2017 is our 50th Anniversary year so look out for events to mark this significant milestone for Worcestershire's oldest model railway club
The Redditch Model Railway Club was formed on Thursday 1st June 1967 when a group of like minded railway modelers got together at the White Hart Public House in Headless Cross in Redditch. The Club is based in the town of Redditch in Worcestershire, England. The town has a population of 77,000 and is some 15 miles south of Birmingham. The Redditch Model Railway Club meets in a unit which part of this much larger industrial unit (shown in the picture) on a factory estate in Redditch on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 1900 until 2230. Whilst the building is rather uninspiring to look at it does provide the club with the space and facilities we need to function. Membersí model railway interests range from the pre grouping to the present day contemporary scene. Unlike some model railway clubs we are not just a talking shop and actually build and exhibit exhibition layouts. If you join us you will find a friendly group who are only too happy to pass on our enthusiasm for model railways. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 - conditions set by our landlord don't allow children in our club room. (H&S regulations for industrial premises)
|Our current membership rate is £50 per year (we have kept this cost down to one single rate to make it fair that every member contributes the same).|
The Council of Management and Directors are made up of the following members:
Mick Clements - Club President
Rob Jones - Chairman
Buchanan McInroy - Vice Chairman
Guy Craddock - Secretary & Exhibition Manager - has held the posts for over 25 years and longer than anyone else
Mick Clements - Treasurer - a post he has held since the formation of the Club in 1967!Melvyn Crump - Member Representative
Club members are working on the following projects:
The competition of the construction of a new 4mm exhibition layout called Oakenshaw based in West Yorkshire in the late 1950's/early 1960's
Construction of another new 4mm exhibition layout called Smallwood based in the 1970's
The competition of our new 4mm Southern Region exhibition layout called Dagnell End. This is based in suburban London in the 1960ís and features not only a two-track Southern Region main line but also a working underground line along the front of the layout.
Continual experimentation with DCC operation for use on Dagnell End.
Continual improvements to our existing Arrowmouth and Chilcompton exhibition layouts.
Initial construction work on a new 7mm scale layout which will be based on London Midland Region practice set around 1960 in the Birmingham area. This layout will also feature DCC control.
|Members at work on a Club Night|
|Views of our New Club Room|
The Redditch Model Railway Club can be contacted via the Club Secretary, Guy Craddock, and Webmaster via the following e-mail address:
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