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Important Notice: Solent G Scale's next Bi-Annual Wickham Show due on Saturday 19th October 2019 IS CANCELLED
[This event altenated with West Sussex's 'Henfield' Show which will next be held in November 2020]


THREE SOLENT LAYOUTS and Charlie's new Emett Layout (see below) will be at HOLLYCOMBE MODEL WEEKEND
August 31st and September 1st Hollycombe - Steam in the Country - near Liphook.
HOLLYCOMBE is already OPEN for 2019 - 1 entry fee applies all year
Solent Area Group of the G Scale Society
If you know of a member who has not received an expected Solent Newsletter
please ask them to contact us after they have checked thay have 'Solent' selected as one of their groups

If you change your email, address, or other contact details -
please log in to the G-Scale Membership Database Mojo
- and update YOUR PAGE as soon as possible - WE CANNOT DO THIS
NEW EVENTS TO ADD TO THE LIST ARE ALWAYS WANTED - Weekdays or Weekends - Book Early Contact Details are included in the Solent Newsletter sent to Solent Members with Email (by post with s.a.e.)
Next Public Event: [AGM and] GSS Garden Railway Show - Nottingham NG8 4PB Sunday 19th May 2019


Over 20 attended the Live Steam Running and more, with hot drinks and warm food
at Kevin's on Sunday January 13th 2019 - Pictures in the Latest edition of the Journal

Pictures from Surrey Area Group's Event - East Horsley - Sunday March 3rd 2019 - 12 Layouts+
5+ of the layouts were from Solent Members.
Only a few are shown here - the halls were full of people viewing the layouts
Charlie's New 'Emett' Layout.. -appearing at Hollycombe Model Weekend and Wickham later this year..
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Upper and Lower Crofton (Alan and Steve Waredraper - Ilford and West Essex)
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Sid's USA Town Models
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A space-limited edition of Trumpers Halt
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The following Pictures by courtesy of Hazel Woodbridge:
Gas motor passing an ICE on Ray's Modular Layout ('Ray's 'Solent Mini Modules' based on 1.2m lengths)
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Upper and Lower Crofton (Alan and Steve Waredraper - Ilford and West Essex)
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Sid's USA Town
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Jack's Ruritania
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Robin Pellat's IT Burns Mining Company 1 of 2 of his Mini Layouts
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Trumpers Halt - RhB Tractor hauling ballast
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FOR SALE (Member's Sales) IF NOT YET SOLD...
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Farm Building Custom built by Brian - Wood Construction - Not Suited to being left outside

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Most of the track brought to East Horsley was sold - Remaining items and Accessories - will be listed initially in the SolentG Forum then Newsletters
A Reminder of some of 2018's events
Peter and Genevieve had an open day on Saturday 28th July 2018 (Eastleigh Area) with Analogue Running

Dave and Trish Open day on Sunday 12th August regretably cancelled due to adverse weather

A Midweek event was hosted by Richard and Dante (Gosport Area)

Hollycombe - Steam in the Country: Model Weekend September was held on 1st/2nd
with a Marquee full of G Scale Layouts,(3 from Solent Area Group and 1 Display from Sussex)
and plenty of other attractions too (37 Traction engines of various sizes)

A September Visit to Cathedral Mountain Raillway was fully subscribed

The HENFIELD SHOW organised by West Sussex Area Group was in November - We were there with Bruksbanen Mk4c Shunting Puzzle

Live Steam Running and more, with hot drinks and warm food at Kevin's on Sunday January 13th 2019
Contact Details are included in the Solent Newsletter sent to Solent Members with Email (by post with s.a.e.)

IMAGES FROM WICKHAM - December News Download (7MB) or Part 1 or Part 2

Other Downloads available:
Click HERE for The Importance of a Multimeter + making your own voltmeter!

Click HERE for the latest edition of 'Prelude to LED Coach Lighting: Measuring Voltages and a bit of History

Click HERE for the Article on Bringing Light to the Little People
Click HERE for Considerations when Converting an Analogue Layout to Digital
These Articles and Illustrations are copyright Phil Spiegelhalter and may not be used commercially without prior written consent © 2008-2017
to our
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G-Scale Pages

Introduction to January 2016's
Organisational Changes

Our Start
..back in 2002

Bruksbanen Point Control Changes

Keith's Analogue
Tram System
A Portable Tram
Exhibition Layout

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(Copyright Phil and Lin Spiegelhalter, and other contributors) Updated 26th April 2019