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The home of the world’s longest running model railway show

We extend a warm welcome to all railway modellers and railway enthusiasts. The MMRS was founded in 1925 and is one of the oldest model railway clubs in the country. We are based in Sale, five miles south west of Manchester city centre, approximately half a mile from the M60. Our clubrooms are home to six layouts in most of the popular scales, one is fully complete, three are largely complete, and two are in progress including a brand new one which is in the early stages of construction.

Forthcoming Events

Monthly Meetings at Dean Hall on Mersey Road, 7pm for 7.30 unless stated otherwise.

Most of these events are open to non members, please arrive by 7.15 and make yourself known on entry.

  • Friday 8 September – ‘Bolton Trams’ – a digital presentation by either David Lloyd or Derek Shepard.
  • Friday 13 October Steve Hoather on Rebuilding the NER Electric Autocar.
  • Friday 17 November Mike Crabtree on American Trams, Streetcars and the like.
  • Sat & Sun 2 & 3 December – The Christmas Model Railway Show – our annual model railway exhibition in central Manchester.

Latest News

The history of our society

Our member Frank Gordon has produced a 256 page book covering the history of the Society for the first 90 years from 1925 to 2015. More details and how to obtain a copy are on our About Us page.

The Christmas Model Railway Show Manchester 2017

Full details of all the layouts and other attractions are now available on the Exhibition page.

Go here for more information about the Society

From the clubrooms

Prospective members are always welcome, just come down to Dean Hall any Monday evening and have a look round.

We regularly run mutual improvement classes for members, the latest ones cover an introduction to DCC, soldering, CAD Drawing with Corel draw, weathering by George Dent, and lathe training.

Our new modular layout, Barton Road, is now making rapid progress and several new club members are involved in the construction and development of this layout. More details of this and other layouts can be found on our layout pages.

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