We are a small group who meet in our own club room in Chorleywood and always welcome new members. Most of our members model UK railways from various parts of the country.
The club has layouts in gauges "O", "OO" and "OO9". The test track has "OO", "EM", "3mmFS", N/009 and "HOm".
The '0' gauge layout has been undergoing some relaying and rewiring. Ballast has been laid and is to be painted.
The '00' gauge layout has also been undergoing major works, particularly to the station area. Virtually all the trackwork is now laid - just some sidings to finish. There remains plenty to do still, especially on the scenic side!
There is a second '00' layout primarily designed for exhibiting, Quarry Halt. It has had several successful outings.
John brought the 009 layout out of storage and it has been run successfully for a couple of sessions. We had been booked to go to Flaunden for a weekend festival, but unfortunately it didn't happen through no fault of ours. The baseboards are now back in store.
Most of us have some form of layout at home, some have more than one, our chairman has a magnificent "OO" layout in the garden.
Most of us buy ready-to-run models and enhance them to varying degrees, others prefer to build from kits. The ready availability of R-T-R in 4mm means most of us use them at running sessions, but a lot of the '0' gauge stock has been built from kits.
If you are already a railway modeller, want to pick it up again or are just starting out, then come along and see what we do. Contact us using our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly we have to report that Bernard Pearce has passed away on the 16th October. He was for so many years a pillar of our model railway society. He was a consummate modeller with many stunning models to his name. He was still collecting and running new stock up until he had a fall earlier in the year forced him to have to go into hospital and then into care.
Geoff has now installed the bridge over the station approach.
JohnB, Martin Fred and Geoff are moving on with the scenery. JohnB has started ballasting the West Goods Yard, and applying plaster to the East Yard in preparation to having a built up surface. Martin has almost completed the the rail edge painting, a Herculean task! Fred has carried on grassing in and around the station platforms.
The branch line is now energised on the 00 layout! It has also been tested and proved OK to be driven by DCC. MikeB has loaned a Gaugemaster Prodigy handset that plugs into the normal controller socket, so DCC is a bit crude at the moment!
A simple remote control operates the points in the branch side of the station and provides on/off switches for the sections.
We are always looking to recruit new members, so if you live in the Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chorleywood or areas nearby and want to get involved in model railways, contact us by email - email@example.com
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The next running sessions are Wednesday November 1st 2000-2200 and Monday November 20th 1400-1600