Heywood Model Railway Group


Chairman John Essex
Treasurer Brian Amis
Secretary Roger Bottomley
Exhibition Manager Steven Smith
Publicity Manager David Saxon
Assistant Secretary Chris Howarth
Committee Member John Roebuck
Committee Member Mark Towers

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 one.

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.

John Essex
Webmaster Heywood Model Railway Group.

This page updated 18th February 2018