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O Gauge Section
Section InfoTaw MagnaBovey Manor 
Formed1975
No of Members13
Section HeadTony Spencer
Meets onFriday evenings

Club Layouts

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Taw Magna

7mm/O gauge, GWR branch line, circa 1950

End-to-end branch line serving a small town in the west country

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions

 

Members' Layouts

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Bovey Manor  by Tony Spencer, O Gauge section

7mm/O gauge, GWR

End-to-end branch layout depicting a ficticious GWR station, based on Watlington

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions

 

"Roundy"

The section has worked long and hard to achieve the holy grail of the O gauge world - continuous running!

Former end-to-end exhibition layout Kirkby Grandfield was converted to a permanent fixture, and a continuous loop added, affectionately nicknamed the 'roundy' (see picture top right). Then more recently, we sold the layout but kept the extension!

Les Hoffman (left), one of the longest serving members of the Ilford & West Essex MRC (who sadly passed away recently), seen here on the occasion of his 90th birthday with Harry Flatman of the O Gauge section.

 
Coming up...

WEST ESSEX
MODELRAIL 2017

Our 61st Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 22 Apr 2017
Sun 23 Apr 2017

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STEAM DAYS 2017

Sun 02 Apr 2017
Sun 07 May 2017
Sun 04 Jun 2017
Sun 02 Jul 2017
Sun 06 Aug 2017
Sun 03 Sep 2017

Train rides, model railways and cakes!

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