Welcome to our News Page
First of all thanks to Chris Howarth for agreeing to take over
the Assistant Secretary post resulting from Henry Stahr having
to cease being a member. I have now included Chris on the
Committee list along with his email address.
Our next Open Day will be
on the 9th of December. Its free to enter and you can bring any
stock you want to run on any of our large layouts. We have N
gauge to G scale layouts and can accommodate either analogue or
DCC fitted stock in any of the scales mentioned.
There are also light snacks and drinks available at a very
modest cost along with a variety of second hand locos, rolling
stock and scenic items. Even if you have no stock to bring come
along anyway and you can always run some of the clubs own items
on our layouts.
Our large 0 gauge layout Heybury
has now had two cameras installed with monitors placed near the
control panel. These now give a view of the hidden areas near
the small station and the loco shed end of the layout. The two
cameras are inexpensive "car reversing" ones and work
very well making trains quite visible in the hard to see areas.
The final points are having their servos installed as this goes
to press and should be up and running in a few days.
Sumner Brook is looking much
better now that it has been tidied up and had the track ballast
re-coloured with a darker wash. In addition some static grass
has been used in various places. It will be receiving some
treatment to the back scene as well over the next few weeks. 3/4
of the points at the front are now servo operated and the final
section on the inner track circuits should be completed by our
next open day.
The Xmas layout for the town hall has been erected for testing
and the troublesome "snow" made from a fine white long
threaded material has been given a coat of neat PVA glue within
and adjacent to the track bed. This should prevent the loco and
coach wheels from picking this up and jamming. (Last year needed
3 visits to clear the stuff form the wheels).
The office is about to have its false ceiling installed as the
required timber has been ordered and should be delivered on
Wednesday the 1st. This ceiling will be much lower than the
existing part ceiling formed from the apex of the roof material
and should make it possible to keep the office at a higher
temperature than currently possible with the existing unsealed
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.