Model Railway Society

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West Camel Model Railway Society meets every Saturday between 9.00am to 1:00pm, and on Wednesdays between 1.00pm to 4:00pm, in the Davis Hall at West Camel. It is an enthusiastic, friendly group that models in:

O Gauge

  • Currently, only a Test Track is available for O Gauge.

O-16.5 Gauge

  • We are currently working on a layout called “Brickfields”.  It is set in 1910s and features a Brickworks in the last throws of decline.  The layout includes two scenic boards and a fiddle yard and integrates a Clay Mine, Brickworks and a local Station.

OO Gauge

  • Layout 1: DCC. This layout, called “Malingford” is in the middle stages of updating, rewiring and extending including fresh track.
  • Layout 2: Analogue. This layout, called “2 Ends” features a main station with a goods yard at one end and a fiddle yard at the other.

 

 

 

N Gauge

  • We have a small scenic N gauge layout, “Davis Halt”, simple to set up and operate.
  • Work has also commenced on an American Layout named “Jim’s Creek” in memory of a former member who sadly died in 2018.

 

Test Tracks

  • We have test tracks in the three above mentioned gauges. Bring your loco’s and rolling stock along for a run.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

Annual General Meeting:

Saturday 18th January 2020 – 9:30am

Home Exhibition Dates (Davis Hall, West Camel): 

  • Summer Open Day – Saturday, 27th June 2020
  • Christmas Exhibition – Saturday, 2nd January 2021 (Provisional Date)

A Basic OO Gauge Layout (Kiddies Korner) has been prepared for children to experience the thrill of operating a model railway. The rolling stock will be different, but the layout allows for 2 independent running trains.

A basic OO Gauge Layout for children to operate at the Exhibitions

External Exhibitions:

Coach Trips to External Exhibitions (more information nearer the time):

  • Alexandra Palace – Sunday, 22nd March 2020 – EVENT CANCELLED
  • Warley Show – Sunday,  29th November 2020 – more information about the show at www.thewarleyshow.co.uk.
  • Exploring possibilities to visit live steam events

Dates when the hall is unavailable:

  • Saturday 25th January 2020 – Pantomime
  • Saturday 15th February 2020 – New Flooring
  • Saturday 5th September 2020 – Gardening Club

For further information about anything on this page please contact the Chairman, Peter Agland or our Facebook Page.
E: petertagland@googlemail.com

F: https://www.facebook.com/West-Camel-Model-Railway-Society-231943490188817/

West Camel Model Railway Society Committee:

  • Chairman: Pete Agland
  • Treasurer: Ian Goose
  • Secretary: Derek Street
  • Exhibition Manager: Charlie Bishop
  • Club Rep to Wessex Association of MRCs: Ray Oliver