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Draft minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting

Posted by fodmrc on 04/11/2014

Members can see the draft minutes by entering the Members Zone with their  passwords and accessing “meetings”.

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Highlights of this year’s Lydney Model Railway Show

Posted by fodmrc on 29/09/2014

A presentation in stills and video is now available for viewing on You Tube by clicking here >>>>>

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Live steam on its Travels

Posted by fodmrc on 29/09/2014

The club’s  16mm live stream layout is going next weekend 4/5 October to the Narrow Gauge Gala at Toddington.

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The latest committee meeting minutes …..

Posted by fodmrc on 29/09/2014

…. are now online in the Members@ Area of the main website.

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A trio of new countries touched by FoDMRC

Posted by fodmrc on 15/09/2014

Statcounter reports that surfers from three new countries have found the club website! Check out the world map here >>>>>

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On 4th September, @ 15.00 hours, somebobdy surfed in from Tirana, capital of Albania in the Balkans!

On 6th September, @ 11.09 hours, somebobdy surfed in from Heraklion, Iraklion, Greece in the Mediterranean!

On 10th September, @ 15.00 hours, somebobdy surfed in from Caracas, capital of Venezuela in South America!

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Our next illustrated talk …..

Posted by fodmrc on 14/09/2014

… willl be given by Martin Connop Price. His subject will be  “The Gloucester, Ross and Hereford Line“.

It is now 50 years since the Beeching axe fell on this line.

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Friday, 31st October, 2014 @ 7.30pm ….. Westbury-on-Severn Village Hall [GL14 1RD] ….. Members £1.00 Guests £2.00

Further reading >>>>>

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2014 Lydney Show Provisional programme

Posted by fodmrc on 26/08/2014

fillerpicJon Beales has released a provisional programme of layouts, demonstrators and trade stands ready for the Lydney Show

  • Saturday 27th. and Sunday 28th. September, 2014
  • @ Dean Academy in Lydney (Sat Nav GL15 5DZ)
  • Saturday 11am until 5pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm
  • Adults:£4.50, Children [under 16] £3.00, Family ticket:£12.00, Concessions: £4.00

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Portugal falls under our spell…

Posted by fodmrc on 21/08/2014

portugalOur first surfer from Portugal hs surfed in. The visitor logged on in Braga!

Check out the world map here >>>>>

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Croatian Surfer

Posted by fodmrc on 11/08/2014

croatia1We are extending our influence into the Balkans with the conquest of Croatia!

Go to our world visitors map here >>>>>

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Aide for Railway Modellers

Posted by fodmrc on 09/08/2014

If you are scratchbuilding in a range of scales, try this little programme “Model Rail Scale Calculator” which can be downloaded here >>>>>

 

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Mexican Wave

Posted by fodmrc on 29/07/2014

40000232_TQA new country has been touched by fodmrc.co.uk!

Mexico has provided a surfer on 25 Jul 2014 @ 21:56

Check out the ever-expanding influence of Drybrook on the world!

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The scope of www.fodmrc.co.uk

Posted by fodmrc on 29/07/2014

The site uses statcounter.com to provide statistics of how many visits are being received. One of the stats displayed shows the location of the last five hundred visits. Here is  screen shot taken today! Click on picture to enlarge!

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Peru succumbs to the Forest of Dean model railway charms?

Posted by fodmrc on 25/07/2014

31yAFRDf3aL._SY300_Yet another South American country has found its way to http://www.fodmrc.co.uk.

This time its from Lima in peru on 15th July after entering a search for Forest of Dean.

Thanks to Statcounter.com we know that the surfer uses Windows 7 and was on the site for 50 mins and 5 seconds!

Check out the map here >>>>>

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So, where is Belize?

Posted by fodmrc on 25/07/2014

Flag_of_Belize.svgWell, wherever it is, someone has surfed in from Belize on 20 Jul 2014 @ 18:55:14. Belize is in Central America and is described by Wikipedia as, “a country on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is the only country in the area that has English as its official language; Belizean Creole (Kriol) and Spanish are also commonly spoken. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, to the south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its mainland is about 290 km (180 mi) long and 110 km (68 mi) wide”.

Check out the map here >>>>>

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July Committee Meeting

Posted by fodmrc on 25/07/2014

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You can read the latest committee meeting minutes from  Tuesday 15th July 2014, by accessing the Members’ Area of the website.

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Get down to BBC I-Player

Posted by fodmrc on 23/07/2014

p018pvczIf you have access to BBCI-Player, you will find a series of railway documentaries under BBC4 Collections.

Chosen by Gary Boyd-Hope under the name “Steam Railways” in the factual category, they include John Betjemn’s “Men of Steam” about the lives of GWR railway men and the “Flying Scotsman”.

Read more here >>>>>

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Brazillian Surge : A World Cup Tourist?

Posted by fodmrc on 14/07/2014

719px-WC-2014-Brasil.svgIn the last month, we have been visited 19 times by a surfer or surfers in Brazil. Is this a world cup coincidennce?

The surfer(s) have been in the following cities

São Paulo, Brasília, Goiânia, Florianópolis, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, São Bernardo Do Campo, Pindamonhangaba, Paraíso Do Sul and Mossoró!

However, there is no Manaus where  England lost to Italy in their opening game!

We would love to hear from you via our contact page >>>>>

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Chilean Model Railway Surfer

Posted by fodmrc on 13/07/2014

asc_tren_ptomontt3As FoDMRC becomes a world wide phenomenum, we can report that Chile has fallen to Drybrook’s thrall!

Someone in Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile has helped to colour nother section of our world map!

Click here now >>>>>

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Konnichiwa from Japan

Posted by fodmrc on 13/07/2014

japanrailway_1675693cSomeone in the Far East has found http://www.fodmrc.co.uk. japan, famous for its Bullet Train has now surfed into model railway life in Drybrook.

Check out the road to world domination here >>>>>

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Serbian and Argentine Connections

Posted by fodmrc on 21/06/2014

flaggiesA quick look at the website hit counter statistics shows that FoDMRC has attracted a surfer from the Pristina in Serbia!

Two surfers have come in from Mar Del Plata, Buenos Aires and Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina!

Check out our world dominance campaign map by clicking here

Furthermore, we seem to be very popular at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil at the moment …. are these England supporters seeking solace in model railways as the team prepares to fly home!

The stats also show that 6% of the last five hundred site visits are coming from outside the UK!

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