News and Events

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News

Hunt for a new home

After some 30 years in the same premises Tonbridge Model Railway Club (TMRC) finds itself in need of a new home. 

We have recently found temporary premises but these do not offer storage for our layouts so are not ideal.

Our new home would ideally be in Tonbridge with parking and public transport nearby along with a space to store our layouts and other modelling supplies (we have our own shed)

We rented our previous venue.

If you can assist with such a venue we will be happy to hear from you. (use the footer on this page or the 'contact us' section)

Stop Press.

Club nights have restarted from Thursday 19 August 2021  @ Age UK's Tonbridge site (location is shown on 'contact us ' page). Unfortunately we do not have storage for layouts there so modelling will be restricted to what ever people can bring. So far we have seen several members current projects, parts of layouts etc.

Other news

1. A series about Hornby is currently being shown on 'Yesterday' (Mondays @ 9pm and available via UKTVPLAY website). Its well worth a watch.

 
Calendar

This section contains specific events that are happening at the club or that the club is involved in. items are members only unless stated otherwise.

1. A new competition is underway, The shoe box challenge. This involves creating a model within a normal shoe box (~14 x 8 x 5 inches). It can be any gauge, static or working but must be a railway theme. Up to £20 can be spent and entries will be judged at the Christmas meeting and may be displayed at the Exhibition. 

2. The Christmas social and annual photo and model making competitions are happening on 23/12/21 usual rules apply.

3. A talk by Andrew Hardy about ‘The (mis) adventures of a Ferroequinologist’ will take place on 11/11/21 (extra credit if you know what a 'Ferroequinologist’ is)  and includes some of the things he has experienced in his railway career from behind the scenes at the NRM, Mainline steam operations, visiting a few railways, KESR and some random bits and pieces - many of which can never be printed.