhaps a photo or two …
Made my monthly visit to Liss Village Hall to see the Liss Model Railway Group doing their thing and deliver mags. Always a friendly bunch and got an invite for MVRM to exhibit at one of their forthcoming open days.
Dropped into the MVMH, home of the L&DMRC but as us usual this is well before their starting time of 19.30, so left the copies on a chair. Smart new floor covering in the Committee Room!
We had a successful trial ” layout construction” session in my garage on the 4th September 2019, although only 3 members were present. The area was rearranged so that the “East Hants Link” layout could be set up on trestles with working space all round.
It looks as though as currently arranged there will only be enough working space for a maximum of four members, but this might increase with a bit more tweaking of the room layout.
I will continue with track laying/scenic works over the next 2 weeks with the layout boards left in position.
The first post holiday session at Redford Village Hall on the 18th September will concentrate on work on buildings for the layout plus any personal projects- The layout boards will not be transported to any planned Redford meetings
At this session we hope to confirm the arrangements for another layout construction session on Wednesday 25th September.
Regular layout construction sessions will commence on Wednesday 9th October.
The 16th October meeting at Redford will again concentrate on buildings Additional layout construction sessions will be arranged up to the L&DMRC Open Day in the Milland Valley Memorial Hall on the 27th October
The following dates have recently been advised
Friday afternoon 1st November Liss Village Hall
Friday afternoon 6th December Liss Village Hall- 27.10-2019-We have been advised that this event has been cancelled
Congratulations to our local colleagues at Liphook & District Model Railway Club,who meet every Friday evening in Milland Valley Memorial Hall on their layout “Titherleigh” being featured in the September issue of Railway Modeller which will have been received by subscribers today..
I believe this is a first for them in RM although they have had a number of articles on club and personal layouts in the sister publication Continental Modeller covering Japanese and Italian layouts
To enable the trial of the “additional meetings” of the Milland Valley Railway Modellers to be held in my railway room in September/October, it needs re-arranging and tidying. Work on this stated in earnest yesterday and will continue for a few days.
It is basically clearing enough area for East Hants Link to be worked on simultaneously by several people. In fact at the moment there is insufficient clear space for me to work on it alone!