Merseyside Model Railway Society

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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,  in whatever scale and to whatever standard you want and are able, then we 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)

Our Layouts
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 five 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 has now finished a new, exhibition-sized, TT layout - East Baston. The EM group took West Kirby Joint to exhibition and is now extending it with a model of Hadlow Road. In the smallest scale the N-gauge group has two British outline layouts under construction. A new American HO layout, based on the Norfolk & Western in the 1940s and 50s is under construction using the fiddle yard from Mauch Chunk, which has  moved on. Also under construction are a large OO finescale layout (LMS steam and other)) and a new, as yet unnamed, modern image OO layout. The
Layouts page has more details.

We suggest that O-Gauge modellers contact 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 at 1.30pm.

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).


Merseyside Model Railway Society - Annual Model Railway Exhibition - Wirral 2017


First Friday of every Month

"Open Friday" at the MMRS Clubhouse - up to 7 layouts running, shop open

Birkenhead - contact us through the contact us page for further details (phone Gordon on 07929 306633).
OPENING TIMES:    1st FRIDAY 7pm - 9.30pm
ADMISSION:    FREE - ring the bell


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  Last modified:  February 05, 2017