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Monthly Club News

December 2018: This month work is centred on improving our existing layouts On Dagnell End and Smallwood we are making scenery improvements and on Oakenshaw we are wiring up the signals so they all work. Also a new project has arrived at the Club a new Scottish Region shed layout that is owned by a Club member and once complete will be exhibited under the Club banner.

November 2018: We started the month by completing our club room works. With the extra floor in the club room we have improved how we store our layouts and created a library area for members to use. Work has continued on the improvement to our Dagnell End layout and we have taken the opportunity to relay a short section of track which was causing problems at the exhibition we took the layout to. We had an enjoyable weekend at the Warley Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend of the 24th and 25th November with our display stand. This year we  once again incorporated our Barrie Island into the display which was very well received by the visitors.

October 2018: Work has continued on our club room improvements. We had a great weekend exhibiting our Buckshee layout at the Great Electric Train Show over the weekend of the 13th and 14th October. This exhibition was at the new venue of the MK Arena in Milton Keynes. This was was the second time we have exhibited a layout in that town this year. We have to say we were looked after far better by the team from Hornby Magazine than we were earlier in the year !

September 2018: We staged our 45th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend of the 16th and 17th September and thank you to all that attended. The exhibition proved to be one our best attended show in recent years. Work has continued on he club room improvements.

August 2018 : Work continues on our club room improvements with the majority of the walling for the second floor extension now installed.

July 2018 : We start July off with major work on our club room. It has been in planning for many months and the 1st phase is complete and we have installed a set of stairs and some key floor joists  so as to create a large storage area in the roof of our club room.

June 2018: Friday 1st June 2018 marked the 51st anniversary of the formation of the Redditch Model Railway Club. On the evening of Thursday 1st June 1967 a meeting was held at the White Hart Public House in Headless Cross in Redditch which resulted in the Redditch Model Railway Club being formed. The Club's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 5th June once again provided few surprises and the Committee where re-elected apart from Rob Jones who stood down. Pete Hancox was elected as the replacement Chairman. We had a very enjoyable 3 days from the 15th to 17th June exhibiting our Oakenshaw layout at the Great Central Railway.

May 2018 : We started the month by completing the installation of large casters to the supporting legs on our Smallwood layout. We can now easily move the layout around and into and out of the club room. The casters have brakes so when used the layout is as stable as it would be on normal legs. We have also added a shelf in the fiddle yard. Other projects include a minor refurbishment of our Dagnell End layout. Work includes refitting all of the third rail to lower the height of it to avoid catching the stock running on the layout and improvement to the scenery.  Plans are also afoot to make some improvements to our club room to improve the amount of storage we have.

April 2018 : We have continued to make improvements to the electrics on our Smallwood layout. We had a great weekend in the company of Westerns, Class 50's and Class 37's in the diesel shed at the Severn Valley Railway exhibiting our Dagnell End layout on the 7th and 8th April. We had a get month at the Forge Mill Museum with our Pop up Model Railway Show and thank you to all those that supported this event. We understand our event help to increase overall visitor numbers to the museum.

March 2018: We started the month with the club not meeting on Thursday 1st March due to heavy snow. Work this month has concentrated this month on getting our Smallwood layout to work better electrically.  On Thursday 22nd March we opened our pop up model railway show at the Forge Mill Museum. It was open until 22nd April 2018.

February 2018 : We start the month by taking our Arrowmouth layout to the Stafford Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of February. As usual Arrowmouth was well received with both the visitors and exhibition managers as we left the show with three potential further exhibition bookings for the layout in the coming years. We exhibited our Chilcompton layout at the Milton Keynes Model Railway Exhibition on the 10th February 2018.

January 2018: We start 2018 with work continuing on our Smallwood layout and preparing our Arrowmouth layout for the Stafford Model Railway Exhibition in February 2018.