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NMRS News  – Upcoming Events

May 3rd to May 5th 2024: We will be presenting Bwthyn y Rhosod (with thanks to Fred lewis) at the 54th Bristol Model Railway Exhibition in Thornbury Leisure Centre

mural in Newport showing MRCC loco
mural by Kenneth George Budd (1925–1995), Old Green Interchange, Newport

The club was formed back in the frozen mists of time, well the 1960’s really. If you run, build or are just inquisitive about the world of model railways then you’ve found a home here. Most of our members were once young and didn’t know better, now they are older…but still no wiser! We are a small club but are always keen to welcome like-minded people. We don’t take ourselves too seriously!!

Within the club we have members who model in N gauge, HO, HOm, OO, P4, Scalefour, O gauge, ScaleSeven, and narrow gauge to 4 mm/ft, 7mm/ft and 16mm/ft while prototype affiliations encompass 19th Century LB&SCR, LNWR, Edwardian and inter-war GWR, Cambrian and Brecon & Merthyr, S&DR, Swiss, English and Welsh narrow gauge and light railways, Japanese, American steam and early diesel to all (well, maybe not Scottish) the regions of British Railways.

The club meets at Shaftesbury Community Centre in Evans Street, Newport, NP20 5LD. See the How to find us page for directions.

Currently we meet at the clubrooms Monday afternoons, some Tuesday evenings and every Friday evening, and we continue to meet on-line on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Easy parking is available, as are tea, coffee and biscuits. If you are going to call in it’s best to contact us first.

We hold periodic open days and O gauge test track days at our club house when we open our doors to all.

Our current 7mm layout is Frecclesham, which is based on BR Southern Region practice and loosely inspired by a prototype location. It appeared in the September 2014 edition of the “Railway Modeller”. Pictures from the magazine photo shoot can be found on the Frecclesham RM 2014 page.

Our 4mm scale layout is Abergavenny Blackbrook. It is built to Protofour standards and is based on BR(WR) practice in the mid-‘fifties.

Frecclesham and Abergavenny Blackbrook and various members’ layouts are available for exhibition – see the Information for Exhibition Managers page for details.

Frecclesham Goods Shed and Station; © Railway Modeller 2014.
Frecclesham Goods Shed and Station; © Railway Modeller 2014.
Frecclesham
Dave Hagger’s Pavilion End
Belle Vue
Steve Neill’s Bwthyn y Rhosod
Beechwood Park
Hazlehurst

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