Nowhere else provides the range of courses all at the same time.

A typical weekend gathering has between 50 and 60 modellers - plenty of people for you to exchange ideas with and discuss the hobby.

GNR station clockWe provide a wide range of study options. All our tutors are experienced modellers who can help in areas beyond their own subject, though that specialism is what they are primarily here to teach.

On the other pages in this section are descriptions of the various specialist areas that are available.  We ask you to choose a particular area to work on for the weekend, but you can follow your own project.  For example, if you want to build coaches or bridges, or learn about DCC, go where you think you will get the most appropriate support.

We encourage you to go round the other groups to see what else is being done. If you need help on something from a different tutor, you are quite free to go and ask them.

Ladies welcomeThough not suitable for the outright beginner, our courses are ideal for the modeller who has acquired the basic skills and wants to make further progress, or feels their working methods might be getting a bit rusty and need refreshment. We extend a particular welcome to modellers returning to the hobby and keen to make up lost ground after years devoted to family and career. Ladies are welcome - the courses are not just for blokes.

It is important that you a) do what you want and b) enjoy yourself.

If you’re not sure about anything, or can’t quite match what you’d like to do with what we seem to be offering, then Get in Touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

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