The club's MPD layout 'Grantham' has been sold and 'Brewery Lane' has been moved to take up its space. It has been reconnected to the main layout 'Hawksbridge' and a new Motive Power Depot is being constructed in and around the area once occupied by 'Brewery Lane'. Some more pictures of Grantham have been added to the end of the 'Photogallery' section of the website.
Open Days are held in the Club Room-The Old Brewery, Lodge St, off Croft St, Preston PR1 8ST-located in the centre of Preston within easy walking distance of the railway station and with plenty of off-street parking. We ask for a donation of £3 from non-member visitors. Refreshments are served, notably the legendary and delicious pies for which there are now two ovens in operation. And there is a toilet ! With hot water ! Saturday opening times are 11.00-4.30 and Sundays 11-4.
The club has an end-to-end layout called 'Little Tangle on the Wyre' which is built for DCC operation, it is strictly DCC only. Although primarily built for diesels, suitably equipped steam outline models are welcome to use it. At the moment, it is not (yet) fully scenicked but is a 'work in progress.' It is always available for Saturday Open Days (unless it has a major problem) and is usually, but not always, available for use on the Sunday Open Days. The new MPD is under construction and now has track in place, visitors are welcome to display their locos on it whilst awaiting a turn on the main layout.
LIST OF OPEN DAYS FOR 2017
November 12 25*
December 10 30
* November's Saturday Open Day will include 'Jintyfest' to which everyone is invited to bring a 'Jinty', whether it be one of the new Dapol ones or a kitbuilt one. We will assemble them all on the new MPD which is under construction.
LIST OF OPEN DAYS FOR 2018
January 14 27
February 11 24
March 11 31
April 8 21 *
May 13 26
October 7 ** 14*** 27
November 11 24
December 9 29
Notes *Brought forward a week from normal because of O Scale North West show in Leigh.
**Brought forward a week because of Keighley O Gauge Show
***American and Continental Day
O Gauge Show Dates:
Gauge O Guild Spring Show Kettering March 3
O Scale North West Leigh April 28
Gauge O Guild Summer Show Doncaster June 2
Gauge O Guild 'Guildex' Telford September 1 & 2
7mm. Scale Festival Keighley October 14