Dewsbury Midland

Dewsbury Midland

Dewsbury Midland


J35/4 class 3F 0-6-0 64489 approaches Dewsbury Midland

J35/4 class 3F 0-6-0 64489 approaches Dewsbury Midland

Dewsbury Midland

Stock waiting in the fiddle yard

Dewsbury Midland

Passengers waiting patiently on the plaform

The society's library

Our Library has one of the most comprehensive collections of railway material in the country and is available for reference and borrowing

Hazelwood Junction

The society's N gauge layout

Technical articles

The web site contains many detailed articles on model railway engineering

Making bespoke parts

The society's workshop is available for members

Hazelwood Junction

Under construction

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Dean Hall is currently closed but plans are being formulated to allow for an eventual controlled reopening

Members please check the Members’ Area for further information.

Armchair Detectives Wanted

Can you help our friends at MLS discover more information about a layout featuring the CLC station at Baguley? Visit this page to see if you can assist in the quest.


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.

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Saturday 13th June 1970

Fifty years ago the MMRS headquarters was officially opened, but regrettably the present covid-19 situation has meant that the celebration planned for the anniversary on June 13th  has been cancelled.  However, we can still remember and give thanks to the modellers of that generation (a few of whom are still with us) whose foresight, determination and sheer hard work allowed the former All Saints Church Hall to be purchased, renovated and converted into the well- clubrooms that we now have – Dean Hall.

Raise a glass to the then President, Ross Pochin, the Chairman, Dennis Bottomley, and his Vice-Chair, David Baxter, the Treasurer, B L Young, the Secretaries Jim Lawton and Les Fram, and the architect, Peter Mitchell, all ably supported by a host of others, notably Bill Tate, Sid Stubbs, Maurice Brundett and Ron Tinker.

Today’s celebration may have been cancelled, but roll on March 2025 and the  centenary of our formation!

Jim Whittaker’s Sketchbook

A rich source of technical information has just become available. JIm Whittaker’s sketchbook can now be viewed in the Technical articles section of this web site.

For Sale

There are new items in our For Sale/Wanted section. Check them out now.

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.

See 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 layouts page.