Over the last few years and on this site, you will have noticed that I mention several names as working with/ doing for/helping out. Although totally unplanned, over the years, we have worked closer together to further our great hobby – Model Railways.
Our Group:- John Barnes Shaun Harvey Graham Minshull Kelvin Barnes
Our informal group works as loosely as possibly and is not cluttered with the formal decision making that you find with the usual club formations. However we are always available to discuss any problems, ideas and developments via email or by a visit. We have over 80 years of modelling in various gauges between us so we are not short of inspiration. We are not anti club – they have their part to play – it is just at the moment we are happy with our lot.
We do belong to various National Organisations, for instance we are all members of the O Gauge Guild. I must admit following the recent bad feeling created on one forum by so called ‘Keyboard Warriors’, I can only say – grow up people – it’s only a hobby. I am also a member of DEMU which is a far gentler place than other forums with little or no ‘back biting’, sadly O gauge modellers are at a premium on the DEMU Forum. Its times like this, I feel very lucky to be part of our informal group.
We mainly Exhibit in East Anglia, but in future we may expand a bit as projects are finished. All decisions as to whether to Exhibit are decided jointly.
It is with this in mind, I would like to say that our group members intend to do individual blog sites similar to this one. The first to do this is Shaun who will be setting up his site over the next few weeks. Shaun’s work is truly excellent and deserves to be showcased. I will publish the web address when he feels it is worth visiting. I will also put some ‘tasters’ of his work on this site as his blog progresses.