THE NORTH-WEST WALES 16mm MODEL RAILWAY GROUP

A GROUP WHICH IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF 16mm NARROW GAUGE MODELLERS

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Welcome to the website of the

North-West Wales 16mm Model Railway Group

This is a Group that is associated with the

'Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers'

and serves North West Wales and the Isle of Anglesey.

The Group was formed in 2009 and presently has just over

30 members, the majority of whom are based

in the North West Wales area.


Our group exists to encourage those who are actively engaged in, or who have an interest in, the art of modelling items of railway locomotives, rolling stock, track, signalling, and other railway infrastructure, in garden scales and settings.

Our diary of events for 2020 will be updated

as and when our Members decide

they would like to host events,

subject to coronavirus restrictions

At the present time we have no planned events.


Please click here for further details.

Our Group has had three link-ups with the South West Wales 16mm Group for virtual meet-up weekends over the Spring Bank Holiday, the May VE Day Bank Holiday and also the

Easter weekend.


And, we are hoping to have another virtual meet-up between the two Groups during the first weekend of July.


You can view the various contributions from both Groups on all these occasions by clicking HERE:


https://virtualmeetup.16mmgroup.org.uk/

It is with great sadness that we have lost one of our former Members, Keith Hunt, who died recently after a long battle with illness. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Rest in Peace Keith.


Dave Mills has put together some words about Keith's life for us, which you can read by clicking here.

Below, several Members have projects on the go at the present time and which may be seen in the Latest News from our Members pages.


It seems likely that some of these may be possible entries to Isobel's competition!

Coronavirus - the social distancing and lockdown measures

announced by the Government mean that our Group events will be put on hold for some time, but, as a Group, we aim to keep in contact through emails, telephone calls and news updates through this website.

As we are not meeting because of Covid 19, Isobel Watson has issued an invitation to Members to enter a model making competition:


This will be for anything loosely related to railways and any size or scale, buildings, wagons, coaches, engines, etc.

It will be for any models or items started during the lockdown i.e. since March 23rd, or thereabouts.

It could be a kit, or an adaptation or one, or scratch built, and any materials.

Judging will be held at the Aber Road Light Railway with teas, biscuits and cake, but not a full meal.

There will be a prize ... not sure what yet!

Bring the model along, or photos / video if it’s in-situ or just too big. Anyone unable to come along could send photos through for the judging.

To choose a winner, we will all ‘mark’ the exhibits, and Isobel will provide pencil and paper. It may be possible to arrange some sort of remote judging if some folk are unable to come along … but not sure what or how yet. All items will be scored from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest score for each model. All scores will be added up and a prize given.

 

The date of judging will be announced after ‘lockdown’ has ended. Some of us are in the vulnerable section, so it may be quite a while after ... so that means you have a longer time to make your models in.

 

Happy modelling!