Model Railway Club
Calendar for 2009
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to Victory Model Railway Club. We are a club that
caters for model railway enthusiasts of all ages, interests
and levels of experience.
The club was formed on 9th February 1982 by the now defunct
local radio station, Radio Victory, and the Fratton Bargain
Shop. The club was formally known as the "Radio Victory"
model railway club. The name was changed to simply "Victory"
Model Railway Club, when the I.B.A refused to renew Radio
From February 1982, the club met at the Fratton Bargain Shop.
In 1989, due to the expansion of the business, club had to
find new accommodation. The club then moved to Aldershot where
it met regularly for around a year. 10 years ago the club
was fortunate enough to find new accommodation back in Portsmouth.
We now meet in a new clubroom in Milton, Portsmouth.
At present the club is quite small with membership made up
of a loyal band of friends. The club now considers that it
is time to expand the club's membership and would like to
have the opportunity to introduce a new generation to this
exciting and interesting hobby.
The Club's Aims
club's aim is to provide an environment where model railway
and train enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of interest
and experience can meet, and discuss their hobby. The main
activity of the club is the design and building of club-owned
railway layouts. The experience of the club's members spans
many years and all aspects of modeling are covered. From designing
and building track layouts, wiring and building control mechanisms,
to the maintenance of rolling stock; all are available.
That said, the club always welcomes new members with different
skills, or just a willingness and enthusiasm to learn. At
the end of the day, the real aim of the club is simply to