Our next show will be on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December 2024
Further information can be found on the Exhibition 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 southwest 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.

“Starter” Layout

The intention to build a “starter” layout, to encourage members wishing to develop construction skills, with the assistance of some of our experienced modellers, was announced at the 2023 Exhibition as part of our recruitment drive.

At the initial meeting on Tuesday 9th April 2024 the proposed layout was discussed and the general design of the layout and baseboards was agreed.

More details are available here.

The Jim Whittaker Modelling Resource

Jim was a prolific note-taker. Here you can view and download items from his extensive archive and sketchbook.


Videos of various society activities, including Monthly Meetings, can be found on the new MMRS TV page. The October 2023 Monthly Meeting, Malcolm Nevitt on Making Affordable Wagons is now available for you to view.