Association Member Clubs
Here you will find details of all 34 clubs that are members of the Association. Contact details are shown for each of the clubs and those who have there own web site you can just click on the link or club logo.
A lot of the clubs hold there own exhibitions so be sure to check there web site for details
Alsager Model Railway Club
John Cox 8 Little field, Trent Vale, STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire. ST45LR Tel; 01782413224
Barnhill Model Railway Club (Founded 1982)
Club Secretary, B. J. Hobbs, 19 Bennetts Court, Yate, Bristol, BS17 4XH Tel; 01454329403
Barnhill has had another very successful year, with many exhibitions, and have several bookings for this year. Phil Harries has built a new layout ‘Blaendare Rd’ which is exhibited as this year’s show. The ‘0’gauge layout ‘Kingsbury’ is doing well on the exhibition circuit and has also appeared in the December 2016 addition of Hornby magazine. There is also another small ‘00’ layout under construction. If you would like to find out more then please visit our website where we also have a work bench section with project’s we are currently working on and can give help and advice. We hope you enjoy your day.
Barry & Penarth Model Railway Club Club
Club Secretary: A Jeanes, 21 Harding Close, Boverton, Llantwit Major, CF61 1GX 21
The club now has over 40 members, some of whom travel over 40 miles to attend club evenings on Tuesday and Thursdays each week. Members have a wide range of interests in most scales and gauges up to O-gauge, both British and North American outline. This makes it one of the largest and most active model railway clubs in South Wales, which is now in its 40th year, and for the past 26 years has created its home on the top floor of the Cadoxton Conservative
Club, Vere Street, Barry, CF63 2HU. The Con Club allows us to use almost the entire top floor, so that several permanent layouts have been built in the clubrooms in N-gauge, OO-gauge and O-gauge. Several of these layouts span more than one room. In the past few years we have created an extensive, well-equipped modelling room, in addition to a spray-booth room. Members are encouraged to develop their modelling skills through sharing expertise with others. The club also has an annual Open Day in October or November each year. Regular meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the clubrooms from 7.15pm onwards. Visitors are very welcome on any club night – there is always something running.
Bay Model Railway Society
Club Secretary J. D. Rance, 7 Heol Carne, Whitchurch, Cardiff, S. Glam, CF4 1HD tel; 02920 693231 email@example.com
We are a small club that models mainly in ‘OO’ but occasionally in ‘O’ & ‘N’. The layout under present construction is set in 2000 in the Rhymney Valley. We have test tracks for ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’. We meet on Mondays and only have limited room for new members but if your interested call John on 07764 568264
Bentley Model Railway Group
Club Secretary: Tim Hitch 26 Innox Mill Close, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 9BA
Bristol East Model Railway Club
Club Secretary: Simon Doyle, 7 Paddock Close, Emersons Green, Bristol, Avon. BS16 7BD 01179 561304 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol East is a small friendly club based to the north east of Bristol near Frampton Cotterell. We meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Members of the club model in a range of scales and gauges, the two most popular being OO-gauge and N-gauge.
Members of the club also have layouts that are available for exhibitions, such as
N-gauge “Aust Warth” which is set from the BR “blue diesel period” up to privatisation.
Bristol Railway Circle
Club Rep. C. J. Perry,43 Auburn Avenue, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 9YU Tel; 0117 3171831
The circle was formed in 1934 by a group of rail enthusiasts. We meet at Redland Parish Church Hall, Redland, Bristol every Tuesday between 1900 2100. Every second or third Tuesday we have a more formal meeting with a slide show or a talk on a transport related subject, not always railways, sometimes busses,ships and aircraft. Anyone interested in joining should call Richard Harman on 01275 851463.
Bristol 1883 Club
Club Secretary, R. E. T. Harris, 29 Cleeve Wood Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 2SH Email; email@example.com
Bodmin and District MRC
Bodmin and District MRC has been in existence for approximately thirty years and was initially formed to give like minded enthusiasts from mid and East Cornwall the opportunity to meet up, share ideas and help move the hobby forward locally.
Our first layout 'Trehayn' was a large OO layout that was very much a learning experience but it's reputation grew rapidly with scratch-built track, signals and buildings and it featured in many exhibitions across the country until it was finally retired around 10 years ago having received many plaudits from within the hobby.
With a core membership at the time that was very much focused on BR steam and early diesels based in the south and west of England, the next layout was built utilising all the lessons gained from previously building and running 'Trehayn'. The new layout was ''Old Elms Road', a 30ft x 12ft OO layout based in 1950s/60s Berkshire that has also been exhibited nationally over recent years and which is still our current flagship exhibition layout.
We also had the benefit of having a large O Gauge layout 'Budmouth' based on Weymouth in the 1950s for a number of years which also exhibited nationally with a selection of kit-built locomotives and rolling stock and scratch-built buildings and scenery.
Never a club to stand still for too long, new membership brought in new interests and influences which resulted in us dabbling our toes into the world of DCC and modern image. A smaller 16ft x 6ft layout 'Elmsbridge' has served us well as starter in this field in recent years and has been regularly exhibited in the far South West and has proved popular with the viewing public.
A further project has seen a relatively small Swiss based layout being built by a small group of members as a project but also as a further exhibition option in these more challenging times in terms of costs.
We are currently commencing our journey for the 'next big thing' with construction of a new 30ft layout that will serve a number of purposes. The intention is to give our DCC oriented members a layout on a similar scale and format as Old Elms Road. However the ultimate intention is to build two alternative 'fronts' to the layout which would enable us to run and exhibit it as a more modern day DCC layout or to use the alternative front as a DC late steam early diesel layout in the same vein as Old Elms Road. The plans are also looking to enable either 'front' section to be operated as a stand alone end to end layout if required.
The club is currently based in newly acquired premises in Nanpean deep within Cornwall's China Clay country. We have approximately 25 members drawn from all around Cornwall and meet each Wednesday with the first members normally arriving mid morning and others arriving and departing during the day until the last stragglers leave around 9pm.
Always keen to encourage new members, there is always lots to be done at the club.
We have also run our own annual exhibition in Bodmin for the last 30 years up until the Covid pandemic and we are looking to restart this process during 2023 if possible
Burnham & District M.R.C.
CHAIRMAN Dave Bysouth, TREASURER Mike Randall, SECRETARY C James, EXHIBITION MANAGER Norman Clymer
Club web site.. www.burnhamanddmrc.co.uk
club contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Club meets at the Community Centre, Berrow Road, Burnham on Sea on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 19.00 to 22.00 hrs. We currently have about 20 members and are building layouts in N, OO, and O gauges.
The Annual Exhibition "Sedgemoor Rail" is on August Bank Holiday weekend. Another show is at the end of the year usually December.
We also commission a number of limited edition wagons, many for charity, please see www.burnhamanddmrc.org for our current list.
Cardiff 4mm Group Model Railway Club established in 1969.
Club Secretary. M. J. Bird, 9 Cefn Carnau Road, Heath, Cardiff, Mid Glamorgan, CF4 4LZ. Tel. 029 20764659.
We have moved into a slightly larger clubroom and work proceeds on the clubs layouts.
We have full membership at the moment and we are sorry that we cannot accept any more applications at present.
Cardiff Model Engineering Society
King George V Drive East
029 2025 5000 (Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00)
The Society was formed in 1948 and is now in its 70th year. We moved to our present site in Heath Park, Cardiff, in 1987. A new Clubhouse was built in 2010 and opened by Dr Pete Waterman who is now our Club President.
The OO section has a large layout in the later stages of construction which is on permanent display in the Clubhouse and two other layouts. One is a small layout based on a Colonel Stephens light railway and the other is an historical layout, “Hardwick Grange”, built by the late Frank Dyer. Both are available for exhibition. The OO section meets on Monday evenings at the Clubhouse and contributes to the general work of the Society on Saturdays.
The Society’s site contains a garden railway with fuel operated locomotives on 32mm and 45mm gauge tracks, an 18” gauge tramway with two passenger carrying electric trams, and passenger carrying live steam tracks in 3.5”, 5”, and 7.25” gauges. During the winter period there are talks and demonstrations on topics to suite all Society members whilst in the summer the site is open to the public on selected days. During these public open days the permanent OO layout is fully operational.
Besides the OO layout, the Clubhouse has an engineering workshop, catering facilities, lecture room, and library/meeting room. New members are welcome and invited to take part in all Society activities.
Visitors are welcome at the Society’s site on Saturdays, and on Monday evenings for those interested in OO gauge modelling.
Cornwall & S. Devon European Modellers
Representative: D.H. Tompkins 23 Haytor Drive, Buckland, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4DR
Donyat Model railway Group
Club representatives: A. Barrow. 4 All Saints Court, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1ZA
Email email@example.com The Donyatt Model Railway Group was established when some members did breakaway from Chard Modellers. This club still exists in Chard. The breakaway group were first called Chard Diesel Group, but we later changed the name to Donyatt MRG. We now only have 2 members, who get together to prepare our small layouts for exhibitions. We have no club nights or clubroom so unfortunately, we can only provide interest to new member who see us at exhibitions. We both are still active modelers and have joined EXE model railway society.
Secretary; R Key
Forest of Dean Model Railway Club
Chairman: Paul Lansdell;
Secretary: Richard Edwardes-Evans; Cobbett, Pettycroft, Ruardean, Gloucestershire GL17 9XH; 01594 543264.
The Forest of Dean Model Railway Club meets in the Parish Room, United Reformed Church, Drybrook Road, Drybrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9JE (up the steps alongside the Church). Meetings are held every Monday and Friday from 1900 until about 2200 (except Christmas and Easter).
We are currently working on projects including British and American outline layouts in N, OO, O and SM32 gauges. Our facilities include test tracks in N, OO and O gauges, and N and OO Rolling Roads and Wheel Cleaning facilities. We also have a fully stocked kitchen for teas and coffees. There are modellers in the club with a wide range of skills, and they are always ready to provide help, training and instruction to anyone who asks. We will happily discuss any aspect of railway modelling with anyone who wants to chat, or who hesitates too long in one place, and there is always a warm welcome awaiting visitors and prospective members alike (with a cuppa!)
So come along and see us; we do exactly what it says on the tin. And there are further details, including how to find us, on our web site:
Club secretary. J. McDonald, 94 Garden Suburbs, Trimsaran, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4AD Tel;- 01554 810984
Lundy Railway Modellers
Club Secretary: T. Bartlett 25 Acacia Gardens, Bathpool, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8TA
Tel; 01823 413653 email;- firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Secretary: Claire Sheppy, 43 Broadlands Ave, North Petherton, Somerset, TA66QS,
email: email@example.com (email is my preferred means of communication)
The Malvern 55 club grew out of the remnants of the Malvern Model Railway club, which had been a very thriving Model Railway Club based in Malvern in Worcestershire in the early 1960s. One of its most long-standing members had been Peter Bradford, who then went on to fill a number of pivotal roles within the Association of Model Railway Clubs Wales and West of England. One of the first ever layouts built by the Malvern Model Railway club (founded in November 1959, not 1955 incidentally) was Templeford, which is how your current secretary came to be involved with the Malvern 55 club, having been a junior member of the original Malvern Model Railway Club almost from the very beginning. (Templeford, built-in Malvern in 1959/60, was resurrected in 2015 by my family after a 53 year slumber, and was finally shown at the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition in May 2018.) Your currrent secretary agreed to take over the role of secretary in order to endeavour to re-establish a more definite link between the Malvern Model Railway Club as it was and Malvern 55 club as it now exists.
Malvern club 55 meets once a year for the days of the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition. Members are, or have been, actively involved in the organisation of this exhibition, but many are modellers in their own right, with small groups from the club cooperating in their local areas. Members come from all over the country to do a variety of jobs including demonstrating, administration, stewarding and exhibiting their own personal layouts. Most members work in small local groups or with other folks to enjoy their modelling. New members are very welcome, especially if you have professional capabilities which would help in the administration of this Association or you are able to help at the exhibition. The Malvern 55 club endeavours to provide one or two layouts to exhibit at the annual exhibition held at Thornbury leisure Centre.
Nailsea & District Model Railway Club
Vice Chairman; Ian Roll
Club Secretary: Heather Hatch,
23 Brunel Road, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 2FD
Nailsea & District Model Railway Club meets at Clevedon Craft Centre, Moor Lane (off Court Road), Clevedon, BS216TD, every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 10pm. The first Tuesday in each month there is a talk and on the third Tuesday the test track is available for locomotives of the most popular gauges. Club members model American, British and Continental railways in most scales and gauges, covering various eras. If you are interested please contact our Secretary. Alternatively if you would like more information why not have a look at our constantly updated website at
Newport Model Railway Society
Club Representative. D. C. Hagger, 4 Ashford Close, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, Monmouthshire, NP44 2AZ. Tel; 01633 489984
This year we bring again our O gauge offering called Frecclesham but with the timeline shifted to the 1960’s and its location shifted further west.
We also have a couple of smaller 7mm layouts as well as a test track in this scale which also make outings during the year,
The club also hosts the area group of the Scalefour Society. We are still progressing with Little Mill Junction, our grand 4mm project, and there are also smaller P$ developments in the pipeline.
New members are always welcome to come and join in the fun. We meet on a Tuesday and Friday evening from 7:30 onwards. Our clubroom is in the Shaftesbury Community Centre, Newport which can be located using the map on our website mentioned above.
The contact details are also given above, but please give us a call first or visit the website.
North Devon Model Railway Club
Club Secretary: John Long 202 Beaumont Road, St. Judes, Plymouth, PL4 9EG Tel; 01752 672374
We are still only a very small club with only three members at present. Despite this we are still active and exhibiting and have a new layout in the construction stages. We do not have a clubroom but meet at members houses and other venues.
North Gwent Railway Modelers
Club Secretary. J. D. Cox, Greenville, Harpers Road, Garndiffaith, Pontypool, Monmouthshire, NP4 8QQ
Tel; 01495 773754
North Road Model Railway Club
Club Secretary: Graham Watts 9 Huntingdon Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon PL5 4AF
The club was formed in 1967 and originally had a clubroom in the old Co-oP social club in North Road West, which is where our name derives from. We now meet every Tuesday and Friday from 7:30PM - 11:00PM in our 'new' clubroom, which is located upstairs in the Plymouth & District Table Tennis League headquarters, Desborough Lane, St Judes, Plymouth. We have tracks available for running in OO (code 100 & 75), O gauge, On3, HOm, and N gauge. Member’s interests are wide ranging covering British (from pre-grouping to the present day), European & North American. We are an extremely friendly and informal group, and visitors are always welcome. Please ask at our layout, Seawall, for more information.
Plymouth and South East Cornwall Model Railway Club http://pandsecmrc.co.uk/
Club Secretary: I Harris, 29 West Mailing Avenue, Ernesettle, Plymouth, Devon PL5 2SR Tel: 07898 251196
We have now moved to our new clubroom in Devonport Park and are in the process of renovating the building. This has to take place around all the other club activities but will be worth it in the end. The club membership continues to grow and it is nice to see more new layouts starting to appear. New members are always welcome and we can be contacted through our website http://pandsecmrc.co.uk/
Pontypridd Model Railway Club
Club Secretary: Phil Gerrish, 3 Heol-y-Ffynon,Efail Isaf, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan. CF38 1AU 01443 217511
We are now based at the outlying village of Ynysybwl, in a former Army Cadet Force hut on the old station site. We have a four-line OO gauge test track available for members, on which DCC and DC stock can be run. Space is very restricted, but a small group continue to refurbish and rebuild an OO-9/HOE layout in one corner.
Most members model in N gauge and HO/OO and layouts have been built to represent British & North American operations in both these gauges. Overdue for refurbishment is a European layout with a working overhead electric system, which is actually the only Club layout proper. We have available for exhibition some eight layouts built by members.
The current project is the construction of a universal fiddle yard, to enable a number of terminus -fiddle yard layouts to offer continuous running, which always attracts visitors, especially the young We also have a reasonable library of books, magazines and video tapes.
Tea and cakes are usually available at our regular meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from approx 7. 30 pm to 9.30 pm. Visitors are always welcome as are new members.
While we are content in our present Clubroom we would welcome the opportunity to move back into Pontypridd proper. If anyone can help find suitable premises, please contact our Secretary.
Redruth Model Railway Club
Redruth MRC Club: Mick House Membership Secretary, Copper Lode, Wheal Rose, Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, TR165DA
Contact by email; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club has been in existence since 1968. The membership is around 20 with about 10 regulars. The club was originally set up as a model club, aircraft, ships etc but after a couple of years it became a model railway club. The clubhouse measures about 40ft X 25ft and accommodates our seven layouts; some members also have layouts at home. We regularly attend exhibitions around the country with our layouts.
We are a friendly bunch of Model Railway/Railway Enthusiasts of all ages that get-together twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm (19.00 hours) in the evening. Our subscription fees are: £2 per week (Full Adult) £3 per week (Associate) £1 per week (Junior).
We are predominantly a Modern Image club, modelling in British 00 Continental H0/H0m, British & American N and British Narrow Gauge (009) thrown in for good measure, but we are open to anything.
Three Towns M.R. Group.
Club Secretary: Val Peacock, 15 Mount Pleasant Littleham Bideford Devon EX39 5HW 01237 459132 email@example.com
The Three Town MRG is one of the clubs heavily associated with the Bristol Model Railway Show, with a large number of its members holding positions at the exhibition. Not only that, but some members have found time to build their own exhibition layouts which they exhibit around the country, while others also find time to help organise other specialist exhibitions as well.
The members of the group are spread around the West Country and we have no formal meetings or clubrooms.
Thornbury & S. Gloucestershire Model railway Club
Club Secretary: Brian Drayton 45 Hazel Crescent, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2LY Tel; 01454 412657 firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again we have had a busy year. 2017 is a momentous year for the club as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. This means that we are presenting our 50th annual exhibition over the week-end of 18th & 19th November as usual at the Chantry.
Having sorted out a few minor issues with Bristol (St Philips), which came to light during its first outing at last years’ exhibition, we have turned our attention to our latest layout based around the Darjeeling Railway.
We continue attending other exhibitions either showing or viewing also visits to full size railways and museums
Meetings are held on Friday nights from about 8:00pm in our club room in the old scenery store located in the gardens of the Chantry, home of the Thornbury and District Community Association, Castle Street, Thornbury. Feel free to come along if you are interested in Railway Modelling and want to join a Club or just want help with any aspect of building a model railway.
Uplands Railway Museum
Hon. Secretary. M. Bladwell, 16 Williams Close, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS15 6BS. 0117 9492272
The Museum was set up in 1963 to preserve railway items ranging from tickets and luggage labels to station signs, loco name and number plates. The Museum has always specialised in items from the GWR and SR and even more so for the Bristol, West Country and S. Wales areas. The Museum does not have a membership but we are always pleased to help with any enquiries regarding railway items.
West Wiltshire Model Railway Circle.
Club Chairman: Ron Pybus, Tel; 01225-774440, email; email@example.com
Club Room; Acreshort Lane, Steeple Ashton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA146HD Meetings; Wednesday’s 1900 to 2100
Wessex Armchair Modellers
Club Secretary: Alan Hunt 43 The Ridings, Kington-St-Michael, Chippenham, Wilts. SN14 6JG 07891 350924 email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Wessex Armchair Modellers was formed in 1979 when a group of friends came together to help each other exhibit their layouts. Since then we have exhibited several layouts all over the country, some modelled on a prototype, some based on ‘might have been’ railways.
Conway 4 mm scale EM gauge North Wales
Irebridge 4mm scale EM gauge West Riding
Castle Cary 2mm scale N gauge Somerset
Nantgwynant 7mm scale 0N16.5 narrow gauge North Wales modular layout
St Denys 2mm scale N gauge near Southampton
Old Syke Sidings 4mm scale EM gauge West Riding modular layout
Bevois Park & St Denys 2mm scale N gauge near Southampton
Central Valley Lines 3.5mm HO gauge California
Westinghouse Model Railway Club
Club Secretary: Mr. B. Wright, 9 Ludlow Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3UG. email@example.com 01249 658812For more information about Westinghouse Modelers visit their web site www.westinghouse-mrc.org.uk
Westford Modellers Group
Club Representative: T. Bowden Lyngford Close Cottage, Grange Gardens, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7EN 01823 257919 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a small group of like minded modellers who own and operate the large exhibition layout "Westford BR(W)". Our period of interest is British Railways in the 1960's giving us opportunity to run steam and diesel locomotives. We have a website: www.westfordmodellers.co.uk where there are photo galleries, information about the layout and a large links page.
Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Club
Club Secretary. D. Priddle, 45 Wesley Drive, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 7JT Tel; 01934 516964