This section contains news about the club and items that may be of interest to railway modellers.
We are now settled in the Christ Church Hall in Tonbridge High street. It's much larger than the previous ones so we can work on more layouts etc. at one time. Storage is currently limited but several layouts are now available on site and there is often one or more running on club nights.
The second series about Hornby is available via UKTVPLAY website. Its well worth a watch. The site also hosts a wide range of real life series such as 'impossible railways' & 'secrets of the underground'
Several club layouts can be seen at 'local' exhibitions
Possible treat to Exhibition Venue
Tonbridge and Malling Council (TMBC) are reviewing the funding and future on the Angel Centre where we hold our exhibitions. The centre is in need of refurbishment for a variety of reasons and this will potentially affect we we can hold them in future years though it will NOT effect the 2024 one. You can find more details on the TMBC website.
The topic for this years (2023) Jim Fillmore challenge has been released and this year its
This needs to be a railway themed scene perhaps featuring derelict stock, track and/or buildings or other infrastructure. Once again the model is to be a small diorama (can include working bits if you like a challenge), box file or shoe box, or on a base of similar size and may be to any scale.
As normal, models will be judged by members at the Christmas Do, Thursday 21st December 2023 so you have plenty of time. Pictures of some of the entries from Christmas 2022 can be seen on the 'Modelling' page.