One year since Liphook & District Model Railway Club left us

Time passes and its about a year since we started the separation process between L&DMRC and this website.

What the separation has done is to allow each to concentrate on what’s important to each .

With this I have been able to create a  Facebook pages in the Milland Valley series- ten of them to date, to cover my interests in various aspects of railway modelling and transport history.

Please search for them on Facebook- I hope you enjoy the content

Milland O Gauge Modeller; Building a Model Railway Group; Milland Valley Railway-Dioramas; Milland Valley- Tram; Milland Valley Bus modelling; Milland Valley 009; Milland Valley N; Milland Valley HO American & Continental; Milland Valley- local railway history; Milland Valley local bus history

A new “addition” to the History of Liphook Station-crime

Following a fascinating article on crimes on the LSWR, in the latest issue of the South Western Circular, I have added a small piece on the attack perpetrated by an Army Colonel. He joined  a London bound train at Liphook, just over 142 years to the day and indecently assaulted a lady passenger  as the train travelled at speed between Woking and Esher.

New Facebook page & additions to this site

It’s all happening

A new Facebook page  for Building a Model Railway 2017 is now in place.

A number of new links has been added to this site mainly relative to UK tramway systems.

Progress photos on Milland Valley Railway- Dioramas has been added to the Facebook page and on this site.

Times they are a changing

Today marks the end of any official connection between the Liphook & District Model Railway Club and this site. Their new official website is up & running.

I have re-arranged  this site to delete or archive club pages, so unfortunately some of your regularly used pages will get the “oop’s” message.

The next stage, on which I will not be involved, will be the mammoth task of removing links to this site from community sites, which have details of the club. This could take time…

I have added details of Building A Model Railway 2017 onto RM web- see if it leads to any interest..

American post school club uses this web site as resource

An El-Paso , Colorado volunteer organisation called After School Care Program, which runs classes and interest groups for children from close of school-3.00 pm until parents are able to pick them up, has e-mailed us.  Apparently they have used our website as a resource for a proposed session on model railroading.

Five million children throughout the US are unsupervised after 3.00 pm each school day.

Railway diorama at Milland Gardening Club Summer Show

I had a pleasant afternoon at the local gardening club’s summer show on Saturday (13th) with a  “work in progress” diorama of local interest-showing a little element of the Midhurst to Haslemere proposed, but never built, line. It wasn’t in any of the competitions, didn’t therefore win any prizes, but initiated a few discussions. Club & Model Trains in the Valley leaflets were available to visitors.

A small donation to the gardening club,  for the space provided for our display,  got us a mention & thanks as the “Milland Model Railway Club”. I think we have arrived!

I hope to have this show as a regular item on my calendar.