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This site is about my personal interests in railway & tramway modelling, railway history, bus modelling and in the various railway & tramway prototypes, covering British, European, Canadian, USA & South American prototypes.

In diesem Blog geht es um meine persönlichen Interessen in der Eisenbahn- und Straßenbahnmodellierung, der Eisenbahngeschichte, der Busmodellierung und in den verschiedenen Eisenbahn- und Straßenbahnprototypen, die britische, europäische, kanadische, amerikanische und südamerikanische Prototypen abdecken.

Ce blog traite de mes intérêts personnels dans la modélisation des chemins de fer et des tramways, l’histoire des chemins de fer, la modélisation des autobus et dans les divers prototypes de tramways et de tramways, couvrant des prototypes britanniques, européens, canadiens, américains et sud-américains.

The site has been in existence for over 9 years (since April 2007). It also  included the activities of the Gauge O Group at the South Hants club- (GOSH) for a short time & of the L&DMRC for a long period, neither under the control of the respective club committees.

Hopefully, the process of transferring the relevant L&DMRC  content  to a new  website, owned & managed by the club & its officers, will commence shortly. I am entirely in their hands. In the meantime the club content on this site has been relocated, to a group of pages- covering current & archive material- (see side bars) Nothing has been removed, its just in a slightly different place.  In the short term it may get out of date, as I am relying on information from the club. At this stage it is not envisaged the club archive pages and old “posts” will  be transferred to the club’s official site when set up.

Please bear with me during this transition; millandvalleyrailway.co.uk will continue after L&DMRC content  is transferred to the new club site. The opportunity is already being taken to freshen the look ahead of the departure of the L&DMRC content. The multi language introduction to some pages & improvement of links within the site are part of that ongoing effort ….Tony Bettger

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Tuesday 13th December 2016

TALK ON  The Hawkshaws* –Janet Bettger

Liphook U3A Local History Group meeting  at Liphook Village Hall, 2 Headley Road, Liphook GU30 7NP  commencing at 10.30 am

*The Hawkshaws, father & son,  were a  famous firm of civil engineers responsible for many railway, harbour & canal schemes in Europe and South America. Related by marriage  to the Wedgwood pottery family; owned Hollycombe House  & the Hollycombe Estate (which covered much of the Milland Valley), for many years. They also built the local  school – Hollycombe School, which is still the village Primary School.

Visitors welcome. Entry £2.50 includes tea and biscuits

Please note car parking at the hall is shared with the Working Men’s Club and is restricted in the number of spaces available. Please consider using other car parks nearby such as Midhurst Road if you can. No parking is permitted  in Headley Road itself.

LIPHOOK U3A-TRANSPORT INTERESTS GROUP  I formed  this new  group in early 2016. 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, canals & canal craft etc .

Unfortunately I was no longer able to carry on leading this group-but the group continues under new leadership with a number of new visits being planned. Please contact Liphook U3A direct for the latest info.

See www.liphooku3a.org.uk  or contact transport1@liphooku3a.org.uk

Membership of the  group is restricted to paid up members of Liphook U3A  (currently £12 per annum) & certain other local U3A’s. A separate group annual fee may 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.

 

 

LIPHOOK U3A -BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY GROUP 2017

Click on heading to see details of this proposed new group on a new page.

Come along to the Liphook U3A Open Day on Monday 13th March 2017 to find out more & possibly sign up?

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR TO RAILWAY MODELLERS EVERYWHERE
GLÜCKLICHE WEIHNACHTEN u. EIN FRIEDLICHES NEUES JAHR ZU BAHNMÄNNERN ÜBERALL
NOËL FELIZ ET UNE NOUVELLE ANNÉE PACIFIQUE AUX MODÈLES FERROVIAIRES PARTOUT

 

 

This site is owned and managed by Tony Bettger, a former long standing L&DMRC member (2003 to 2016) with responsibilities for publicity and at different periods Treasurer and Secretary.  Any views expressed  in the  L&DMRC sections content, should not be assumed to be those of the current L&DMRC committee.

Revised March 2016/ April 2016/May 2016/June 2016/July 2016/August 2016/September 2016/October 2016/ November 2016/December 2016