February 2020 Update

Thursday 6th February 2020


It’s been a while since the last update on the various activities that the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club get up to on our Tuesday evening meets, but there has been plenty going on.


The most recent Nailsea and District Model Railway Club meeting was a talk evening all about signalling a model railway. This can be a complicated subject when it comes to trying to add signals to a model railway, with various different types of signal for different purposes available. The talk with slides illustrating various information was much appreciated and will no doubt be revisited at some point in the future due to the nature of the subject.


On a related subject, a previous modelling evening saw one of our members bring along a OO gauge signal box to show us that he had scratch built with a variety of materials from model railway accessory manufacturers and items found around the home. The model is shown below and will, by now, be mounted on his permanent home layout.



Amongst the modelling activities on a different modelling evening, another Club member was assembling some N gauge house kits produced by Metcalfe Models as shown in the photos below.




There’s been a huge variety of models given a run on the Club’s test tracks during the evenings that the Roundy Round has been set up, with too many to show here. To demonstrate the variety of rolling stock we have seen, the two photos below show an O gauge Class 50 with a Shell Oil tanker on the end to end test track and four steam engines from across the world on the Roundy Round test track.




In the above photo, from left to right is a HO scale Royal Bavarian State Railway Class BB II 0-4-4-0T, a HO scale South Maitland Railway 10 Class 2-8-2T, a OO gauge ‘Flying Scotsman’ (minus tender for testing), and a Great Western Railroad Decapod Class 2-10-0. It’s not very often you’ll see locomotives from Bavaria, Australia, Britain and America running side by side at the same time.

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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