Welcome to the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club Website

 

Here you will find the latest information regarding the Club’s activities, including exhibition dates and club layout updates.

Club meetings are held every Tuesday evening in our club room near Clevedon in North Somerset, with a range of activities to all comers, including monthly talks, running evenings and modelling sessions, and a quiz and modelling competition in December.

Navigate the website using the menu above to find out more about the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club and it’s members, see photos from past exhibitions and how to get in contact with us.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to see you at an exhibition soon.

 

Latest News

Last Updated Friday 1st September 2017

 

Quite a lot has been going on since the last update. Progress with improving the Gauge 1 and O Gauge test track has continued with the Gauge 1 trackwork now operationally complete. A new pale blue backscene has been added to hide the stone wall of the club room that the test track is built alongside and LED light strips have been installed directly above. Below is a photo featuring a GWR 48xx loco with a short train of mineral wagons and one of GWR Hall class loco Umberslade Hall, both on the Gauge 1 test track showing the new backscene panels.

 

Gauge 1 GWR 48xx

 

Gauge 1 GWR Umberslade Hall

 

Since these two photos were taken, the trackwork for the improved O Gauge test track has been partially laid. While this is yet to be completed, it is progressing nicely and part of it can be seen in the photo below that features a Gauge 1 LMS Stanier 8F loco. The two tracks nearest the wall are Gauge 1, and the two in front of those are O Gauge.

 

Gauge 1 LMS Stanier 8F

 

As well as the Gauge 1 and O Gauge trackwork, there has also been progress on another feature being added to this test track during the last month, but we shall reveal more on that in a later update.

 

Moving away from the test tracks, club members have also continued working on other projects. Wiring on club layout Nailsea Wharf is nearing completion, with the scenic area of the layout completed. A quick test during a recent meeting saw a couple of engines operate on the entire layout except for part of the fiddle yard, which just requires completion of the point wiring. Pictured below are three Great Western liveried tank engines on part of Nailsea Wharf.

 

Great Western Locos on Nailsea Wharf

 

Other projects worked on have been intended for club members’ own model railways. These have included constructing kits, weathering models, soldering handbuilt trackwork and control panel construction amongst other things. Pictured below is one of our members weathering a number of N gauge wagons by applying and removing paint to create a grimey appearance.

 

Weathering N Gauge Wagons

 

Finally for this update, we had a visit from a Technical Trainer at Eurostar Trains for a talk evening who gave us a slideshow of photos he’d taken during his time working for Eurostar Trains as well as a number of photos taken on visits to one of Switzerland’s railways. We also had a visit to the Dial Hill Railway, which is a private garden railway in Clevedon.

 

For previous updates, click here to view the update archive

Interested in Joining Us?

If you think you would like to join our club, feel free to come along to one of our meetings and see what you think.

 

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What’s On?

Nailsea and District MRC Events:

 

NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2018

March 24th and 25th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ

 

For more information on the events listed above, click here