I am delighted to welcome you to the new 009 Society Website. Our new Webmaster, Andrew Jeffcock, has been working hard to produce something which we hope is both interesting and helpful to support you in your chosen railway modelling scale. Our original website was starting to show its age and we decided to bring it into the 21st century by using the WordPress content management system (CMS). This gives us the ability to make it easier to respond to new ideas and to provide new services to our members.
Some of the new features we have on this website are:
- New public pages to advertise the work of the Society, its aims and to provide information on exhibitions where you can see our members’ layouts.
- The publication of the 009 Society’s Heritage Collection of models showing the development of the hobby and the Society’s role in preserving these unique models for future generations.
- A new responsive website design viewable easily on phones and tablets as well as on laptops or desktops.
- A members-only area where Society specific information and news can be seen by registered members of the Society.
- Previous issues of the 009 NEWS in digital PDF format in the members-only library.
- Member’s layouts on display in dedicated pages, with images, videos and contact details, for exhibition organisers to see the quality of the modelling.
- Enhanced security by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption between your device and our server. Look for the little padlock in the URL address bar.
So welcome to the 009 Society website, we hope that you enjoy your visit. We shall have new members’ services coming in the next few months, so watch this space!
Julian Evison, Chairman, The 009 Society.