July 2020 (virtual) Meeting

Five made it to the July Skype meeting. Tim Williams (our tech supremo who set the call up) was at the Bala Lake Railway, helping with their reopening after C-19 shutdown, but as a result of being busy with 1:1 scale railways and full time work was having very little time for model making. It […]

Quick update – July and August 2020 events.

Due to the current pandemic and ongoing social distancing guidance the next 2 meetings at Moorfield Hall (13th July and 10th August) have been postponed. These physical meetings will be replaced with an online alternative through Skype, the links for those meetings being sent out to those members who have subscribed about 24 hours before […]

June 2020 (virtual) meeting

9 attended the June Skype meeting. Lee Allen told us about progress on his planned layout and there was some discussion about using copper clad sleepers at base boards joints. Tim Williams showed us the latest additions to Chwarel Cwm Bach 2.0, including a transporter incline with a pair of transporters and some track that […]

May 2020 – Virtual Meeting

9 managed to attend the May virtual meeting (or virtual May meeting?) via the wonders of the Internet.   David Churchill showed us a pair of C50 Hungarian 4 wheel diesel locomotives built using some special order HO scale 3D printed bodies by James Hilton (based on his OO scale prints) running on Tomix TR-02 […]

April 2020 – Virtual Meeting

West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group virtual report, 13th April Thanks to the IT knowhow of Tim Williams 9 of us were able to take part in an on-line meeting, a week after a trial run on our scheduled meeting night (April 6th) ironed out a few bugs. Tim showed us progress on his latest project, […]

Nechelles Government Railway

Julien Webb Writes: Whilst the regular monthly meetings of the West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group are on hold, as are all the events (both full-size and model railway), due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we thought we might try blogging about what group members are up to with all the free time we find ourselves […]

March 2020 Meeting

The 009 Society West Midlands Area Group Report of Area Group Meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 9th March 2020 by Angela Baker, Model Reporter After the record excesses of last month’s 25th anniversary bash, we settled back to an almost dignified attendance of 21 persons for our March area group meeting. But there was still […]