New Year Update

Friday 1st January 2016


The first day of 2016 brings a few updates on the goings on of the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s members.


First up is an update to ‘Great Swilling’, an EM scale layout being built by Club chairman, David Burnett. A few more recent images have been added to the ‘Great Swilling’ photo gallery in the members’ layouts page of the website showing the progress made to the layout and rolling stock to run on it. To jump straight to that page of the website to see the progress so far, click here. If you’re interested in seeing more of David’s model, don’t forget to visit our annual exhibition in March where it is intended to have ‘Great Swilling’ on display.

 Great Swilling 013

Also coming up is the Weston-super-Mare Train Show on Sunday the 10th of January, an independently run show raising money for Weston Hospice Care (registered charity no.900328). Amongst the layouts on display will be three layouts from members of the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club. Peter Everitt will be operating HO layout ‘Port Washington’, Doug Richards will be there with a new 3mm scale layout ‘Mendip’ and Mike Brown will be making an appearance with ‘Sabden Yard’ in G scale.


Finally for this update, we have a couple of photos from one of our last running nights before Christmas. One of our members brought along a OO scale First Great Western liveried HST produced by Hornby including a Class 43 decorated with the commemorative livery of 43172 ‘Harry Patch’. As well as the interest this model alone generated, another club member had brought along a HO scale New South Wales Intercity XPT from Australian manufacturer Auscision Models. The British HST alongside an Australian HST with a similar body style made for an interesting comparison as can be seen in the pictures below.

 Test Track HSTs 1
Test Track HSTs 2

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What’s On?
Nailsea and District MRC Events:


NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2022

March 26th and 27th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2LE