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Drive a steam engine

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If you’ve ever wanted to drive a steam engine, here is your chance.

It may not be this Black 5 on the Strathspey Railway, the oldest one still working, but a somewhat smaller model at The Isle of Wight area group of the N Gauge Society (NGS), who now meet on the third Thursday of each month, from March 17, at Whitwell Village Hall.

New members are made very welcome; you do not have to be a member of the NGS. If you are interested in railways and would enjoy getting together with a like-minded group of men and women, why not go along to one of their meetings?

N Gauge model railways are popular because the modeller has scope to create a scene in a small space. Members of the group are starting to build a modular layout, each module or board being just 4ft x 3ft, and easy to transport in an average family car. When they are joined together, they form one large layout to fit the space available.

For more information and contact details visit or call 07831 347346.