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Bognor Regis MRC - Junior members

As we all know, even in this age of computer games and so on, most children of all ages do enjoy playing with toy trains - many of them, with suitable encouragement, are only too happy to learn how to move from the toys to the real thing.

Railway modelling is often looked down on by some people - and yet those very people fail to realise the range of skills needed to become a railway modeller together with the social skills to do so as a member of a group. Thus, children can have an opportunity to immensely improve their life-skills. To be a railway modeller involves carpentry, electrics, construction skills with plastics, metals and other materials together with the use and care of the relevant tools and a degree of artistic ability to produce a three dimensional moving picture. Many people of all ages cannot achieve all of these skills, but working with a group with similar interests means there is always someone there who knows how and is prepared to help.

Junior members make up about a fifth of the clubs membership. They are active and trusted members of the club and participate in exhibitions, layout construction, modelling or simply running trains. To keep the juniors engaged, an active project is always on the go. These have included an exhibition layout, dioramas and building a layout for Network Rail to demonstrate railway safety in schools. Juniors can participate fully as an adult member and can attend club nights.

More information for this page is coming soon, included comments from current junior members and photos of recent projects.