M&HMRC 2012 Open Days and Exhibition Diary
Open days are the second Saturday in every month and are held jointly with the Morecambe and Heysham 0 Gauge Group, members of the Gauge 0 Guild. Bring something to run, test or just talk about - 0-gauge, 0n30, 00 and N.
We're also holding Open Days for the American enthusiasts. These are every month on the Sunday following a normal Club Open Day. Although the club track is 12vDC-powered, we will have various 'Black Boxes' to play sounds from dual-mode DCC decoders like QSI (Atlas) and ESU Loksound.
The Club will be open from 11.00am till 4.30pm and refreshments will be available. Burgers have also been added to the Open Days menu, alongside pies, pasties and bacon butties. A £2.00 donation towards Open Day costs is requested from all visitors and members. Open Day and exhibition dates are as follows:
|March 8 Saturday - Open Day|
|March 9 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|April 12 Saturday - Open Day|
|April 13 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|May 10 Saturday - Open Day|
|May 11 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|June 14 Saturday - Open Day|
|June 15 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|July 12 Saturday - Open Day|
|July 13 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|August 9 Saturday - Open Day|
|August 10 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|September 13 Saturday - Open Day|
|September 14 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|October 11 Saturday - Open Day|
|October 12 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|November 8 Saturday - Open Day|
|November 9 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
|December 13 Saturday - Open Day|
|December 14 Sunday - American Modellers Open Day|
Help us be good neighbours by parking towards the top of Schola Green Lane nearer the York Hotel.
The Club has layouts planned and under construction in N, 00, 0n30 and 0. All are intended to give our locos a good workout.
The 4 continuous 0-gauge circuits (12-volt 2-rail), are each powered by 5-amp Helmsman controllers and 29 times around the layout is a real mile! Alongside the main lines is a 100 foot long end-to-end branch line incorporating Clarendon Road, the terminus from the first club building and a narrow-gauge (0n30) line. We think the 0-gauge layout may be the longest club layout in the UK - unless you know otherwise!
We've had a rethink about the N-scale layout and the baseboards have been enlarged for the planned 2-level layout. One circuit is operable now.
The 00 layout is in an area about 30' by 12', the baseboards are all built and a couple of circuits are operable now.
Lots of opportunities to hone your skills and acquire new ones, whatever scale you're working in. And plenty of back-issues of magazines to read while you're enjoying a brew. There's even a cupboard-full of videos for that home away from home experience...!
The Club's new 0-gauge exhibition layout feature a small urban terminus that serves a couple of fiddle yards - with automatic shuttles if it's time for a brew! More details on request.
forget our regular meeting times:
Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Thursday 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Sunday 1.00pm - 4.30pm
Out at the Seaside:
If your club would like a day at the seaside and to run 0-gauge trains, we would be delighted to arrange a party visit. Refreshments and hot snacks would be available too. The clubroom is less than 5 minutes drive from Promenade car parks and about 10 minutes stroll from Morecambe station.