Welcome All Modellers and Enthusiasts !
The Merseyside Model Railway Society
is here for anyone who wants to take part in the fascinating hobby of railway modelling.
If you want to have fun modelling railways,
scale and to whatever standard you want and are able,
welcome you. The Society, our clubrooms and members
provide facilities and support whether you want to take part
in a modelling project or just use our library and socialise.
Between them, our members have a wealth of experience in all major aspects of
the hobby - baseboard construction, scenery, buildings,
electrics, locomotive and rolling stock construction, - which they are happy to
share. If you would like to take your hobby further, come and join us. We have
also linked to some 'How to..' pages that our members maintain (see the menu,
left) and will be expanding this in the near future.
The Society has premises in
Birkenhead and, as well as
holding our seven layout
groups there is a very well-stocked library for
membersí and non-members' use and a tea-bar.
Phone or email us for details (see the
Contact Us page)
The Society moved premises in summer 2010 and this resulted in a rationalisation
of our layouts: We now have five (nearly) completed layouts; and three in
earlier stages of construction. These include Cwmbach-yn-Triardd (Great
Western, OO), Banks Road (Modern Traction, OO) and Market Northop (TT) - the TT group is also constructing a new,
exhibition-sized, TT layout. In the smallest scale the N-gauge group
caters for Continental
modelling interests with its layout Wassenen. Our prototypical American HO layout is nearing completion
and is based on Mauch Chunk, a former coal town in Pennsylvania - although a
mojor rebuild is imminent. Under construction are Kirkfield (LMS steam and
other)) and West Kirby Joint (EM). A new, British outline N-gauge layout is also
anticipated. See the Layouts
page for more details.
The Society is proud of its community involvement: regular exhibitions offer
public insights into the hobby and a commission to create a model of
Birkenhead Woodside gave us a showcase in the Wirral Museum in Hamilton Square
for many years, although sadly the Museum has now closed. The Woodside layout is
in storage and we are actively looking for a new home for it. We are open to
invitations from community groups and plan to build some smaller layouts that we
can take out in the next couple of years. In the meanwhile we are happy to bring
a stand to any event (& our shop if you want it).