“Running Day” at the Middy: Sunday 25th July 2021

Our Group were invited back to the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway to display layouts at their steam open day. The weather was good despite a bad forecast, and we were pleased to see so many friends and enthusiastic visitors. Here are some photos: Click on image to enlarge

6th Open Day & Exhibition, Beccles, 7th March 2020.

Our 6th public exhibition was held in Beccles on March 7th. We hosted 13 layouts ranging in scales from 4mm to 16mm, 6 sales and society stands and a painting demonstration. With 315 visitors, it was quite a busy day.  We also held our annual challenge where seven “Fruit Box Dioramas” were built by members of the Group, which this year by its very nature totalled hundreds of hours of work.  Bill Knight won the trophy this year for his superb 1:24 scale “Narrow Gauge Graveyard”.
Of course we must thank Myra Davies for her demonstration of painting and weathering 7mm scale accessories and figures, the Southwold Railway Trust, Bure Valley railway, Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway, Helens Sales, Great Eastern Models, and the 009 Society Sales for their trade and society support.  Thanks also again to members of Great Yarmouth Brass Band who supplied delicious home-made cakes and refreshments.
Photos by G. Watling unless marked.
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The 2020 Narrow Gauge Railway Group Challenge

After looking at the small mdf-made supermarket fruit trays we decided that this years Challenge was to “Create a narrow gauge scene in a box with sides – foot print no bigger than a piece of A4 Paper”. There were no other restrictions in the way the box could be used.