News – Gloucester Model Railway Club Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:47:03 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITIES Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:06:29 +0000 ]]> (1) Electrical /Wiring/DC to DCC
To include absolute basics, wiring of track, switches, points, servos etc to fit the recently agreed standards.
(2) Soldering Skills
Must include types of suitable equipment, types of solder and temperatures, fluxes and the overall applicability to wiring, track building, kit building in all metals.
(3) Computer Software
The use of same in the model railway hobby (layout planning etc)
(4) Layout Planning and Survey
Actual planning for type of layout, scale, history, geographic location, suitability for modelling large or small, real vs. fictitious locations.
(5) Kit building & Super detailing of R-T-R Items also Scratchbuilding
Locos, rolling Stock, Architectural, Town and Station (Railway buildings)
(6) Decoration – Scenic’s
To include foundation work, application of scenic scatter materials, static grass applicators, backscene construction and the use of forced perspective in diminishing scales.
(7) Decoration – Painting / Finishing
To cover scenics, track, priming, top finishing, weathering, transfer applications (all types) Airbrush vs. Aerosol Cans vs. Hand brushing.

In addition to the above, the club is planning to invite lecturers to cover various aspects of railway matters. A separate notice will be made to advise you of these events in due course.
We also are considering the re-launch of the club model railway competition to cover many of the subjects within the hobby such as loco construction, rolling stock, architectural work and super detailing of RTR items.
Finally we are also looking into the possibility of visits “awaydays” to various locations from exhibitions and heritage railway sites etc. Again, these matters will be posted to the website and also notices of same will appear in the club house in due course

Project Under Way Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:22:33 +0000 Our new HO project is now passed by the committee for construction, our first meeting for all who are interested in joining this project is 7:30pm Friday 13th November 2015

CS&L – Ross Exhibition Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:01:55 +0000 Cheltenham South and Leckhampton will be at the Ross on Wye Model Railway Exhibition on 15th and 16th August 2015 at –
The John Kyrle High School
Ledbury Road
Ross on Wye

CS&L – Redditch Show Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:24:39 +0000 We are taking the Cheltenham South and Leckhampton layout to the Redditch Model Railway Exhibition on 19th & 20th September 2015 to be held at the Trinity High School, Redditch.