Saturday May 16 was a very busy day for the club with two layouts attending the Model Railway show at Angmering. This was arranged by the West Sussex N gauge Society supporting Jamie's Wish Trust. In attendance was our ever popular “00” scale “Aldingbourne Central” layout which allows children to have go running trains. This show was attended by two club officers, the Chairman and Treasurer and several other members who went along to help with operating and transport of layouts. The Show appears to have been successful and our contribution an important part of it.
Meanwhile, at the Felpham Leisure Center, another show took place arranged by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association local group known as SWING (Small and Wonderful Industrial & Narrow Gauge) supporting Dizzy (a diabetes charity). Several of the group are also members of BRMRC. These include Club officers, the Vice-Chairman (also 7 mm. member) and Secretary and two Committee members together with a few other Club members with interest in a different aspect of the hobby to support and help with transport and set up etc. Whilst not the first of its kind it was the first time at this venue and judging by the queue to get in and the great strain placed on the few running the “Buffet”, was a great success.
Were this not to be enough, in the afternoon, at the home of BRMRC at the Aldingbourne Sports Club two BRMRC members (members of the American section), one of whom built almost single handed (and has recently completed - if a model railway layout is ever completed!), the “G” scale layout between the Goods Shed and the restored Barnham Signal Box, hosted a meet of the “G” scale Society where their members could bring and operate their own trains on this newly constructed layout.
This again proved a very successful few hours with requests for further visits.
All this goes to prove that with friendship, reciprocity and harmony a great deal can be achieved within railway modeling and that BRMRC really is a “Club for all gauges & scales” - and like the NMRA, "sharing Know-how".
News Item submitted by Cliff South