Due to the current situation, the Poole and District Model Railway Club will be closed for at least one month.  We will monitor the situation closely and will reopen when it is advised safe to do so.  We will post here when the club will be open again for club activities.

The 2019 Exhibition – Best in show

Our 2019 exhibition went very well and thank you to all those who attended.  We had 22 great layouts in attendance this year but as always there can only be one ‘Best in Show’ as voted for by the public.  This year the prize went to ‘Brixham Bay’ built by Judith & Kevin Cartwrite.

Best in Show 3 Brixham Bay 2019Best in Show 2 Brixham Bay 2019Best in Show 1 Brixham Bay 2019

The 2019 Exibition

Its almost here, 3 days to go, and we are realy looking forward to it.  There will be 22 working layouts at the show in four halls including:

Any City – OO
Atherfield – OO
Brixham Bay – N
Cringle Street – O
Denver, Gosport Gulch & Pacific Railroad – ON30
Flintcombe – P4
Freshwater – N Scale
Garreg Wen – OO9
Great Swilling – EM
Grandad’s Puzzlement – OO
Kamiak Falls – HO
Milford on Sea – OO
Millway Dock – OO
Newquay East – OO
Parkstone Goods – OO
Rookery Lane – OO
Santa Agueda – HO
Springfield – O
Svanda – HO

And we have trade support from:

Ian Shave
Model Railway Solutions Shop and Baseboards
RailRoom Electronics
R&T Model Railways
Ray Heard
Wessex Waggons
The Second Hand Railway Book Shop
And our own club stand.

We also have demonstrations from:

Andy May
DCC Demonstration
The Spetisbury Station Project
The Slim Gauge Society
Swanage Railway

It all starts at 10am on Sunday morning and we look forward to seeing you there.

This Bank Holiday Monday is the Grand Donkey Derby, Dog Show, Exhibition & Fete at Pelhams Park in Kinson.  And this year, for the first time, they are putting an a Model Railway exhibition and one of our layouts will be there!  The event is hosted by the Bournemouth North Rotary Club and its all for charity.

Donkey Derby 2019 Front Cover final

The 2018 Exhibition.

Thanks to all members who came and helped at a very busy show from the Committee.

Our special thanks go to Jame’s for all his hard work done in the arranging and organisation of the show and our special thanks to the boys at Model Railway Solutions for bringing their fantastic layout Bournemouth West to the Exhibition which also won by a long way best layout at the show.

Also a special thanks to all visitors who made this one of the best attended shows we have ever put on.

So to all those involved goes a big Thank You from the Committee.