Alton Model Railway Group


Latest News

Latest news from Alton Model Railway Group

Passing of Denis Stevens


It is with great sadness that the Group announces the passing of our Chairman Denis Stevens.

Merstone ‘re-opens’ at FebEx2016

Dedication plaque of Merstone to Rod Lerew

The Merstone layout was started by one of the Group’s former Chairmen Rod Lerew who very sadly died in 2015. AMRG member Mark Pretious took on the completion of the layout and FebEx2016 was its first outing.

Watercress Line Wins Best Layout 2016

Best Layout in Show shield

Watercress Line was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2016. Steve Flint, editor of Railway Modeller, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

Scenic Modelling Tips and Techniques


Some thoughts, tips and techniques, by Roger Joel

‘…the ballast should be applied ‘dry’ and brushed into the desired position and thickness using a small paint brush…’

A Shorty Maintenance of Way Train


Modelling a Maintenance of Way train, by Paul Joel

‘…it took a bit of searching (and some funny looks in Hobbycraft) to find scale lumber that matched Peco’s On30 sleepers…’

Freight Yard in Continental Modeller


Pine Bluffs Freight Yard was featured in the February 2015 edition of Continental Modeller.

A Guide to Scale & Gauge


A brief introduction to commonly used model “sizes” – by James Taylor

‘…when someone starts taking an interest in model railways, quite frequently, they get bombarded by different information on scale and gauge and get utterly confused…’

An Old Modeller Once Told Me – DCC


A.N.Oldgit considers the importance of good electrics when wiring for DCC.

‘…don’t forget to keep the track clean and if you use a ‘track rubber’ have a final wipe around to remove any rubber dust…’