Newport Model Railway Society

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Update 7th  March

Due to the weather conditions it was necessary to postpone the open day planned for 4th March. We are looking to find a suitable day and will update this page when we have one.

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 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). 

Attraction include:

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!