Welcome

This blog was originally about my personal interests in model railways but has developed into a website to cover the activities of the

LIPHOOK & DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB

We are a small club with a big heart.

We believe in club’s such as ours playing a full part in community life and thus encouraging a positive attitude of the club and the model railway hobby in general.

A club’s greatest asset is its members. Ours have  knowledge, interest and skill in a wide range of scales and prototypes, covering O, OO, HO, & N; British, German, American, Japanese; standard, narrow gauge and tramways. We appreciate all branches of the hobby to the exclusion of none.

We won’t say this is the greatest model railway club website, but we don’t have adverts, are continually adding to its content and keeping it up to date. So don’t just dip into it, give it a good look over-see the contents on the right. Put it on your favourites and keep on coming back.

We also have a Facebook page for the club. The  separate Google+ pages for various layouts  & for the club are no longer being kept up to date, but all the unique content and pictures has been transferred to this site.

If you are local, that is in  East Hampshire, South-West corner of  Surrey and North-West corner of West Sussex in an area bounded by Bordon, Petersfield, Midhurst, Petworth,  Haslemere and Grayshott you’re pretty well in our  catchment area. If you would like to come along and see what we are like, you would be made very welcome.

Liphook is lucky to have two clubs involved in practical railway based  hobbies – ours and Liphook Modellers.  Sometimes there is confusion as to which of the two clubs to contact. We are, as it says on the tin, a model railway club. Liphook Modellers  are involved mainly in model engineering, who during the summer operate the miniature railway at the Hollycombe Steam Collection.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

 As a club we would like to grow a little- we currently have 14 members.

If you live locally & are interested in the hobby of model railways, we believe you could gain much by being a part of our club.

Please contact us for more info. We can arrange for you to come along to a couple of our regular meetings at no charge. Have a chat with us when we are exhibiting at local or regional model railway exhibitions.

Two members are about to start building a new club O gauge layout, our first for over 20 years. Are you interested in this scale?   Join us in building this small exhibition layout! Help us also to celebrate 60 years of the Gauge O Guild…

We look forward to hearing from you.

HIGHLIGHTS OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS

This is only highlighting the coming month’s club events- there is a full programme given under Forthcoming Club Activities. Both are updated regularly so check back for the latest info. Unless otherwise indicated these activities are only open to club members.

APRIL 2016

Friday 29th – Club meeting

Also-Work on Friedrichstrasse at a member’s house with a pre-ordered curry take-away supper

MAY 2016

Friday 6th May– Club meeting

Friday 13th – Club meeting (Bring black cat??)

Friday 20th– Club meeting

Saturday 21st  – Talk at Redford Village Hall commencing at 12 noon  by Martin Beaumont to launch his new book  “Sir John Hawkshaw: The life & work of the eminent Victorian Engineer” – (RSVP  by 1st May to James Caulfield-  jcaulfield@hotmail.co.uk)  Refreshments available

Sunday 22nd Planned Workday transferred to 29th

Kanjiyama appearing at  Global Rail Didcot Civic Centre (Open to public) www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/12246-events

Friday 27th –Club meeting

Sunday 29th– Workday MVMH

JUNE 2016

Friday 3rd– Club Meeting

Sunday 5th– Milland Rural Fair- Public Event on Milland Recreation field & in Milland Valley Memorial Hall Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA

We shall be attending with our Friedrichstrasse HO scale layout inside the hall- hopefully next to the cake stall!

Friday 10th– Club Meeting

30th Anniversary of  Network South East  established on this day in 1986

Please Note- There is no “MODEL TRAINS IN PETERSFIELD” event this year

The event may return in June 2017- look out for announcement in February 2017

 

LIPHOOK U3A-TRANSPORT INTERESTS GROUP

One of our members, who is also a Liphook U3A member, has launched  a new Liphook U3A group- Transport Interests.  The group covers  all the major forms of  land, water and air transport, including railways, buses, coaches, trams, military vehicles, civil and military aircraft, merchant  & naval ships, canal barges etc .

The first meeting was held on April 20th  to explore what members wanted out of the group. A second meeting has been organised for May and the first visit in June is being arranged.

Membership of the new group is restricted to paid up members of Liphook U3A  (currently £12 per annum) & certain other local U3A’s. A separate group annual fee will be payable  to fund meeting room hire & external speakers.There will be additional costs for  any entrance charges/travel costs on arranged visits to places of interest.

See www.liphooku3a.org.uk  for latest information on the new group under “groups” 

ADVANCE NOTICE

Make a note in your diary now

MODEL TRAINS IN THE VALLEY 2016

Our 7th Annual Open Day will be held on Sunday 23rd October in the Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA  10.00am & 4.00pm

Adults: £2  Up to 2 Accompanied Children FREE with each Adult

Full details to follow shortly

 

This site is not owned or managed by the Liphook & District Model Railway Club, but by a long standing member and current club secretary Tony Bettger.

 Any views expressed here should not be assumed to be those of the club or its. committee, who have no  direct control of the site’s content.

Revised March 2016/ April 2016