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Dewsbury Midland

Dewsbury Midland

Dewsbury Midland

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

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

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Dewsbury Midland

Stock waiting in the fiddle yard

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Dewsbury Midland

Passengers waiting patiently on the plaform

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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

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Hazelwood Junction

The society's N gauge layout

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Technical articles

The web site contains many detailed articles on model railway engineering

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Making bespoke parts

The society's workshop is available for members

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Hazelwood Junction

Under construction

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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

Dean Hall is currently closed but plans are in place for a controlled reopening for layout groups

Members please check the Members’ Area for further information.


MMRS TV

Videos of various society activities, including Monthly Meetings, can be found on the new MMRS TV page


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.

Sign up here to receive further information about THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2021

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!

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.