This blog was originally about my personal interests in model railways but has developed into the Liphook & District Model Railway Club’s web site
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 encouraging a positive attitude of the club and the hobby in general.
With the Liphook U3A we have run two courses on building a model railway , with a third planned to start this year, but cancelled due to low take up. Aimed as you might guess at grandads, but not exclusively. Following a recent suggestion from a mother with two model railway mad boys, we are going to trial, at some point, a one day course for parent and child on “Building a model railway together”.
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.
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.
Matthew Wildsmith our Club Secretary, has an article in the November issue of the Railway Modeller in the “Comment- Observations and opinions on railway modelling” slot
We have photos of our Model Trains in the Valley Open Day event held on 27th October 2013 see posts for November in the Archive section
We successfully exhibited Yamanouchi Oshika at Wycrail 2013 on Saturday 2nd November see http://www.hwdmrs.org.uk/galleries/1-wycrail-pictures/ The last picture in the group is of our layout.
Pictures on this site in November post archive
Kernow have announced changes in their relationship with Dapol with regard to commissioned items see Hobby News page on this site (08-11-2013)
Hornby announcement date for 2014 releases in Hobby News (late November)
Club activities in November 2013 now a post in December archive (01-12–2013)