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.
We meet on Tuesday/Friday
evenings at 7pm at our premises
at 349 Laird Street in
Birkenhead and, as well as
holding our eight layout
groups, there is a very well-stocked library for
membersí and non-members' use and a tea-bar.
Phone or email us for further details (also see the
Contact Us page)
The Society purchased the premises in summer 2013 and this has resulted in an
expansion of modelling space: We now have five (nearly) completed layouts; and
earlier stages of construction. These include Cwmbach-yn-Triardd (Great
Western, OO) - now being rebuilt, Banks Road (Modern Traction, OO) and Market Northop (TT) - the TT group
has now finished a new,
exhibition-sized, TT layout - East Baston. The EM group took West
Kirby Joint to exhibition and is now looking to extend it. In the smallest scale the N-gauge group's continental layout,
Wassenen, is complete and
two new British outline layouts are under construction. Our prototypical American HO layout, based on
Mauch Chunk, a
former coal town in Pennsylvania is now well on the way to being completely
rebuilt. Also under construction are a large OO finescale layout (LMS steam and
other)) and a new, as yet unnamed, OO layout.
page is still being updated, but does have some more details.
We suggest that O-Gauge
Wirral O Gauge
who meet nearby at the The Odyssey Centre (Room 4, Unit 7), Corporation Road,
Birkenhead. CH41 1HB on Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 7pm and Wednesday afternoon
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 have available smaller layouts that we
can take out. In are also happy to bring
a stand to any event (& our shop, if you should want it).