Model Railway Society

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West Camel Model Railway Society usually 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, OO, O-16.5 and N Gauge.

 

We are reopened from Saturday 29 August from 9:00am to 12:00  noon for Saturday Mornings only.

Currently we are not open on a Wednesday until 2021.

 

COVID-19 PANDEMIC MEASURES

Do’s and Dont’s.
The first thing to remember is that whatever we do it has to be done within all of the guidelines of health and safety for EVERYONE.  To that end we are setting out what can be done by the club and following the rules set out by the Davis Hall trustees.

The local rules are:-
– No kitchen i.e. no tea or coffee making, the room is to remain closed the whole time we are using the hall.
– The only toilet is the disabled one. The normal gents and ladies are off limits, no exceptions.

Club proposals:-
– Individuals are to be responsible for their own 6 foot tables, collecting, cleaning and returning after use.
– 2 metre social distancing to be observed at all times.
– Test tracks can be brought out and set up by 2 people who will take them down at the end of the session. The controllers to be cleaned after use. It is considered unnecessary  to clean before use as the times between using would be sufficient to take care of any possible virus.
– We expect members to be responsible for their own actions. Stay away if there are symptoms, keep isolated for the appropriate time and only return when safe for all.
– Keep records of contacts so that we can conform to isolation rules should that be necessary.
– The possibility of contact requiring members to be covid19 tested remains, should that happen we need to ensure that the individual member does not come to any meeting until the test result is known.
– As we were trying before all this happened, there has to be teams of users to complete the clean of the hall after the meeting. All contact surfaces have to be wiped down with the antiseptic fluids readily available in the hall lobby, with paper towels for the job.

LAYOUT INFORMATION

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:

 

Home Exhibition Dates (Davis Hall, West Camel): 

  • 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):

  • 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:

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