This blog is about my personal interests in model railways but was expanded for five years or more to include the activities of the
LIPHOOK & DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB
Shortly, the process of transferring the Liphook & District MRC content to a new club only website, owned & managed by the club & its officers, will commence. In the meantime the L&DMRC content will be reduced commencing at the end of 2016
Following the removal of Liphook & District MRC content this site will continue but will be revamped to revert to my personal modelling content. ….Tony Bettger
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.
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.
As a club we would like to grow a little- we currently have 13 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.
Please contact our Secretary
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.
Friday 2nd – Club Meeting
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th-Gauge O Guild 60th Anniversary Show-Telford
Sunday 4th– Club Workday MVMH 10.00 am. to 3.00 pm. Work on Friedrichstrasse & SR layouts (Activity cancelled due to lack of members available)
Anniversary of the final Atlantic Coast Express 1964
Friday 9th– Club Meeting
Saturday 10th-St Peters Petersfield Church Fete- Club showing a railway diorama under construction & club info (Open to public)- UPDATE- we were not able to attend due to sickness
Tuesday 13th- Talk on Liphook Station see advance notices (below) for full details
Wednesday 14th– Liphook U3A Transport Interests Group Meeting with talk by Barry Baker (group member) on Steam Lorries. Committee Room MVMH, Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA 2.00 pm to 4.oo pm
Friday 16th– Club Meeting Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)from 8.00 pm
Friday 23rd– Club Meeting
Saturday 24th– Worthing MRC Exhibition- Exhibiting Kanjiyama (open to public)
Sunday 25th – Worthing MRC Exhibition- Exhibiting Kanjiyama (open to public)
Friday 30th– Club Meeting
Sunday 2nd- Club Workday MVMH 9.00 am to 2.00 pm Work on club layouts
Friday 7th – Club Meeting
Friday 14th – Club Meeting- Planning Session for Open Day
Friday 21st– Club Meeting
MODEL TRAINS IN THE VALLEY 2016
Our 7th Annual Open Day will be held in the Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA between 10.00 am & 4.00 pm
Adults: £2 Up to 2 Accompanied Children FREE with each Adult
This is not an exhibition more an expanded regular club meeting, with displays of the club and its members work. More relaxed than formal exhibitions, with plenty of opportunity to sit & watch the trains or chat to the operators. We are not too busy to answer questions about the layouts or the hobby.
In a first for this event, we are featuring a visiting O gauge layout from the Farnham & District Model Railway Club called Haydon Square, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Gauge O Guild this year.
For details of Haydon Square, which is currently at an advanced stage of construction see www.farnhammrc.org.uk
We shall be collecting at the open day for Railway Children, an international children’s charity working with street children in India, East Africa and the UK. There will also be a selection of their railway themed Christmas cards for sale.
Make a note in your diary now
Tuesday 13th December
(Note: This is a 2nd correction to the date given previously!!)
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 family they owned Hollycombe House & the Hollycombe Estate- covering 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 restricted. Please consider using other car parks nearby such as Midhurst Road if you can. No parking in Headley Road
2017 Club & Members layouts at Exhibitions
25th/26th Eurotrack- Lords Hill Southampton- Graham Ashley’s HO scale Italian modern image layout
18th Abingdon MRC- Nick Harling’s N Scale Japanese branch line terminus-Kanjiyama
22nd Rotarail – Fareham College- Club layout- Friedrichstrasse HO Epoch 3 Berlin (withdrawn- possible substitute)
22nd/23rd Crawley MRS show- Nick Harling’s N scale Japanese branch line terminus- Kanjiyama
LIPHOOK U3A-TRANSPORT INTERESTS GROUP One of our former members, who is also a Liphook U3A member, formed 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 .
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 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. See www.liphooku3a.org.uk for latest information on the group under “groups” or contact email@example.com
This site is owned and managed by Tony Bettger, a former long standing L&DMRC member with responsibilities for publicity and at different periods Treasurer and Secretary.
Any views expressed here should not be assumed to be those of the current Liphook & District Model Railway Club committee, who have no direct control of the site’s content.
Revised March 2016/ April 2016/May 2016/June 2016/July 2016/August 2016/September 2016