Newport Model Railway Society

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2018 Open Day

Newport MRS in association with NAGNAG (the Newport and Gwent Neighbourhood Area Group of the Scalefour Society) are holding our third biennial* open day on on Sunday 4th March 2018 10:30 to 16:00 at Shaftesbury Community Centre in Evans Street, Newport, NP20 5LD


The open day isn’t meant to be an exhibition rather an opportunity to chat with fellow modellers and share a few experiences. The layouts won’t be operating as they would at a conventional exhibition giving visitors and club members alike a chance to swap tips and thoughts. Hopefully visitors will have the opportunity to run one or two of their locos too - Finescale O gauge (DCC or DC, 31.2 mm), P4 (DCC) and N gauge (DC) are all covered. 


The format will be similar to previous events (see 2013 and 2015). 


Full details to follow but pencilled in are:

Little Mill Junction P4, DCC

Abergavenny Blackbrook P4, DCC

Bwthyn y Rhosod, O gauge, operated with R/C Battery-powered locos or DCC (see below)

Brade's Siding, O gauge, DC

Mike Edmunds' American N gauge Roundhouse

Fred Lewis, the Welsh Wizard, demonstrating aspects of loco building

Justin Newitt and Rumney Models 

Ian Penberth and Penbits

Richard Evans of CamKits 4mm Cambrian Railways Transfers and Etched Kits


* It's three years since the last one but who's counting!

Some views of Bwthyn y Rhosod, O Gauge