Welcome to the Chester Model Railway Club est. 1951
About the club
Back in 1951 there were probably few who thought, though some probably hoped, that the club would still be going strong nearly 70 years later. However, despite many setbacks along the way, including being given just three weeks to vacate our premises some years ago, we are now going from strength to strength and are proud to possess our own clubrooms. These have recently been extended to include toilet facilities, a kitchen and library / meeting room. Our membership is beginning to grow but we always welcome and encourage new modellers. Our O gauge layout is currently making steady progress the track being laid and wiring done. The OO section has constructed a new end to end DCC layout (Beeton Hough) and is in the process of completing a running layout for which the boards have been made up, track laid and scenic work in progress. A new venture is the 16mm live steam section and e also have an almost complete OOn3 layout being constructed by the narrow gauge section, so there is plenty to interest almost everyone. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us (see below).
Our club-night is Monday from 8pm to 10pm, barring Bank Holidays, however there are often members down at other times, although this is by private arrangement!
Membership is currently £60 p.a., with juniors at £16. We recommend that you visit the club on at least three occasions to see if the atmosphere and general conviviality suits you! It should be noted that all membership applications go for approval by the committee.
NO SMOKING policy. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the site.
Members also assist in and run their own working parties on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways amongst others.
Chester Model Centre - members get a 10% discount at this exciting new store in the heart of Chester's Rows on production of a valid membership card!
For obvious security reasons a location map is not published in these pages, especially since a break in at the club a couple of years ago. This has resulted in there being little of any value kept on site, though the layouts themselves are virtually irreplaceable - if almost worthless to anyone else!
If you are interested in joining us, or would like details of how to find us and see how we are progressing, please feel free to contact us CLICK HERE
Do you have model
trains in a box in your attic or garage and would like advice on the best ways
of disposing of them?
Would you like to begin railway modelling and don't know how or where to start?
Members of the Chester MRC would be pleased to offer impartial advice; click here
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