Work continues on the layouts, here are some new photographs.
The latest photos of the British section of the N-scale layout courtesy of Graeme B.
We are going to trial a new monthly buy and sell arrangement for members. It will be held on the forth Saturday each month, the same day as the monthly meeting. There will be two tables and each seller will be allowed 5 items to be put on the tables, and if the seller sells any item a gold coin is payable to the club.
Some of the latest additions to the O scale layout
Major changes to the HO layout being undertaken by some of our younger members.
The main idea behind this redevelopment is to put in some passing loops that can cope with the length of modern prototypical trains. The spiral is being reversed and evened out to match the lower height of the new branch line. The new branchline will be able to be used as either a terminating line or a giant reversing loop. The mainline has been relaid on 12mm ply. The MDF that was originally used as the base board has given us problems due to the Gold Coast humidity and the use of PVA glue for scenery, causing the MDF to swell in spots. So we took this opportunity to lay the curve smoothly, as it had some kinks and dips in it before that caused derailments.
The Gold Coast Model Railway Club caters for the most common scales of model trains.
Our membership ranges from 8 to 83 years old and within the membership we model many prototypes.
Our club rooms are open between 10 am to 3 pm on Saturdays for visitors.
We have a canteen that supplies lunches on Saturdays & snacks at other times.
Running times for members are usually Friday afternoon and Saturday. Other times by arrangement.
We have a library that has current editions of model rail magazines as well as DVDs of old editions of some magazines. It also has books and DVD's that can be borrowed.
Monthly buy and sells are held in our club rooms.