Association of


Railway Modellers

Reports prior to October 2022 can be found here.

Below are the most recent reports.

The meeting began at 7.05pm with 27 members present. 


Nick began with a quick run through the events and then round the room Graham asked if anyone had any old ring field motors and associated parts kicking around. Ian talked briefly about Franks layout in n gauge which was needing a new home for his marvellous electronics.  Preferably someone with a penchant for landscape modelling. (Quite tempted myself!). Andy was very thankful for those who came along to the Stall in Church Stretton where his stall of model railway kits n bits made more money than the raffle! He was very pleased and of course its all in a good cause.  Nick finally rounded up the introductions by reminding all of us assembled not to talk while the speaker is talking as its makes it difficult for those of us listening to hear the guest speaker!


The talk then proceeded and Chris Kaplolka gave us a wonderful talk entitled, The Hardest and Highest which was all about the Peruvian Central Railway which went 15,000ft up into the Andes.  Some terrific photographs, lovely anecdotes and intriguing insights into a railway so very different from that which we see here in the UK.  There are no photos to go with it but I can highly recommend this for anyone that has an interest in amazing engineering projects and challenging railways.



Scott Stephenson.