Autumn Weekend 2020 Online Event

Since the difficult decision was taken to cancel the Autumn weekend we have been looking for ways that at least part of the Missenden experience could be maintained. Plans are still developing as to the exact content of that weekend, we will use this page to keep you informed of what will be on offer over the Autumn weekend.

Best-Question-and-Answer-Sites-1200x1048We have added a new live zoom question and answer session which Jerry Clifford has kindly agreed to host. Please submit your questions ahead of time by clicking on this link. Please include your email address which, in this instance, we will only use to contact you if we need clarification regarding your question. It will not be used or stored for any other purpose.

confcallThe complete list of live Zoom meetings during weekend, and the topics that will be covered is shown below. Booking for these has now closed. Recordings of these sessions will be made available shortly after they have completed. 

  1. All about DCC by Pete Brownlow – 11:00hrs Saturday 17th October
  2. Soldering Through the Board Components by John Gowers – 13:00hrs Saturday 17th October
  3. Kit Building Question and Answer Session by Jerry Clifford – 15:00hrs Saturday 17th October
  4. Soldering Surface Mount Components by John Gowers – 11:00hrs Sunday 18th October
  5. Weathering a Steam Locomotive by Mick Bonwick – 13:00hrs Sunday 18th October

Please note that registration closed on Thursday 15th October.

ZoomIconYou will also need to have a Zoom account (free to obtain if you don’t already have one) and sign into it in order to participate in these meeting.

If you need to create a zoom account go to and register.

TipsTricksThe first online offering will include a modelling resource of tips and tricks that we have collected over the years. Much of the Missenden experience is interacting with other modellers, sharing ideas and solutions and finding new, and sometimes better, ways of resolving the difficulties that we all face.
For a few years, we published a manual of such tips and ideas and these will now be available on the website. We are also planning to extend and improve this facility.

missenden_09_04A Missenden Weekend is not complete without sharing something with your fellow attendees, so here is your opportunity to contribute your ideas or tips for sharing.  Please send us your tips of things that have worked well for you by clicking on this link.

ActivityMediaWe have been given permission to publish the content from the Activity Media Right Track DVD series that was recorded by Missenden tutors past and present. There will be the opportunity for you to review those during the weekend and, if required, for us to host that facility into the future. 

We received several responses to our request for questions you would like to be answered, and these will feature in the weekend’s activities.

More material will be produced specifically for this weekend by tutors past and present and some of you, our esteemed participants. Details will be added here as they become available.