Welcome to the Preston and District Model Railway Society


A message from the Chairman to all members:

I hope all members are keeping safe and well and those eligible have had their first injection.
            It is hoped that we will be able to open the club rooms soon but prior to this I have suggested that the Committee have a  meeting to discuss what precautions we should put in place to make the rooms as safe as possible for your use.
            Details of how these precautions will work will be put on the web page when available.
            Obviously I cannot give any dates as yet so please keep checking the club web page.  As and when it’s announced that it’s safe to open the Clubrooms we will let you know as soon as possible.
            Just to remind you that the club is being checked on a regular basis and as of my last visit all is well
            John W.



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