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


 

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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

 


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


 

EXHIBITION 2018


 

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

 


EXHIBITION 2017

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”.