Welcome to the Preston and District Model Railway Society

Our annual Exhibition will be on the 2-3 March 2024, at the usual venue. The 2023 Exhibition was a great success, and we look forward to the next being just as great. Details here!

 OUR CLUB ROOMS are in Unit 12, Aqueduct Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston.  PR1 7JN (see here for the exact location).

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.

There is also ample free parking, and a chair lift is available for easy access.

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 pm to 10.00 pm

Wednesdays      2.00 pm to 4.00 pm and  8.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Fridays              8.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Note: Club rooms may not be open bank holidays or on the first Monday of October (for the AGM) or the Friday before the exhibition.

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Our layouts in the model press:

Congratulations to Karl Smith, whose layout “Fallahill” is featured in the December 2020 of  British Railway Modelling , together with excellent photos. We need to see about getting a proper write-up for the web site!

Our large 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 2017 exhibition and has appeared as layout of the month in the October 2018 edition of  Railway Modeller  magazine. More recently, it was in the March 2023 edition of  British Railway Modelling.

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

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

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