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 Monday 13th August 2018

 

Since the last update, we have had two talk evenings, plenty of activity around the Club test tracks and members working on their own projects.

 

The first of the talks was from a Club member who once worked for British Rail, and he told us all about the footplate duties of the crew on a steam locomotive as well as a few of his experiences whilst working for British Rail. The second talk was a basic history of signalling on the railways with a bit about the different types of signal that existed and where they would be used. The talks were both very informative and gave a few ideas for improving the realistic operation of our own model railways.

 

Amongst the various projects being worked on by Nailsea and District Model Railway Club members during the modelling evenings is a project started by our Club Chairman a number of years ago. This has now been passed on to a couple of other members to finish off to help with passing modelling skills on to those without out as much experience. The model started life as a plastic kit of a fictional steam powered tank from the Warhammer range produced by Games Workshop and is being converted to run on O gauge track. Initial progress is pictured below.

 

Warhammer Steam Tank

 

With all the nice weather we have had, one of the Club meetings was spent visiting the garden railway of another of our members who generously invited us all round to his house for the evening. A large group of us gathered for a chat and to watch the trains go round, with a massive thanks to Mike and his wife for allowing us all round and providing some drinks and snacks. We all had an enjoyable time and a few pictures of the garden railway are shown below.

 

Garden Railway 4

 

Garden Railway 2

 

Garden Railway 3

 

Garden Railway 1

 

Garden Railway 5

 

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 Open Day 2018

December 15th at The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, BS21 6HB

 

NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2019

April 6th and 7th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ

 

For more information on the events listed above, click here