Decembers Newsletter

Hi Well into December and here it is, Decembers newsletter. A very busy issue, thanks Mike for a fantastic effort. December 2017 Newsletter Purgatory Peak at Hazel Grove Dominic continues his ‘Colorado Adventure’ with a visit to the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Something for the kids – some activities for the younger readers! Rumblings from the London Underground …

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Novembers Newsletter!

Hi. Our November newsletter is now available to download: November 2017 Newsletter In this months issue you will find: “The 0N30 Group Searched For The Pies” Purgatory Peak visits Wigan. “The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad”; Dominic’s grand tour of America visits another high altitude narrow gauge railway. Both terminus are over 7,800ft with the …

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Exhibition news: Free Classic Bus service on both days!

Some great news for our March exhibition. On both days there is going to be classic bus scheduled service which will be running from Macclesfield Railway Station to Tytherington School and back.  

Octobers Newsletter!

Hello again. Octobers issue is now online here: October 2017 Newsletter In this months issue, you will find: “Penny Project” – Paper Mache; Udo gives a tutorial on how to create this cheap alternative to “plaster and bandages” for landscaping your layout. Three Members Found Legless in Bakewell; Sutton Hilltop (our 00 layout), recently visited …

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Julys newsletter

Hello again! Yes, July’s newsletter is available to download. Please free to have a look. July 2017 Newsletter In this months edition: Dominic visits The Weisseritztalbahn (a German narrow gauge railway). This looks like an amazing day out, but a little far for me to travel! At time of writing the line was 15 km in …

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Mays Newsletter!

Well, we’re well and truly into May now.  The newsletter is up and available to download: May 2017 Newsletter In this months issue: Shaun takes Wolfe Lowe to Nottinghams 2017 Exhibition Udo gives us a view of the hobby in Germany. Udo also tells us about “Die Modelbahnwerkstatt in Wuppertal” which is the club he is …

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Aprils Newsletter

Hi Its been a busy month for me and I nearly missed this one, so apologies; better late than never! Our monthly news letter is now available for download here. In this month we have the exhibition report and congratulate the new owner of (what was) our Sutton Central Layout. Kind of related to the exhibition …

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March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter is now available for downloading: March 2017 – Newsletter In this months newsletter you will find: Jubilees at Diggle Junction; Recollections on Diggle Junction and the Mickelhurst Loop from Ken. Final Report from Al Facer’s ‘Man Cave’; Mike gives a fantastic tribute to fellow enthusiast and club member Alastair Facer who passed …

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Semaphore Signals Bounce!

Mike here.  I’ve been asked by some of our newsletter subscribers to dig out an article from the July 2015 issue. Dave Fenton who some of you might know from MegaPoints Controllers wrote an article on adding servo control to Dapol semaphore signals including the bounce. If you want to see it working see below …

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Its a Matter of Scale

The Scale or Gauge of is or should be one of a modellers main considerations when thinking about investing in the hobby.  True there are other things to think about; like location, time period and even things like method of control. But the gauge that you as a modeller choose will generally dictate the size …

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