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It is with great sadness that we hae to report the passing of Alan Elliott, our Club President, on 17th July 2013.

Alan joined the Chatham & District Model Railway Club 45 years ago and in more recent times has held the Club Presidency for a number of years. As well as establishing himself as a fine modeller, he was later able to arrange a home for the Club, when we were no longer able to use the premises in Rochester High St. At this time Alan was working in a school in Gillingham, where the Club was housed for some 10 years, before moving to our current premises, in the Historic Dockyard.

As well as involvement in Club projects, over the years Alan produced many fine layouts of his own, often based on LBSCR prototypes in 4mm scale; including 'Rotherfield', 'Groombridge', and 'Tunbridge Wells West'. He recalled recently, that one of his proudest moments came whilst exhibiting 'Groombridge', when a member of the audience happily pointed out thier own house on the layout and complimented Alan on how well he had modelled it.

Before the completion of his 'Tunbridge Wells West' layout, following a visit to his son in Denver 12 years ago, Alan had a complete change of direction to 2mm Amaerican outline modelling. As well as being a guiding hand in the Club's own 'Week's River Junction' layout he embarked on a large layout at home based on te present day Denver Union Station and surroundings. He was also a driving force behind the Club's current American N gauge project 'Eliott's Bluff'.

As a loyal Club member, and dear friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.



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