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Pictures of the Xmas Party are now available HERE.
U3A Visit Pictures HERE.
The first trains of 2015 ran on 2nd January = hope we'll see YOU at some point in the year!
The 2014 Gala Saturday was VERY hot!
We are an independent group affiliated to the Association of 16mm NG Modellers.
We meet in the grounds of the Midland Railway Centre, Ripley, near Butterley Station - hence the name. This extensive site offers the opportunity to ride both standard gauge and narrow gauge lines, as well as visiting their museum. Smaller scale modellers also have layouts on the site.
Our membership is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and occupations, which means there's plenty of advice and experience on hand if you're struggling with complex valve timing or simply deciding which kits offer good value. We have experts in modern electronics for those who don't want their models to get hot and oily. The majority interest are the live steam locomotives ranging from simple unmodified Mamods to big heavy Garratt locomotives.
Members meet most weekends (mainly Sundays) and there is an additional summer midweek meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month with the East Midlands Group.
Pop along and enjoy the opportunity to run trains and talk trains with like-minded people, share experiences and swap "burnt finger" stories.