News

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Due to the current situation with COVID-19 all running days are suspended.  When the crisis is over notice will be given that they are resumed.

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SUCCESS AT GUILDEX

 

We are very pleased to report that group member Steph Saville was successful at the Guildex Show 2015 gaining 3rd place in the Locomotive section for her model of class  47/4 No. 47840 'North Star' in BR Inter-City livery.  This is the first time that a diesel has been placed among the winners at Guildex.  Well done Steph!

Please click the link to see Steph's work.   

      CLUB LAYOUT

      Some changes are taking place!

  • After a number of failures with existing controller, replacements were investigated and following rather lengthy testing of several alternatives we have now decided to install Gaugemaster 2.5amp units.

  • An additional crossover is now in position behind the overbridge to allow access to the down platform from a second track in the storage sidings.  This will enable greater flexibility for sequence operation.

  • A new scenic section has mysteriously appeared near the clubroom entrance, created by Jeff Davidson, to give visitors a more inviting first impression of the layout.

 

We are particularly proud of our Kinchley  Lane station buildings (built by David Gibson) which were the winning entry in the 'Scenery' section at the 2013 Guildex show. 

NEW CROSSOVER

Please click button to read about the installation of the new crossover.

THE TEST TRACK

Our test track is complete and ready for action!  Please click on this button to view a short clip of the first running of a loco.

The track made its first public appearance on 23rd June at the 'RAILWAY DAY IN THE CITY' event at Carlisle Railway Station.  Click HERE to see more.  (More information about the test track development will follow soon).

MODELLING COMPETITION

Please click button to read about the 2017 modelling competition.

LEAMINGTON SPA

In November 2017 a small group of CDOGG members made a another visit to Pete Waterman's 'O' gauge railway.  Although Pete wasn't there his team made us welcome and, as always, we were able to run our own locos on this impressive railway!