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The Uckfield Model Railway Club caters for those who have an interest in modelling railways
in the smaller scales (eg 2mm/ft, 4mm/ft, 7mm/ft etc) as well as the larger gauges (5 & 7¼ inch) more commonly
associated with model engineering societies.
Model railway activities revolve around Monday meetings at our
Clubroom in the centre of Uckfield, East Sussex. At these meetings work continues on new
and existing Club layouts. Every so often running nights are held so that members and visitors can run their stock. Lectures
and demonstrations on model railway construction techniques are also held.
The Club is active in the model railway exhibition scene, both with Club and Member's layouts. Trips
are also arranged to exhibitions outside of the local area. The Club organises its own annual Model Railway Exhibition
in the local Civic Centre which has gained a reputation for one of the best club shows in the south-east of England.
Our last exhibition was held on the 20th & 21st October 2012 in the Uckfield Civic Centre. Click here for a retrospective of the show.
Engineering activities are focused on the Bentley Miniature Railway, the Club's dual 5 & 7¼
inch gauge ground level passenger carrying miniature railway, which members have constructed and operate in the grounds of the Bentley Country Park,
a popular tourist attraction in the East Sussex countryside near Halland, just south of Uckfield.
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Members operate the railway on weekends and school holidays giving visitors to Bentley the opportunity to travel over
the newly extended one mile line for a small addtional charge. A full list of operating days can be found
Maintenance, repairs and new works at the railway are carried out on weekday afternoons throughout the year,
and Thursday evenings in the summer months (Easter till September).
Social meetings are held on an occasional basis for film shows etc., at the Clubroom and other venues.
The Club also holds barbecue evenings for all members, families and friends at the Miniature Railway during summer weekends.
A more formal dinner is organised for all our members and their partners on the Saturday evening of our model railway exhibition
to which our guest exhibitors are also invited.
The Club publishes a newsletter several times a year, giving advance notice of forthcoming events and activities,
and a journal, "Model and Miniature TrackWorker", containing in-depth articles plus records of activities by the Club and its members,
on an occasional basis. Both are circulated to all members.
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