We meet on Tuesday evenings from 19.00 until 22:00 in the Barge Building Shed at Dapdune Wharf, the National Trust property at the end of Wharf Road, behind the Cricket Ground. The entrance to Dapdune Wharf is kept secure therefore please contact our Chairman, details on the “Contact Us” page, so that we can arrange entry. For the Sat Nav users the postcode is GU1 4RR.
Evenings are generally informal with plenty of time to chat with other members about model railways or railways in general.
Work is usually carried out on one of the Club’s model railway layouts and our members possess many different skill levels from experienced to novice. All are encouraged to help build the layouts and scenery.
Members usually divide into informal groups and if not helping with layout construction, spend the evening chatting with others or reading magazines or journals brought along by members.
We have a large oval test track that sees use most Tuesdays where members can test or run-in their latest purchase or models they have built. Club layouts are often set up for running sessions and members can learn how they operate and pratice shunting or run a branch train through the sleepy countryside.
We have talks, demonstration and practice evenings, recent ones include talks from Preservation Societies, soldering practice and layout wiring and there is always someone on hand to help with a problem.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 (or to over 14’s accompanied by a parent or guardian). We suggest that you come down for a few weeks, free of charge, to see if we are the right club for you, before making an application for membership.
So why not come down and see us one evening. We will welcome you in, show you around and chat with you about your interests. We’ll even offer you a cup of tea or coffee and a couple of biscuits. Please email us if you are intending to come so we can welcome you in.