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Old 16-03-2018, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Twickenham & District MRC supporting D&E modelling and seeking D&E modellers

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Twickenham & District MRC has a very positive view on D&E (DIESEL & ELECTRIC) modelling in general and modern/current D&E modelling in particular.

Attracting special interest members to a club is a chicken and egg situation. Modellers with a niche interest tend not to join a club unless that club has a layout targeted at their niche interest and clubs tend not to invest space and money into a niche layout until they have 2/3/4 members working in that scale/gauge.

A couple of years ago the club had no dedicated hard core D&E members and so made the brave decision to kick-start D&E modelling in the club by starting a OO gauge D&E layout in the hope/belief that this would show we were serious in wanting to attract D&E members - and it's worked!

So, Twickenham MRC now has a working D&E layout (EASTGATE) and has attracted several 'current scene' D&E members.

Find out more about Twickenham MRC at our website www.tdmrc.org.uk

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D&E? Pardon my ignorance, but....?
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What is D&E modelling?
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Old 16-03-2018, 02:35 PM   #4
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What is D&E modelling?

a little more involved but found this brief answer
Someone who models anywhere post July 68 to present day for example diesel and electric only but can include steam specials.
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Thanks. So why not say so. I couldnít find anything.
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I didn't know either until I googled it, no modellers licence allowed
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Must be diesel and electric I suppose. Each to their own
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Apologies - I have now modified the original post to clarify what D&E modelling is.
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Do you know I was trying to work out what the D and E stood for and for the life of me Diesel and Electric didnít once occur to me. I wonder if I took too much medication this morning. Doh!
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Old 16-03-2018, 05:31 PM   #10
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I thought it meant Daft & Eccentric..................HB
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