Welcome to the Preston and District Model Railway Society

The Society’s aim is to further all aspects of the model railway 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



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.

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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

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

“Bee Lane” is now retired

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. Work on the scenery and backgrounds  is well under way.

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


Our next exhibition will be on 4th and 5th of March 2017 at:

The Sports Hall
Preston College
St Vincent’s Road

For more details select Exhibition from the menu above or e-mail Exhibition


Our previous exhibition was on 5th and 6th of March 2015. Congratulations to the trophy-winning layouts:

Yvonne Nehrlich Plate (best scenics): Darjeely Himalayan Railway

Dave Scott Memorial Trophy (voted by visiting layouts): Loch Tat

Best overall: North Holdeness Light Railway