Greetings! There have been various developments in recent times here at the CHMRC. Here's a round-up of all note-worthy news:
Cradley Heath Model Railway Exhibition 2016
Organisation of the 2016 CHMRE is continuing apace, with the full exhibition line-up available to view now on our exhibition page. We hope all of the hard work and efforts from our members will result in a superb show that lives up to our previous three.
For various reasons, the club has been looking at alternative premises to potentially relocate to. Despite looking at couple of potential premises, including expressing serious interest in one, we are currently staying put at our current club room at the Cradley Heath Community Centre. Should this ever change, an update will be posted on this website.
Over the past few weeks, the club room has seen a significant change with the removal of the old permanently fixed layout. This is in part due to the completion of the running lines on the new permanent layout, Langley Bridge Junction, which will replace the old layout as the club's resident test track. The space it used to occupy has now been taken up by a shelving system to increase the club's storage space, with the new permanent layout taking up residence at the bottom end of the room.
The club's American HO layout is due to make several exhibition appearances over the coming months, all of which will soon be posted on the layouts webpage, which will soon be updated with photos and information.
Our 00 Gauge end-to-end layout is also due to attend some exhibitions over the next few months and into the new year, which again will shortly be fed onto it's web page.
Progress is continuing to trickle along with the club's new 00 Gauge layout. All of the trackwork is down, with fettling of the hand-built points continuing to ensure perfect running through them. Wiring on the fiddle yard is complete, with the scenic section's wiring not far behind.
Keep an eye out for more progress information soon.
All the best,
CHMRC Web Team
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Hello and welcome to our new website! This website serves as our main web presence, containing all of the information you could wish to know about our club. Please feel free to navigate around all of our pages to familiarise yourself with us as a club, our layouts, our exhibition, and how to contact and visit us. The website is still a work-in-progress in places, but we hope to have everything up and running as soon as possible.
One of the main features of our new website is this news blog, on which we shall make regular news updates of the goings on of the Cradley Heath Model Railway Exhibition. Any news of the planning of our exhibition, progress updates on layouts, dates and times of meetings and any other important information will be posted here.
Thank you for looking through the website, and please feel free to comment on this post, email us or post a message on our Facebook group to give us feedback of our new website.
CHMRC Web Team