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8Thursday evenings at the shop have been extremely popular since we started organising the events in 2007.

Over the years we have had various people and organisations coming to enthral and entertain us here in Trowbridge and initially in Westbury. From professional model makers to school projects, we’ve learnt about soldering; weathering; figure painting; card kit building; scratch-building; detailing vehicles; loco servicing; track & point wiring; backscene painting; realistic scenery; etc. etc.

We have had informative talks on varied subjects including: The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway; Pickfords Railway History; Swiss Railways; Darjeeling Himalayan Railway; etc.

Plus some excellent layouts and their owners have given their time and expertise for free on a Thursday evening. Layouts include: Selsden Park; Seend; Hectorage Road; Highbury Colliery; Tucking Mill; Penrhos; Pallett Lane etc. Many of the layouts will have been 6seen in the modelling press and at the many shows and exhibitions around the country.

The sessions run from 7pm for an hour or two and there is usually an opportunity for informal questions and a chat afterwards.

Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided free of charge, occasionally chocolate biscuits may appear!!







26-Jan-17 Eddie Field Paint Your Wagon'
9-Feb-17 Kevin Weston Longleat Railway – Infrastructure Upgrading in 2016
23-Feb-17 Jerry Clifford Working with Plasticard

Jimm Yarrow
POSTPONED until 20Apr

Slide Show - South African Adventure early 1980s
Wessex Water are closing our road on this evening.

23-Mar-17 Mike Fletcher A Railway Mans Home Layout
6-Apr-17 John Roxburgh 40 Years of My Railway Travels, Africa, Europe & UK
20-Apr-17 Jimm Yarrow Slide Show - South African Adventure early 1980s
4-May-17 John Fryer Update to Weekday Cross

Nick Richardson

Railways and War

1-Jun-17 Jerry Clifford Soldering Kits etc
15-Jun-17 John Gymer tba



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If you have any suggestions for topics, or would like one of the previous sessions repeated please contact us.

Should you wish to volunteer to head one of our Thursday evenings, again, please contact us.


Malcolm Young
with Jerry Clifford
Malcolm was a good friend to all at the Gas Cupboard
since day 1 and sadly missed.
RIP Malcolm Young.


My Favourite - Thank you Rob Owst

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