Welcome to the Preston and District Model Railway Society


A message from the Chairman to existing and prospective members 

                                                                    GREAT NEWS
Following the Government easing of COVID restrictions the Committee is delighted to announce that with effect from Monday 19th. July the club will be re-opening from 7-30pm.
However the wearing of face protection is advisory (for your own safety and that of others) but you are still required to sign in with details shown on the sheet, this will be located in the main club rooms.
Hand sanitisers are placed around the club rooms for your use.
Looking forward to seeing you all again. 
J Wilson

As you can see the stair lift is now installed. The stairlift is for the benefit of those members and visitors who have difficulty in climbing stairs – if you don’t need it please don’t use it! Operating instructions will be posted at either end of the track.

In the mean time stay safe and well,
John W Chairman



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.

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:

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.

“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 normally hold an Exhibition on the first weekend of March each Year. Owing to Covid restrictions our next exhibition has had to be postponed until 5th/6th March 2022