A Limited Edition Wagon (Box Van) will be produced (in association with Wessex Wagons) in OO scale. It will represent a local Brewer, “Suthwyk Brewery”. More details and an opportunity to Pre-order can be found by following this link to the Railex 2017 page.
Sorry,but due to unprecedented demand, the Pre-order facility has been withdrawn
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Club, a Limited Edition Wagon will be produced (in association with Wessex Wagons) in two scales (O and OO). They will represent a local Coal Merchant, “A & C Barnes of Gosport”. More details and an opportunity to Pre-order can be found by following this link to the Railex 2016 page.
The 2016 AGM for the club will be held on Thursday 26th March in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm
See poster below for our next Open Day
A few photos have been added to the Fairhaven Town Layout page.
Have a look here
A new page has been added under Members’ Layouts – Nigel Mann’s Trenance
The first Fareham RailEx proved a great success at 1000 Lakeside. We welcomed and thank Steve Flint (Editor RM) for coming to open the exhibition. With 22 layouts and 12 traders and had over 1000 people through the door.
Feedback from our visitors, exhibitors and traders confirmed that the venue was a high quality show, with good layouts. Although not a formal competition, we did ask our visitors to vote for their favourite layout and a reflection of the variety we provided was shown that all layouts received some votes with Umbridge from the Woking Rail Enthusiasts Club just beating the Fareham layout Soberton into second place.
Please put the date of the exhibition next year of 4th and 5th October 2014 into your diary
An N Gauge Society meeting was held on Wednesday 10 July.
The Second meeting of the N Gauge Society was held at our club room on Wednesday evening (15/05/2013).
Thanks was given to the F&DMRC for allowing them to host their meeting in our club and they would like to thank all the members who brought in their Modular Boards for them to have a look at.
A very efficient meeting was held in the planning, for going forward as a group.
A layout in principle was discussed and a track plan is being worked out. So if you want to take part, now is your chance. ” With enough interest we could work up a good layout for the December Exhibition” stated Blair.
The next meeting was planned for Wednesday 12 June 2013
If you would like to know more about the N Gauge Society – Please join us.
(Please remember we have a Large N Gauge layout in our club room and they would be happy for you to help with its development)
The first meeting of the N Gauge Society was held in our club rooms as advertised on Wednesday 3rd April with 17 persons attending.
Blair Breton gave a short introduction about himself and the N Gauge Society with some publications being distributed for review and explain that the Wessex area of the N Gauge Society was a too larger area to manage, with everybody in agreement. He will undertake to review this with the N Gauge Society with the object of starting a local area group which would cover the Portsmouth and Southampton Areas. With any member of the society being welcome at any meeting.
The main object of the group would be to promote interest in modelling in N Gauge. With members possibly visiting other members layouts, car sharing to model railway exhibitions and other railway related items.
It was felt that there was a wide need to practice some modelling within the group, but with skills and experience widely varied some sort of “sand box” would be required.
Members of the Fareham & District Model Railway Club who were present explained that they had done a similar project in the 00 Gauge which due to space had to be taken home at the end of each evening. The Modular boards were made to be interchangeable with each other and made a layout when put together, which changed each time depending on which modular boards were present on the night.
All members who participated had a modular board with about half the members having more that one. The experienced members then gave a demonstration at the start of each stage in the process of building a model railway. Before helping the rest of the group as they worked through that aspect on there own modular board, before moving onto the next stage.
It has been arranged that about 10 of the Modular boards will be brought into the club room for the next meeting on Wednesday 8th May for the N Gauge Society to view and discuss..
The next meeting is proposed for Wednesday
8th May at 1900 for a 1930 start
Meeting date has been changed to 15th May