MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH)
An N gauge model railway by JOHN SPENCE and STEVE WESTON
MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH) is now with the AIMREC project near Ashford in Kent. Their aim is to establish a National Model Railway Centre and can be contacted using the following:
John and Steve with fellow operators the late Les Smith and Tim Pratt at Southampton Model Railway Exhibition, January 2013, the first official showing of the completed layout.
MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH) has been both a challenge and great pleasure to build. We welcome the opportunity to share our achievement with others by exhibitng the layout throughout the country. With this in mind, we would welcome your contact.
MELTON MOWBRAY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB
Although this is their own layout, John and Steve are also members of their local club. From January 2015, meetings have been held on Tuesday evenings, at a venue in the town centre. The club has its own large OO layout, a small N gauge layout and an O gauge layout is also being developed; in addition, a small test track has been developed into a working layout to instruct members on various modelling techniques. Running nights are usually on the first Tuesday of each month. We hold occasional slide and/or film nights, visit other clubs and hold an annual railway quiz on the last meeting before Christmas each year. Newcomers are always welcome, so should you be interested in visiting or possibly becoming a member, please contact John at the e-address near the top of this page.
John and Steve can be seen with some fellow members of MMMRC when MELTON MOWBRAY (NORTH) was exhibited on 5/6th September 2014 in Melton Mowbray itself to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the closure of the line through the town.