Welcome to the Preston and District Model Railway Society
The Society’s aim is to further all aspects of the model railway hobby.
We are having an open day for anyone interested in joining on Wednesday, 16th of May, 2018. Come a long and see what we do! The club rooms will be open from 2 to 4 in the afternoon, and 7 to 10 in the evening.
We will also be having a quiz, and announcing thre results of the modelling competition, in the evening (something that normally happens the weekend of the exhibition).
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)
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.
Our layouts in the model press:-
“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, and was debuted at our recent exhibition
We hold an Exhibition on the first weekend of March each Year.
PLEASE NOTE: Owing to adverse weather conditions that were forecast for this week and the weekend, we regretfully took the decision to CANCEL the exhibition in the interests of the safety of the exhibitors, trade stands and the visiting public.
We shall be back in 2019
Our previous exhibition was on 4th and 5th of March 2017. Congratulations to the trophy-winning layouts:
Yvonne Nehrlich Plate (best scenics): Whispering Hollow
Dave Scott Memorial Trophy (voted by visiting layouts): Dentdale
Best overall: Ludlow
The winner of the Children’s competition was Theo Hardacre from Penwortham, who correctly worked out the answer was “Tornado”.