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October Lecture – “Around the world on 80 trains”

We are restarting our lecture programme on Thursday 8th October with Around the world on 80 trains (and a few more …) – The travels of an international railway journalist – by Chris Jackson Editor in Chief, Railway Gazette Group   Tracing its heritage back to 1835, Railway Gazette has long been recognised as the leading …read more.

Sep 15, 2020

2017 Lecture Programme

Thursday 9th March 2017 at 7.15pm The Toss of a Coin – David Maidment OBE  David has written a number of articles and given talks on railways, both in the UK and overseas, to enthusiasts and lay groups on his fascinating railway career. This began in 1960 on the Western Region of British Railways as …read more.

Jan 6, 2017

Autumn 2016 Lecture Programme

Our Autumn 2016 lecture programme covers a diverse range of subjects from DCC control, through the Gottard line to one of the most infamous railway accidents. Visitors are welcome.


Thursday 13th October 2016 at 7.30pm

Mick Moignard presents: DCC – basics & upwards

DCC is one of the most important advances in the Model Railway hobby since we gave up keys for electricity.Come to this lecture to understand what DCC is, how it works and why it’s so valuable at all levels of the hobby, regardless of scale. We’ll look at choosing and purchasing a system, at decoders and their installation, layout wiring and running trains and then look around the edges at a few of the other things it can do.

Jul 6, 2016

Autumn 2017 Lecture Programme

Our Autumn 2017 lecture programme covers a diverse range of subjects. Visitors are welcome. Thursday 12th October 2017 at 7.30pm “Electric Trains” – by David Brown Alone amongst the ‘big four’ railway companies, the Southern Railway embarked on a comprehensive electrification programme under its dynamic General Manager, Sir Herbert Walker. Between 1925 and 1939 virtually …read more.

Jul 6, 2016

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