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Monthly Club News

September 2019: Work continues to prepare our Dagnell End layout for our annual exhibition

August 2019: We start this month preparing layouts for the forthcoming shows in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre on the 17th and 18th August and at the Trinity High School in September. Work is now pressing ahead with our Dagnell End layout ready for the exhibition appearances in the autumn. We had a successful weekend with our Pop up Model Railway show in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre with nearly 1500 visitors over the weekend.

July 2019 : We are completing an upgrade on our Oakenshaw layout to remove a problem we caused when we constructed it. July 2019 marks the 20th anniversary since Redditch Model Railway Club became a .com. Work has continued on the planning of our new layout. Following an Extra Ordinary General Meeting on 23rd July the vacant post on the Committee was filled by John Tisi.

June 2019: Saturday 1st June 2019 marked the 52nd 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 4th June once again provided few surprises and the Committee where re-elected apart from Buchanan McInroy who stood down. We have started an upgrade on our Oakenshaw layout to remove a problem we caused when we constructed it. This involves realigning some of the track at one end of the layout so as to remove the need for adaptor boards to fit onto our generic fiddle yard that is used on other layouts.  We had a very enjoyable 3 days from the 14th to 16th June exhibiting our Arrowmouth layout at the Great Central Railway.

May 2019 Planning for our new 1970's based layout has continued by drawing out the proposed layout out full sized on a very large piece of paper.  This is allowing us to refine the ideas before we commit to actually making the layout We have also been remaking all of the trestles that support our Chilcompton and Oakenshaw layouts to make them more sturdy than the current ones.

April 2019 We had a great weekend in the company of a Pannier Tank 8F and a Jinty amongst other things at the Engine House at Highley at the Severn Valley Railway exhibiting our Smallwood layout on the 6th and 7th April. We have started to draw out a plan for our new 1970's exhibition layout Northgrove. It will be a similar size to Dagnell End and Oakenshaw. We have replaced a point on Arrowmouth that had failed the last time the layout was operated in readiness for the outing in June to the Great Central Railway.

March 2019: We are continuing to improve our layouts ready for forthcoming exhibitions. Work on Dagnell End is nearly complete and the exciting news is you will be able to see the layout at our show in September. We are also spending more time preparing our Smallwood layout for the SVR Open Weekend in April.

February 2019: We have continued on the improvements to our Dagnell End layout. Work is currently centred on the London Underground part of the layout with sections of the track being relayed to improve operational reliability. We have also spent some time preparing our Smallwood layout for the SVR Open Weekend in April.

January 2019: We start 2019 with work continuing on our Smallwood layout and preparing our Oakenshaw layout for the Weston Super Mare Model Railway Exhibition in January 2019. We had a great weekend and were well looked after at the Weston exhibition on 13th January where our Oakenshaw layout was well received by the visitors - We will be back next year with a different layout.