The Trustees, Committee and Members of the Fareham and District Model Railway Club Wish you a very Happy New Year. Let’s hope we can all make a positive return to the hobby we love as soon as possible this year, but in the meantime stay safe.
Keep returning to this site to see and hear of the club’s news, experiences and developments throughout the coming year
We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to be part of the Bognor Regis Model Railway Club Exhibition, taking place on the weekend of 15th and 16th January 2022. This is the first exhibition that many of us have been involved in for some time and comes as a welcome return to the wider world of model railways. The layout we will be exhibiting is one of our larger layouts called Forleigh. This is a layout that we inherited from the Fawley Power Station club some years ago, hence its name. You can see more details on our layouts page. Over the time we have had it, we have refurbished it and created a modern image layout with heritage railway branch.
The layout has been taken out of storage and reassembled for checking and cleaning. Like any layout that has been stored for some time, there are always things to repair and replace, but we will be ready and keen to run in time for the exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there. Why not come along, ask us about Forleigh, and maybe about our club too. New members are always welcome.
For more information the Bognor club’s website can be viewed here.
The Fareham Club are pleased to announce that they are helping out the other F&DMRC – our neighbours at Farnham – who have had to make a few short notice changes to their exhibition line up for the 9th & 10th October. Nictun Borrud was in the process of having its platforms resurfaced but Elliott has worked overtime this last week and the layout will be appearing at Alderwood Leisure Centre in Aldershot. Do say hi to us if you come!
This was the first AGM that the club has held under our new constitution of Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO).
As required by the charity commission, new trustees were elected to serve a minimum of one year. The club has opted to elect 4 four people to the trustee position.
In addition, the new committee was also elected, and we were able to fill all the positions required.
Twenty-one members attended the meeting with several apologies. The membership secretary reported that we now have a membership of approximately fifty, and several new people have shown an interest in joining.
The treasurer reported that the club’s finances were in a healthy position and that although members had been offered a subscription holiday last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most members continued to pay their annual subscription. The chairman commented that this was greatly appreciated.
As you will have realised by now, we have made some changes. This was to accommodate some new features shortly. The changes will allow us to offer more services and features to visitors to the site.
We hope that that this will include the ability for you to pre-book tickets to our annual exhibition RailEx!
It is with regret that due to the ongoing crisis with COVID-19 and the latest position from the UK Government, we have had to cancel the exhibition that was scheduled for 2021.
However, please keep an eye on the RailEx Page as we are in the early stages of planning RailEx 2022.