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Following on from our highly successful Open Day in July, Twickenham MRC are making plans to push ahead with new projects in OO (D&E era), N and G.

 

Our D&E group has been busy preparing plans and you can see the 'three options' on our website www.tdmrc.org.uk

 

Our highly successful N gauge group are looking at new concepts to follow on from our well-known exhibition layout 'Batty Moor'

 

Our old G gauge layout has been sold and our small but enthusiastic G gauge group are looking to build a small highly portable switching/shunting style layout.

 

We enter the peak modelling season refreshed and ready to move forward with these exciting projects ... model D&E? N? G? .... live in West London/ Surrey? We could be the club for you !

 

Why not come down one Friday?  See our website for full club details.

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Breaking news!

 

Twickenham & District MRC caters for all modellers from N to G and now the committee have announced a new OO project to further broaden the club's appeal

 

The club are building a small 'fast build' OO layout which will be built as a modern image 'starter' project.

 

It will be a small (10ft) project using ready built PECO track so it will both cater for 'beginners' looking to learn/practice essential skills and at the same time show that Twickenham MRC are serious about supporting and promoting D&E modelling.

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Dedicated thread as mentioned in the last comment:

 

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/117737-eastgate-modern-day-00-gauge-terminus-by-twickenham-mrc/&do=findComment&comment=2531361

 

 

plus my latest running session from way back that has only just been uploaded:

 

 

TDMRC are staring work on their first D&E project this Friday Jan 6th - why not come down and be part of this exciting new project?

 

See the link above for more details!

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For folks in the Twickenham area, we will be having a 'Meet the Club' day at Twickenham Library on Sat March 25th. Working 'n' gauge and oo layouts plus static displays of our other projects including the new diesel/Electric 00 Eastgate layout . Boards are nearly finished and at least one will be at this event with track plans stock etc. It's a good opportunity to meet the members and see what we do and can offer.

More details on the club website: www.tdmrc.org.uk

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Twickenham & District MRC's recent open day was a great succes and has now resulted in no fewer than six new applications for membership.

 

One recent recruit from the open day is Maurice Phillips, seen here working on the club's 7mm layout Addison Road ...

 

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Addsison Road is without doubt TDMRC's biggest and most ambitious layout in any gauge and makes its full exhibition debut next weekend at the Farnham & District MRC's show on Oct 14/15. Last Friday the group (including Maurice) were making the final checks to make sure the layout makes a good impression on the day.....

 

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To follow those splendid pictures of Addison Road, here's another layout from TDMRC. This one maintained by the juniors and gets to go out to fete's and fairs for the very junior engine drivers to have a go. We should have put more super-elevation on the curves, but didn't realise at the time just how fast a Hornby 'Thomas' can go. Set track and donated stock.

This pic from Elisa Kivy, a member of the contemporary image 'Eastgate' team, of a more traditional goods train.

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Meanwhile, whilst the track was being tested prior to a trip out, the club's bus enthusiasts decided that the new 'Piggery Lane' station forecourt is a great place for an impromptu convention.

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After all, the hobby is meant to be fun!  See more of the buses on the club Facebook page @TwickenhamMRC

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And the Facebook page has gained a new member here.  Penhayle Bay's rolling stock is all boxed up and living in Strawberry Hill these days awaiting a future time when there might again be space for a layout rather than a small static display board.

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Penhayle Bay's rolling stock is all boxed up and living in Strawberry Hill these days awaiting a future time when there might again be space for a layout rather than a small static display board.

 

It seems to me that that rolling stock deserves a 'day out' ..... this Friday (like every first Friday in the month) is the night our Multi-Gauge-Test-Track is set up for those who like to run/test their stock - why not come down and let your locos stretch their legs - all gauges catered for from Z to G !

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Whilst 'serious' ? layouts usually get most attention, our simple 6 x 3 toy train set had an outing to Staines and Egham show last Saturday to entertain the youngsters. We weren't short of trainee drivers and even the mayor's family got involved.

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The farmyard, having been replaced by an out of town retail park has the start of a new housing development as well. Here is the advertising hoarding:

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A good day out with some superb layouts (real ones) in attendance.

 

 

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Twickenham & District MRC is always keen to promote the hobby to a wider audience - and as a result hopefully attract new club members!

 

As part of that ongoing outlook the club is holding a 'pop-up' exhibition right in the heart of Twickenham on April 21st.

 

From 10am to 3.30pm, in Twickenham Library, the club will be selling the hobby to the general public who might never attend a full-blown exhibition or open day.

 

Whilst our primary aim is to spread the word to a new audience we will also be showcasing our club to those already in the hobby - people like YOU who have found this thread and who are taking the time to read this.

 

So, if you want to find out more about our club and/or support an attempt to reach out to potential new modellers, please come down on April 21st - you are most welcome!

 

Twickenham Library

Garfield Road

Twickenham

TW2 3JT

 

Or see our website www.tdmrc.org.uk

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Date duly noted thank you.  And only a short walk from this Hill of Strawberries too.  Would there be any interest in or space to display a couple of my weathered ex-Penhayle Bay locos as examples of what the self-taught beginner can achieve?

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Date duly noted thank you.  And only a short walk from this Hill of Strawberries too.  Would there be any interest in or space to display a couple of my weathered ex-Penhayle Bay locos as examples of what the self-taught beginner can achieve?

Thanks for the kind offer. Leave it with me and I'll drop you PM as soon as I check on space availability.

Northwick are hogging the room this year, but we would be delighted to see you.

 

Steve W.

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Twickenham & District MRC are pleased to give you details of their 2018 OPEN DAY on July 21st.

 

The venue will, of course, be our club rooms - KERSWELL HALL, WILLS CRES, HOUNSLOW TW3 2JF  and we'll be open 10am to 4pm.

 

The club will have layouts and displays in all scales/gauges we work in (N, OO and O) but this year we are highlighting the club's commitment to OO with no less than three working layouts in that particular gauge....

 

TWICKENHAM JUNCTION - the club's new, big, ambitious OO layout inspired by the old Twickenham station and modelled as if it hadn't been rebuilt after WW2.

 

EASTGATE - the club's new privatisation era D&E layout.

 

NORTHWICK - TDMRC's steam era exhibition layout - it's been completely revamped and extended in the last two years!

 

Plus.............

 

BATTY MOOR - the club's main N gauge layout will be up and running

 

Plus

 

ADDISON ROAD - the club's ambitious 7mm layout will have a static display.

 

Plus ..............

 

WEATHERING DEMONSTRATION -  more details to follow

 

Plus ...................

 

CLUB S/H STALL

 

Our secondhand stall will be selling items donated by members and well-wishers. If you have any old unwanted models you would like to donate to help us raise club funds please just bring them along or contact us in advance to arrange collection.

 

Make a note of the date now and come back to this thread nearer the day as we will be adding more details as they are announced.

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Have just found some photos of BATTY MOOR our existing N gauge exhibition layout which will be running at our July 21st Open Day.

 

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This is a relatively rare running session for Batty Moor as we are busy building baseboards for a new N GAUGE layout. Why not join us and get involved with our new layout from the ground up?

 

 

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Well our open day is over for another year ................

 

And this week it's more good news ...............

 

This week our multi-gauge running track will be up in the clubroom - every gauge from Z to G is catered for - including 3 rail 'O' 

 

And 3 rail 'OO' !!!!

 

So whatever you model - including S gauge - you will be able to run it on our multi-gauge running track

 

Come on down and see us this Friday!

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