The Spring Weekend
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What people have said:

As a weekend's "therapy" it cannot be beaten - I both learnt a lot and found the whole weekend a great experience.

'A note to thank you and all your Team for a most useful, productive and enjoyable weekend.'

'Thank you for another superb weekend. What a fantastic opportunity, an uninterrupted two days to work on my modelling skills, someone skilled to point out how I could have avoided the mess I had got myself into and what I need to do next!
But most of all I value the interaction with all the other participants.
Each time I learn something new.
Looking forward to the next one.'

Friday 9th - Sunday 11th MARCH 2018

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN
See: Booking Page

This is the original classic weekend where more than 60 modellers occupy the whole of the Abbey, working in a wide variety of specialist areas. It is a great gathering of minds with lots to do, see, ask, learn and talk about.

The highly successful Spring format continues for 2018 and includes Paul Bambrick's popular course on Backscenes and Mick Moignard's course on DCC SoundPaul's course will take you through techniques to create backscenes with depth whilst the Sound course will cover decoders, speakers, placement, synchronising, programming and more.

Alan Buttler returns with his popular and useful CAD design course, now expanded.  Instead of covering both 2D and 3D in a weekend, Alan will concentrate on 2D this Spring and follow with 3D in October 2018.  The 2D course aims to help modellers create artwork for plotters, laser cutters and etching.   Details will appear on the CAD course page but you will need to bring your own computer for this course (laptop preferred).

This is how it's done
Part of the backscene on Bucks Hill

Specific areas looked after by the experienced tutors are:

Like all courses at Missenden, the Weekend is a practical session, the aim being for participants gain new skills, acquire fresh outlooks and build something to take home afterwards. The format has proved very successful over the years with many, many satisfied customers and repeat attenders. The weekend is residential but if you live locally, you can come in daily at a reduced fee.

More details are on the 'What you can do' section of this website. Look at the 'Tutor profiles' as well.

There is also the Little Missenden project you might consider.

If you wish to work on something else, choose the area which you think will offer the best help. Although we ask you to opt for one of these areas, you are free to wander around throughout the weekend, ask questions or even go to another tutor for help.  Let us know if you have any particular requirements.

Patriot
Track testing vehicle as used by Andrew Baatz.

In addition there are demonstrations during the weekend including :-

If you have any questions about the courses, you can send them through the Contact page. To book see the Booking page.


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How to book:

Please book through our Booking page. You can now book and pay on-line and choose the option you want for the Weekend

5 or 6 weeks before the Course, you will be contacted with details of the Weekend and asking you to confirm which area you wish to spend your time in. We will also be asking what you want from the Weekend

You will have plenty of opportunity during the Weekend to go round and see what is going on in the other areas.