Welcome to the Preston and District Model Railway Society


A message from the Chairman to all members:

I hope you have all been keeping safe and well during the pandemic.

After a lot of deliberation (all via emails) and considering the current situation the Committee have agreed that the club can re-open on Monday 31st. August 2020.

We realise that this is a bank holiday but taking everything into account we feel it’s the best time.

There will be hand sanitisers on the premises and would in the first instance advise keeping a safe distance from other members.

Any PPE equipment you feel you require whilst at the club must be provided by yourself. You should also bring your own refreshments (none will be available at the club).

We must all ensure that surfaces are wiped down as often as possible, especially door handles, stair handrail, layout controllers, point switches etc., there will be a few notices spread around the giving advice on how we keep the club rooms a safe environment.

An e-mail will be sent out nearer the time with more details. It is up to you to decide what the risk is to yourself, and decide if it is acceptable to you; the club cannot be held responsible!

The Committee look forward to seeing you all in the future back in the club rooms enjoying our hobby.




OUR CLUB ROOMS are in Unit 12, Aqueduct Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston.  PR1 7JN.

This is a comfortable and modern industrial unit situated behind the Mill. Here the Society’s layouts are displayed and in use. There is a brew room, demonstration room and library facilities.

(From Fylde Rd, immediately left after the railway bridge, through the large gates, and directly ahead) (click here for a Google Map with current traffic and weather)

Location map


Our 2020 Exhibition has just finished, and was a great success, so much so that we ran out of programmes (apologies to those who could not get one).

Congratulations to Lucas from Cottam for winning the children’s competition. The correct answer was “Orient Express”.

We hope to see you all again next year!



We currently have in excess of 35 male and female members. Everyone is welcome. However, junior members under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult

The Society meets each week on

Mondays             7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Wednesdays      2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. and  8.00 p.m to 10.00 p.m.

Fridays              8.00 p.m to 10.00 p.m.

Note: Club rooms are not open bank holidays or on the first Monday of October (for the AGM).


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Our layouts in the model press:-

“Ardson” was featured in  Railway Modeller in January 2008 and “Tellem Summit” in August 2014.

Our large new 00 layout, “Euxton Junction” which gives more scope for both D.C and D.C.C. operations is set up and running in the club rooms, was debuted at our 2016 exhibition and……

…… has appeared as layout of the month in the October 2018 edition of Railway Modeller magazine.

“Tellem Summit” has been photographed for a further article in  Hornby Magazine - Britain's fastest growing model railway magazine which is awaiting publication.

“Bee Lane” was in  British Railway Modelling  November 2008, and in model_rail in September 2015.

“Bee Lane” is now retired

Visit our new blog to learn about the development of the proposed new N gauge layout.

We hold an Exhibition on the first weekend of March each Year.