The clubroom reopened again from Wed. 19th May, albeit with Covid restrictions in place. Liverpool City Region has since been added to the list of areas of concern, with additional precautions and restrictions required. Please see the News Page for full details.
The West Lancashire '0' Gauge Group was formed in 1956, at about the same time as the Gauge '0' Guild, to which it is affiliated. (The Guild was formed to promote the 7mm:foot scale, which was declining owing to the development of smaller scales, considered more suitable for building layouts in 'compact' modern houses.)
The West Lancashire Group was set up as a one-scale society in order to concentrate and capitalise on the particular advantages of Gauge 0. After 50 years, the Group had to move out of its original premises in Crosby (owing to their demolition for redevelopment) and now has excellent accommodation in Bootle.
When formed, the club was, indeed, in the West of Lancashire. Since then, without any action required, in 1974 it found itself in Merseyside. With the addition of Halton borough (technically in Cheshire) to the existing five boroughs of Merseyside, it is now in what is known administratively as 'Liverpool City Region', though the historical club title remains as West Lancashire.
It currently has a Test Track, an end-to-end branch line, with extension under construction and a continuous-run main-line layout with Motive Power Depot and single-track branch. A new exhibition layout is also under construction.
A quarterly magazine for members is published in full colour. The electronic file is in Portable Document Format (.PDF) and a link to each edition's location for download is sent to members' nominated e-mail addresses via an e-mail distribution group.
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