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    West Sussex/Hampshire Border
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    00, 0, H0 Standard & NG
    L&SWR,Southern Railway ; BR(s)
    Continental (German & French)
    North American
    Trams
  1. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS-an afternoon special interest group of Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A (formerly Building a Model Railway Group)- based in the border country of West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk Facebook- Milland Valley Railway Modellers We are now in our Christmas close down. Our next regular meeting is Wednesday 16th January 2019 commencing at 14.00hrs at Redford Village Hall, Linch Road, Redford GU29 0QF. This is the last of our two hour sessions as we go to 3 hours from the February meeting- this is to give us more modelling time -(or chat, eating Chocolate digestives or consuming coffee) A new membership year commences in February 2019 and I will be collecting membership cheques at the January meeting. If you are local- in an area bounded by Petersfield, Haslemere, Bordon & Midhurst and you are interested in joining -please contact me at [email protected] for full details Seasons Greetings to all modellers
  2. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS-an afternoon special interest group of Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A (formerly Building a Model Railway Group)- based in the border country of West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk Facebook- Milland Valley Railway Modellers We had a great day yesterday (Sunday 21st ) at the Liphook & District MRC Open Day in Milland, West Sussex There was some fine club/members layouts plus our little effort East Hants Link in a very incomplete form (we did some plaster bandage scenic modelling) plus some examples of fine tree modelling by David one of our our group Unfortunately the visitor turnout was disappointing due to the fine, warm weather. Those who did come along will I am sure have had a good time with plenty of chat over the excellent refreshments and purchased a couple of bargains at their club S/H items table We hope to be invited next year (with a complete running layout)- it will be their 10th annual show and the club's 55th birthday- don't miss it
  3. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS-an afternoon special interest group of Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A (formerly Building a Model Railway Group)- based in the border country of West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey Follow progress on our layout- East Hants Link from Wednesday 17th until Saturday 20th October on www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk and on our Facebook Pages Milland Valley Railway Modellers and East Hants Link. Then see the layout "in the flesh" at the 9th Annual Open Day of Liphook & District MRC- Model Trains in the Valley at the Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA on Sunday 21st October 10.00hrs to 16.00hrs We look forward to seeing you!
  4. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS-an afternoon special interest group of Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A formerly Building a Model Railway Group- based in the border country of West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey We are looking to increase our membership a little (currently 6). You need to be a member of one of the following U3A's- Liphook, Midhurst, Haslemere, Petersfield or Woolmer Forest. By definition this means you are retired- ladies or gentlemen, who are either new to the model railway hobby or are returning to it after a gap or have a grandchild who needs you to build their first layout There is a group fee to cover cost of the hall hire, which is partially subsidised out of Liphook U3A central funds (Currently £20 per annum) Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of most months (no meetings July, August or December) at Redford Village Hall, Linch Road, Redford, MIDHURST GU29 0QF Meetings start at 14.00 hrs We have sole use of the hall for 2 hours. Coffee Tea and chocolate digestives on the go throughout -donation of £1 to the Railway Children Charity The hall has a small kitchen, toilets and has ramped access to one double door. There is off street car parking. About 4 miles from Liphook, Midhurst or Fernhurst and about 10 miles from Petersfield Search for Liphook U3A or Midhurst U3A websites and go to groups Write to the group leader at [email protected] See details see the website www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk- section marked Milland Valley Railway Modellers There is a Facebook Page: Milland Valley Railway Modellers with a number of associated pages covering lost of different modelling and transport interests including East Hants Link which covers our modern image tramway layout currently under construction. Our activities are covered locally in the Milland News, Liphook Community Magazine and free magazines- Vantage Point and Round &About. and local websites We shall be at Liphook & District Model Railway Club's 9th Annual Open Day at the the Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland , LIPHOOK GU30 7NA on Sunday 21st October 2018 10.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs Pop in and have a chat
  5. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS- an afternoon special interest group of Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A After our summer break our meetings resume on Wednesday 19th September at 14.00 hrs at Redford Village Hall, Linch Road, Redford, MIDHURST GU29 0QF All our attention will be committed to our N scale modern image tram layout- East Hants Link which is due to appear at Liphook & District Model Railway Club's 9th Annual Open Day on Sunday 21st October at the nearby Milland Valley Memorial Hall. Our October 17th Meeting will be open to members of the public as a preview to the L&DMRC Open Day on the following Sunday. We look forward to seeing our local model railway friends at both events. We are still seeking further members- see Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A websites or contact Tony Bettger- the group leader at [email protected] for further info
  6. Thanks for sharing pictures of your layouts and exhibition modules and your enthusiasm for British style modelling
  7. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS- an afternoon special interest group of Liphook & Midhurst U3A's on the Hampshire/West Sussex border ALL CHANGE! NEW MEETING VENUE- From the May (16th) meeting our new meeting venue will be Redford Village Hall, Redford, MIDHURST GU29 0QF CHANGED MEETING DATES- Now THIRD WEDNESDAY IN EACH MONTH- No meetings in July August or December REVISED HOURS- Meetings revert to 14.00 to 16.00 hrs The venue is just finishing a extensive refurbishment to the interior and exterior of its 1950's hall and we are pleased to be one of the early new users of it. Group membership is £20 per year . We are a small friendly group of 6 but we hope to grow a little. Our sessions are fuelled by enthusiasm and prodigious quantities of coffee , tea and chocolate digestives You need also to be a member of Liphook or Midhurst U3A or of the following local U3A groups-Haslemere, Petersfield, or Woolmer Forest (Bordon & Whitehill) U3A- University of the Third Age is an international organisation for retired or Semi Retired men and women who are over 55 years of age-https://www.u3a.org.uk/ For details of this group see Liphook U3A or Midhurst U3A websites or see www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk or contact [email protected]
  8. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS A government edict to increase nursery school hours to 30 hours per week has wiped out our afternoon bookings at our local village hall. The Nursery school now goes on from 08-30 to 15.30 Monday to Thursday which means that our meetings would end at 18.30 -too late for most of our members. We are now urgently sourcing another hall which doesn't host a Nursery School. More news soon!
  9. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS- An afternoon special interest group of Liphook and Midhurst U3A's ​From April 2018 we meet for 3 hours (13.30 to 16.30 hrs) on the first Wednesday of each month (No meetings in July and August) at the Milland Valley Memorial Hall Committee Room, Iping Road, Milland, Liphook GU30 7NA We are a small friendly group of 5 members who would like to grow a little. For details see www.millandvalleyrailway.co.uk ; the Liphook U3A or the Midhurst U3A websites or write to [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you
  10. MILLAND VALLEY RAILWAY MODELLERS -An afternoon special interest group of Liphook and Midhurst U3A's (Formerly known as Building A Model Railway Group 2017) We have changed our group name and on Wednesday 7th March we will be trialling a three hour session starting at 1.30 pm and the sharing of the venue with a local non-U3A Family History Research Group. We have sole use of the Committee Room at the Milland Valley Memorial Hall whilst the other group use the Main Hall. We will share toilet and Kitchen facilities If this trial is successful we will change from holding our meetings from the 3rd to the first Wednesday of the months of January to June and September to December (inclusive) raising the number of meetings from 9 to 10 per year. We currently have 7 members having successfully attracted two more members to replace some drop outs. We are actively trying to recruit more members and we will be at the Liphook U3A Open Day on Monday 12th March, with our new layout East Hants Link This event will be held at the Liphook Millennium Centre from 2.00 to 4.00 pm Please see Liphook U3A or Midhurst U3A websites for details or contact me at [email protected]
  11. Liphook U3A & Midhurst U3A BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY GROUP We have been joined by a new member from Midhurst U3A and as a result we are now a joint group between Liphook & Midhurst U3A's with details on both websites. The proposals to extend hours per session and change of 3rd Wednesday to 1st Wednesday are awaiting agreement of the MVMH trustees We have also approached a local model railway club to see if we can be affiliated to them for joint activities The possibility to change our group name awaits the outcome of these various proposals Our next meeting is Wednesday 21st February at the Committee Room Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland, LIPHOOK GU30 7NA
  12. LIPHOOK U3A BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY GROUP- Latest News We have agreed to move towards an afternoon model railway club format, increase the number of meetings per year to 10 and the length of each meeting from 2 to 3 hours Our layout East Hants Link will be exhibited at the Liphook U3A Open Day in March We are recruiting to increase our membership through other local U3A's Happy Modelling!
  13. LIPHOOK U3A BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY GROUP Happy New Year The first session of the 2018 season will be held on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at the Committee Room of the Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland, LIPHOOK GU30 7NA commencing at 2.00pm Full details of the group at www.liphooku3a.org.uk or contact the group leader at [email protected] This small friendly group is looking to recruit a few additional members for the new year. We are keen to move the group on from a "teach & follow" group to one nearer to a small afternoon club for railway modellers- so if your local (Liphook, Petersfield, Haslemere. Midhurst -except Liphook all locations without a model railway club) get in contact Fulfil your dream- build a model railway in 2018!
  14. Liphook U3A Building a Model Railway Group The last of this year's sessions was held on Wednesday 15th November in the Committee Room of the Milland Valley Memorial Hall with 5 members attending. Going forward for the foreseeable future it appears that 5 will be the maximum number of attendees, due to health and bereavement effecting two of our original members. We hope that at some time in the future they might be able to return. We need to attract more members in 2018 One effort will be at Liphook U3A Open Day in March by exhibiting our N scale tramway layout which should be in a completed state by then. I have also started to recruit with items on the groups and other local Facebook pages in the run up to Christmas. The possibility of attracting U3A members who are grandparents who might be interested in some help in building a model railway for a grandchild. We discussed the use of dioramas in the hobby to explore layout subjects, using my under construction diorama "If the railway had come to the valley" in 00 scale. Members have expressed an interest in more practical modelling sessions at next years sessions The next session will be on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at the MVMH Committee Room, Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA. Full details of the group at www.liphooku3a.org.uk or contact the group leader at [email protected] Seasons Greetings to you all. Remember model railways are not just for Christmas!
  15. Liphook U3A Building a Model Railway Group Fifth Session 18th October After a disappointing turnout at the September session- only 2 people turned up, the October session was worse only one person turned up I issued a three line whip directly after as I was very disappointed that the vast majority hadn't advised they couldn't make it! I also asked for constructive comments on the group and was it worth continuing to which I've had little response The last session of the year is on 15th November (a planned break in December) I have placed notes on the group on local Facebook pages, plus in two local free magazines in the hope of bringing some more members. I do believe the British have become a nation of watchers rather than active participators -or am I being grumpy!
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