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 hobby in general.
With the Liphook U3A we have run three courses on building a model railway, the latest ending in December 2014. We are not planing further courses as the take up has been very low (or non-existant) in recent years.
A club’s greatest asset is its members. Ours have knowledge, interest and skill in a wide range of scales and prototypes, covering 0,00, H0, 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 on club activities. 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 Google+ page for the club and separate Google+ pages for various layouts and this sites web owner has a prescence on Twitter.
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 your 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 in the public mind between what the two clubs are about. 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.
Over 50 years of enjoying a wonderful hobby!
The site is not owned or managed by the Liphook & District Model Railway Club, but by a long standing member, Tony Bettger
Any views expressed should not be assumed to be those of the club committee, who have no control of the content.