Tuesday, May 1, 2012

England: Junior model railway club

From Fenland Citizen: Junior model railway club
MARCH and District Junior Model Railway Club is still going strong after moving to the new rooms at March Railway Station in September last year.

Club leader Gary Christy said this has allowed the club to meet earlier at a more suitable time for school nights and to expand. Said Gary: “The Junior Club is now up to eight members with two additional full-time helpers and we successfully gained a Fenland District Council Youth Grant for £500 last December to build a new layout.

“Other than the grant, the Junior Club is totally self-funding through a small subscription charge but mainly from donations of unwanted model railway items and toys, most of which we use but some are sold at online auctions to raise funds.

“We are also grateful to the Friends of March Railway Station who allow us to use the rooms for a modest donation and Ridgeons who have supported us with the purchasing materials for our layouts.”

The Junior Club meets every other Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm in the Station Rooms along Platform 2 of March Railway Station.

“We do currently have places available and would like to welcome new members between the ages of seven and 16,” added Gary, who can be contacted on 01354-653045 or via email on gary@christy.org.uk for more information.

“If anyone has any model railway-related items they wish to donate to the club we would be very grateful or if anyone has some trains that have not been run for a while they can get in contact to bring them along to run them on our layout,” said Gary.

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