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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Is it a Train Set?

So what is the difference between a train set and a model railway layout? Very little to be honest and to be clear there is nothing wrong with a train set, but there are some differences and if the interest is there a train set can evolve into a layout. A Train Set A train …

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February’s Newsletter!

Yes it’s that time again. In this months edition there is a large spread given over to layouts attending the show, so if you have looked at the pictures on the site, this should add flavour and background of these wonderful layouts. If Maglev trains interest you there is an article on these trains. Also there …

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