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.
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 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 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 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!
Look under archive- latest month, for full details of club activities
Our next club event is
MODEL TRAINS IN THE VALLEY 2015
6th Annual Club Open Day
Sunday 25th October
Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA
(Close to The Rising Sun at Milland Cross Roads & Milland Stores in the South Downs National Park)
For the first time at this event over 8 club , members & guest layouts in 00, HO & N
covering British, American, German, Italian & Japanese prototypes
Refreshments; Club S/H items table; Demonstration; Free off street parking.
Venue is disabled friendly with ramps and toilet facilities
Keep visiting this site for updated information as it becomes available
LAYOUTS DUE TO BE ON DISPLAY
Many of the layouts will be operational some with scenic work incomplete
Sturminster Halt – S&DJR- N scale
New club “No name” Southern branch line terminus set in Cornwall-OO scale
Idylton Vale – Suburban tram layout 1950’s OO scale
All in HO scale
Through station in Berlin Epoch 3
Complex mountain spiral modern image
Branch line terminus- part of a 30 year old exhibition layout due to be refurbished (Not currently operational)
Epoch 1 German branch line
Travo- small station
Pinkmans Gorge- narrow gauge mountain country -HOn3 scale
South River Terminal-small switching (shunting) layout -HO scale
N scale layout details to follow
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.