Alton Model Railway Group

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Latest news from Alton Model Railway Group

Preserved Bus Service for FebEx2018

The preserved bus service provided by the ADORR society will again be running a service between the exhibition, Alton Station, Alton Model Centre, and Alton Town Centre during the exhibition

Kids Get In For Free in 2018

For the third year, accompanied children will be able to enjoy the exhibition for free.

San Maria Gandia Wins Best Layout

San Maria Gandia was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2017. Bob Treacher, former proprietor of Alton Model Centre, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

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

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.

DCC in Tight Spaces

Adding DCC where it should not fit, by James Taylor

‘As a long time user of DCC and in prototype terms proponent of the odd, small and unusual I have had occasion to install mobile decoders in some tight spaces’

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…’