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Notice of AGM on Sunday 12th March 2017. See PROGRAMME for more details.
Pictures of the 2016 Christmas Party are now available HERE.
2016 Visit by the 16mm East Midlands Group HERE.
Other events in 2016 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 every Sunday and there are additional midweek meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, with the East Midlands Group. and the 4th Wednesday of the month. These are afternoon sessions but often go on into the evening when the weather is kind.
Pop along and enjoy the opportunity to run trains and talk trains with like-minded people, share experiences and swap "burnt finger" stories.