3mm Exhibition In Kidderminster.
13th Feb 50 years ago was the inaugural meeting of the 3mm Society in Keen House.
Throughout 2015 members of the Society will be exhibiting their layouts around the country, indeed next Saturday I will be at the Tonbridge Show helping the Croydon lads with Hemlock so if you are about pop in and say hello.
I feel very privileged to be the secretary of the 3mm Society and so this blog is a shameless plug for them.
There webpage gives a short introduction as below
The 3mm Society was formed over 40 years ago to support 3mm: 1ft railway modelling. In the early days much 3mm modelling was based on Triang TT3 locos and rolling stock and GEM and Bec kits, but the Society was quick to develop finer standards and to promote more advanced modelling. Over the years the Society has encouraged independent traders to support 3mm scale, but has also produced its own huge range of items such loco and rolling-stock wheels, loco, coach, and wagon kits, track components and a large range of accessories and scenic items. For the many members who still run vintage Triang stock the Society offers support services and recycles second-hand items at sensible prices.
The 3mm Society is a scale society, not a gauge society. Its members model in various gauges including 12mm (the original TT gauge), 13.5 and 14.2mm fine-scale standard gauge, 15.75mm (Irish) and 6.5 and 9mm narrow gauges. All 3mm modellers, whether fine-scale scratch builders, kit builders or those maintaining a classic Triang system, coexist happily in The 3mm Society.
We also have a fine In-house journal “Mixed Traffic” which covers all things 3mm and also acts as a mouthpiece for the Society as with each Journal comes the Society Newsletter. membership is £20pa (you can pay by PayPal) and for that your get Mixed Traffic 4x a year and access to goods and services provided by the Society. 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the Society and members are being asked to produce something with 50 in it. Most popular is the 50:1 layout challenge and I look forward to seeing the entries.
If you want to know more get in touch or follow the contact details.
If you want to know more about the Society get in touch.