Central Southern Group


Bill Wilson, our usual Guild News reporter, unfortunately passed away in September. His obituary appears elsewhere in this issue.


Following on from Bill’s excellent reports over many years it feels like I have been asked to step into giant’s shoes.


Having moved to Dorset in 2018 I visited the Central Southern Group at one of the monthly meetings, which are held in the Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS, on the second Wednesday each month from 7.15pm. Most meetings are track nights, where members bring along locos and stock and run them on the large test track, or simply discuss a railway topic over a cuppa. On other occasions there is a lecture or a film show.


I soon signed up to become a member, as I was impressed with the friendly and helpful 0 gauge modellers that attend the meetings. There is usually a good selection of scratch-built and kit built stock to be seen, as well as RTR items.


Several of us attended Guildex and no doubt most of us came back with less money in our wallets than when we set out!


The photograph (courtesy of Steve Flint – Railway Modeller) depicts Wimborne Railway Society’s ‘Horton Road’, a small branch line on the S&D. It will be one of the exhibits at our Annual Exhibition on 20th October – a report in the next issue.


If you live locally and are interested in 0 gauge modelling you can obtain further information on the Group’s website: www.csg0g.org. or email: csg0g@outlook.com


David Coasby