Our premises in North Abingdon enable us to say there are membership vacancies in Oxfordshire's leading Model Railway Club.
We offer excellent facilities including an extensive library, a lecture and feature room and substantial workshop; all are supported by up to 60 sociable, friendly and helpful members, each providing much needed help advice and experience.
Future programme plans will be developed to take new members through baseboard construction, track laying, wiring and scenery applications enabling them to construct their own layout with confidence. These events will be supported by our own well established feature evenings during which a member who has developed particular skills will pass these on to other members. In many cases there is a “hands on” approach to these evenings.
The club layouts have been seen at a number of exhibitions. Layout 'Ensbury Park' is a continuous run 'N' gauge layout with full scenery and a comprehensive fiddle yard for stock holding. It is of modular construction and can be set up in a variety of plans including 'end-to-end' if required. Layout 'Phitwell End' is in '00' and comprises a terminus station with extensive coaling facilities and motive power depot.
“Pentre Road” is a through station with an extensive countryside scene running from a large fiddle yard behind the scenes for stock holding giving better timetable operation. We are using 'MERG' CBUS kits and the fiddle yard will be operated via a laptop. This is tested and working. We are currently engaged in resolving the main conrol panel for the scenic part andworks continues apace. There is a lot to do on this project and it is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in the development of this layout.
Leicester Belgrave Road, an end to end horseshoe layout in 00 continues to attract interest. Track is laid and is fully wired and operational. There is still much work to do with scenery, buildings and detail.
There are also 2 special interest group layouts. WSR, 2mm group and The Abingdon Branch in OO
For those interested in 009 or 2FS, we have sections of the club constructing layouts in these scales. If you wish to run or test a locomotive for 'N', '00', 'EM' or P4, we have a circular test track.
NEW, a small new N Gauge layout is currently in the planning stages and is an opportunity to get involved.
Club evenings are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30 onwards. For a first visit we would recommend coming along on a Friday but if you preferred a Wednesday please let us know.
For that first visit, send an email to email@example.com who will direct you to our club house.
Come and see us and find out what we, as a club, have to offer.