Welcome to our News Page
The January Open Day was a huge success with plenty of visitors
and a lot of new faces again. Three of these has since joined
the club so welcome to our new members. We had one visitor who
set a record for the furthest distance away from us and I doubt
it will ever be beaten. He actualy came from Australia !! No he
didn't travel all the way from there just to visit us but while
he was looking up friends in this country and being a keen
modeller he decided to call in.
Our next open day will be on Saturday the 14th of April
starting at 10AM and running until about 4PM. If you are not a
member of the club then do come along and bring any locos you
want to run on our large layouts. It's free and you can get
drinks and sandwiches at a very modest cost. We should also have
Chris from Todmorden Models with us on this next open day and
his selection of modeling tools and other items for you to
purchase if required.
Last Month we were offered free of charge N gauge items that
were being gathered by a modeller to build a new layout but
unfortunately he passed away before getting started on it. There
was a tailor made set of base boards of very high quality along
with all the track and points for the model he was going to
build. It has been decided that we will use the boards and track
to build the model he was going to make.
The security light that used to provide a decent light when
leaving the club at night has failed yet again and a replacement
builb has not brought it back to life. It looks as though water
has got inside it and ruined the electronics in the passive
infra red sensor. A new light has been purchased and this time a
cover will be fitted above it to sheild it from most of the
rain. Hopefully that will increase the life span of this new
The office is now getting very posh ! as well as having a new
ceiling we have also gone as far as fitting coving around the
wall and ceiling joining. One more coat of white emulsion paint
will see it all completed.
If you are not a member of the club and want to join and get
involved with the building and upkeep of our layouts or just to
run your own stock on one of the models then drop an email to
any of the committee listed above or just call in and see us on
a Monday night from 18:00 to 22:00, or a Wednesday during the
day between 10:00 and 14:00 where you will be made most welcome.
See the how to find us
page for instructions on getting to our existing premises.
Webmaster Heywood Model Railway Group.