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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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.

You can sign up here to receive further information about THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2022


Videos of various society activities, including Monthly Meetings, can be found on the new MMRS TV page. The June 2021 Monthly Meeting is now available for you to view.

Saturday 13th June 1970

Fifty-two years ago the MMRS headquarters was officially opened, but regrettably the COVID-19 situation meant that the celebration planned for the anniversary on June 13th 2020  had to be cancelled.  However, we can still remember and give thanks to the modelers 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- club-rooms 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.

The 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.