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Monthly Club News

April 2021: We started the month by giving up the extra space we had temporarily rented to allow us to finish the new fiddle yard and to start our Norgrove layout. Our Norgrove layout is now in our main club room and we have continued on construction of this layout.

March 2021: Despite the Covid restrictions we have made some good progress on our Norgrove layout. By the the first weekend of March we now have all the cork underlay down for the track. We thought it was going to be difficult to source the PECO track for the layout as production in their factory has been hit by Covid restrictions. However Derek from Footplate model shop in Kidderminster has come to the rescue.  We have now started track laying on our Norgrove layout. Our Chilcompton layout was used as part of a feature on the Somerset and Dorset Railway in the April 2021 edition of Hornby Magazine which was published in the first week of March. By the end of March we had laid all of the track on the Norgrove layout.

February 2021: The Covid lockdown has prevented us from having our normal twice weekly evening meetings. To keep the current projects moving a number of club members have taken projects on as home projects. 

January 2021: We start 2021 with work continuing on our Norgrove layout and the new fiddle yard. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to exhibit our Chilcompton layout at the Weston Super Mare show as it was cancelled due to the Covid crisis.