Welcome to our website. We are the Glevum Area Group of the Scalefour Society
The Scalefour Society caters for the needs of railway modellers working to the scale of 4mm to the foot (1:76.2), the most popular of the British model railway scales. In particular it promotes and encourages the use of efficient modelling techniques and fine scale standards among all 4mm railway modellers. For more details follow this link to the Scalefour_Society website or click the logo on the left.
The Glevum group has a layout nearing completion which has already been to a number of exhibitions and for which we have bookings in the future. The layout, Brinkley, is based on joint BR (M) and BR (W) practice. All other regions/eras are represented amongst members interests. Sharing travel arrangements to exhibitions and the exchange of ideas, information and techniques, as well as the inevitable discussions, are all part of our activities. All levels of skill and expertise are represented so that one may learn or pass on experience as appropriate. We also cater for armchair modellers.
Amongst our members we also have three other excellent exhibition layouts. Clinkerford, built by John Darch, is based on the Great Western station that once existed at Cinderford in the Forest of Dean. Sheep Pasture on the former Cromford and High Peak railway is the work of Robin Whittle whilst Red River has been constructed in N gauge by Tony Comber to represent the coal mining scene of the High Appalachians.
We meet at monthly intervals, usually on the first Tuesday in the month, at about 7.30 pm. Attempts to find a permanent meeting room have so far failed and we therefore meet in each others homes. Meetings take place in an area approximately bounded by Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, the Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, the northern fringe of Bristol and Cirencester. We also meet for working days on the layout at irregular intervals.
If you are interested in taking a part in our activities please contact Tony Comber, co-ordinator, Glevum Area Group.
There are over 40 other active Area Groups in existence in the UK alone - a very valuable element of the Society's infrastructure. Some are relatively passive, meaning to say more chat than action, others more involved with 'hands on' layout developments. Most appear to meet on a monthly basis either at individual member's homes or some central location. For new members they can provide support and encouragement. There are also Overseas Groups, two in Australia, one each in New Zealand and the United States, and also in Europe, being in Germany and the Netherlands.
The Area Group Co-ordinator, Danny Cockling will be happy to provide further information including advice of the locations of, and contacts for, Area Groups for interested members or prospective members.