Come and join us. We are a friendly group of railway modellers hoping to build the hobby and new friendships with running and building our layout "Yeovil East" set in the year of 1946.
The layout has 9 control points so there is plenty of fun to enjoy,
come and try for yourself.
Prospective members and guests will be treated to free tea and coffee if we are having a brew.
So come and join us
ALL MEMBERS are invited by Pat and Graham, the invitation can be withdrawn at any time without reason.
There will be a new membership for anyone wishing to join TTMRC, however this will be restricted due to space in the new club room.
Membership types :- 1 Honorary. Full Free
2 Standard. Full Charged
3 Partnership. Full Charged
4 Family membership new charge whole family participation.
MEMBERSHIP for the age group over 18
1. Pre membership may be given on request to Graham.
The first 3 meetings are getting to know us and are free with your first invitation. YOU must request full membership at the 3rd. meeting if you wish to join us.
The members at that meeting will be asked to agree or not to your membership being granted and at that point you will become a full member, you will be asked to complete a membership form , address, phone number, email and a bit about you. This record will NOT be seen by any other person save Pat or Graham and will not be made part of any computer file.
2. ANY Guest of Graham or any other member, are very welcome to attend with their full member. If they wish to attend on a regular basis,ie more than 6 meetings a year, full membership should be requested, or an attendance fee should be agreed with Graham.
3. Partners membership is for cohabiting couples only.
Members will be asked to pay subs of or equal to the set rate. Under some conditions it may be agreed to be changed or reassessed.
Should you have a problem then talk to Graham in private.
WE do not wish to exclude a keen member just for a lack of funds.
ALL FULL MEMBERS HAVE A VOTING RIGHT
Guidelines to members
and the small print.
1 DO NOT LEAN ON THE LAYOUT.
2 DO NOT TOUCH THE TRACK ( unless changing a point )
3 DO NOT FINGER ANY STOCK
4 DO NOT PLACE ANY KIND OF LIQUID ON THE LAYOUT
5 IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ASK - you are here to learn and enjoy.
6 Membership is open to all, subject to approval.
7 Membership of TTMRC is your responsibility.
As a member you are requested to attend as many meetings as possible.
8 MEMBERSHIP FEES From 2014 update 16.10.2018
8.1 Membership for age group 18 and over.
8.2 The joining fee has been dropped.
8.3 Annual fee to be paid on the first of the month following approval of membership and on that day each year after without a reminder.
8.3.1 Late payment will be treated as a lapsed membership.
8.3.2 Late payment reasons should be advised to Graham before the due date.
8.4.1 The annual fee for STANDARD will be a single payment of £65.00. cash, S.O. internet payment.
8.4.2 The annual fee for PARTNERS will be a single payment as above.
8.4.2 Monthly at £6.00 p.c.m. by standing order.
8.4.3 Weekly payments have been dropped.
8.5. Membership Fees for the age group 7 to 18. see 8.5.1.
8.5.1. New family membership, all children under 18 from one family will be covered in the new lower rate of £65. per year. ( a family is defined as parents with their own or adopted children only).
8.5.2 Annual fee. paid as a yearly payment of £65 to be paid up front .
8.6. Students* with a card, Annual fee of £30.00
8.7. Students* are defined as persons between the ages of 18 and 25 in full time education only.
8.8. As this club is run by an OAP there will be no lower rates for this age group
9. ANY DISPUTE will be referred to the Honorary members plus 2 others for a ruling. (This will be held in private ).
10. YOUR private stock and possessions are your responsibility and should not be left at the Club
10.1. Any item lost or stolen MUST be reported to Graham.
10.1.1 TTMRC or Graham can NOT be held responsible for any such lost or stolen item.
It should be understood that the layout and all of the stock and control gear is Graham's and Pat's they pay the rent for the club room and they have the last word.
The club will agree all activities we undertake.
Q 1. Who led a force of 2,000 men to evict 150 men and their contractor from Mickleton Tunnel works on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway?
A. Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Q 2. Why were the nameplates of GWR engines bearing the names of towns removed during the late 1920's and early 1930's?
A, Because passengers thought they were train destinations
Q 3. Where is the summit of the main line between Paddington and Bristol via Bath?
A. About 1/2 mile west of Swindon.
Q 4. What were the 'Long Charleys'?
A. Coaches built for the new broad gauge service from London to Birmingham in 1852, so called because of their 38ft length. They were the first eight-wheel coaches to be used on regular main line passenger services in Britain.
Q 5. How were third class passengers carried on GWR trains from its opening until 1844?
A. In open wagons.
Q 6. What was a Fantail signal?
A. A rectangular arrow-shaped board painted on one side green (caution) and the other side red (stop) used from the 1840s.
Q 7. Who proposed the toast of 'The Great Western Railway' at the Centenary Banquet at Grosvenor House, London, on 30th October 1935?
A. HRH The Prince of Wales.
Q 1. Which terminal station, built specifically for suburban traffic and opened in 1909, had the unusual space-saving feature of two traversers to release engines?
A. Moor Street, Birmingham
Q 2. What were Cyclops, Hercules and Samson?
A. Crane Tanks
Q 3. When the South Devon Railway main line was being planned Brunel adopted a steeply graded curving route between Newton Abbot and Plymouth. Why?
A. Brunel agreed with the proposal to use the atmospheric system of propulsion which he thought would be capable of successful operation on steep gradients and save on the heavy construction costs of a more easily graded line.
Q 4. Two saloons of the GWR 1897 Royal train, Nos 9002/3 were sold out of service in 1935 for holiday use on the Welsh coast near Aberporth. One, No 9002, was moved in 1982. Where is it now?
A. Restored and mounted on a new underframe, it forms part of the replica Royal train in the Royalty & Railways exhibition at Windsor & Eton Central station.
Q 5. In Broad Gauge days the Great Western operated an underground line in London. Which one?
A. The Metropolitan, from its opening for about eight months on 1863.
Q 6. In the earliest days of the GWR what did a handsignal with one arm raised above the head indicate to a driver?
A. Caution, slacken speed.
Q 7. Who was in personal charge of the visit of No 6000 King George V to the centenary celebrations of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad?
A. William A. Stanier.
Q 1. What was the nature of a series of trains, formed of passenger stock, that were turned out of Swindon Works painted in dark olive green?
Q 2. Which two broad gauge engines were broken up at Swindon in 1906 after preservation for many years?
Q 3. The Severn Tunnel is the longest not only on the GWR but also (except for urban underground railways) in Great Britain. Which is the second longest on the GWR?
Q 4. What was the unusual feature of the coaches placed in service in 1900 on the Paddington - New Milford boat trains?
Q 5. When were through Broad Gauge services between Paddington and Penzance inaugurated?
Q 6. When the Windsor branch was opened it was not possible to use the standard GWR board signal because both stop and clear boards could be seen fron the curve. What was used instead?
Q 7. Who was the last chairman of the GWR?