Autumn Weekend

8th-10th October 2021

The Autumn 2021 weekend saw the return of the Missenden Railway Modellers to the abbey for the first time since the start of the pandemic. This years programme consisted of

And new for 2021

We are pleased to say that with only a few alterations the weekend followed the pattern of previous weekends but are mindful that there will still be some residual guidance in place regarding the Covid 19 Pandemic. We had a Covid-19 policy in place that lists the requirements for both attendance and also for how we all acted differently whilst at the Abbey. This policy can be seen below. It remains the organisers top priority to make sure events only takes place in a safe manner and that the participants and tutors are comfortable and able to enjoy the weekend.

As usual at the Autumn weekend we offered both residential and non-residential places, with modellers arriving on the Friday evening in time for dinner and to setup for a weekend of practical modelling. A full days modelling will take place on the Saturday with modelling continuing on the Sunday until the event ended at 4pm Sunday afternoon. As well as time to work on your projects, with expert advice on hand, we also offered a number of demonstrations and talks on the Saturday.

The 2020 gathering was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic,  we offered a Virtual Weekend in its place, the content of which is available for viewing:

Click here to view the Virtual Autumn 2020 Weekend content.

Covid-19 Policy

  • All attendees should have received two doses of the vaccine with the second at least 2 weeks before the weekend.
  • All attendees should take a lateral flow test before the weekend and only attend if that test is negative, see below for details on obtaining test kits.
  • Attendees must wear masks or visors when moving around the Abbey.
  • Attendees must wear masks or visors when in close proximity to tutors.
  • Attendees must wear masks when visiting other modelling rooms.
  • All doors and windows will be opened in rooms when occupied in order to improve ventilation.
  • Sanitiser gel will be available and should be used frequently or when handling tools or materials shared with others
Lateral flows tests may be order via the Government website direct or by visiting your local chemist.
If you can not attend due to a failed lateral flow test your course fees will be refunded.
If you are unable to comply with the above list please contact us to discuss any possible options.