Milland Valley Railway Modellers Future Developments

We have started to think how the group might develop in the future. 
Building a layout in two places- me doing that here at home and all members at our Redford meetings, is perhaps not the easiest way. Considerable time and effort is wasted each time in loading a car, unloading at the other end and doing the reverse after the meeting.
At our last group meeting, I suggested that perhaps we should confine layout building to my home, with members present and used our meetings at Redford for small self contained personal or group modelling projects.
Although most members were at our last meeting, further discussions are required. 
I will be looking at ways of rearranging my railway room, to accomodate members and layout building easily, whist we are on our current two month break.
Obviously if we have a mix of meeting venues, we can actually have more meetings per year at no extra cost to members, as meetings at my home will be free of hire charges.
Provisionally it looks possible to have say 20 sessions a year made up of 8 at Redford (third Wednesday in the month except January,July, August and December) and the balance at home on another Wednesday afternoon each month
We also have the flexibility to hold home meetings as required, if members aren’t available and if no or more work on the layout is required.
On the current membership of 8 and similar support from Liphook U3A for hire charges, the new group subs for 2020/21 would decrease by £10 to £23 per annum.Expanding the group to over 8 however may be difficult for the home sessions

Milland Valley Railway Modellers June Meeting

The final meeting before the group’s Summer break is on Wednesday 19th June at Redford Village Hall, Linch Road, Redford GU29 0QF commencing at 14.00hrs

We shall be continuing tracklaying on East Hants Link and members are welcome to bring along their personal project to work on.

Visitors who are already members of the Liphook, Midhurst, Petersfield, Haslemere or Wollmer Forest U3A’s are welcome to attend

Meetings resume on Wednesday 18th September at the same location and starting time

Lots of Fun at Milland Valley Railway Modellers -April 2019 meeting

We were back to our old stamping ground with the meeting held at Milland Valley Memorial Hall due to kitchen work at Redford Village Hall

In a well attended session- 5 members and 2 visitors, we were able to get underway with laying track AND a test run of a tram.

Many were taken back to first time they got to see a Christmas or Birthday present train set run. Seven grey haired or balding 8 year old kids having lots of fun!!

We hope that the visitors return and in due course turn into regular members. This would take membership to 9

New Year computer problems

1st January 2019

WE HAVE  BEEN UNABLE TO SEND OR RECEIVE e-mail DUE TO A MAJOR SERVER PROBLEM FROM 20th DECEMBER 2018.  As at 31st DECEMBER  this problem has been resolved. Our e-mails are no longer held on our server but held on a G-Mail platform . Our e-mail addresses are unchanged.

It does mean that any e-mails sent to us since late on the 19th December 2018 up to 31st December cannot be recovered. We are  unable to access other data; photos, documents etc until a new server is built and brought into use.

Good day at L&DMRC Model Trains in the Valley

Milland Valley Railway Modellers had an enjoyable day at the ninth annual Model Trains in the Valley on Sunday 21st October. Four of us turned up and did some scenic plastering on East Hants Link.

Unfortunately attendance was fairly low- due probably to the lovely sunny weather. However we enjoyed ourselves and were made very welcome. Lots of chat on the hobby, washed down with lovely coffee and cakes by Phillipa made for a very pleasant way of spending a Sunday!