Find out where and when we meet and what we are doing just now.
Perth & District MRC is a Registered Charity No. SC045282
Established around 1960, our club exists to promote the hobby of Railway Modelling in and around Perthshire, Scotland. We meet some Mondays and every Thursday evening at our workshop at Perth Airport, Scone, near Perth and always welcome new members to come along for a look around before joining. Our workshop is also open to members at any time.
We have 8 exhibition standard layouts at the moment, described on this site and are completing one major project at present: "Laurencekirk", based on Laurencekirk on the "WCML", north of Montrose, set in the late 1950's - early 1960's which made its debut in November 2013 but still requires some work to fully complete it. We are also planning our next N scale American layout, a German HO layout and have started refurbishment of a German N gauge layout "Wörthersee"
owned by one of our members which has not been seen on the exhibition circuit in Scotland before. Also, watch out for news of an American O Gauge layout....
Additionally, maintenance work on the existing layouts keep us busy throughout the year. We have some photos and video of our layouts on this site - have a look at our layout pages!
We run one of the most eagerly anticipated and reputable model railway exhibitions in Scotland "A Celebration of Model Railways" always held in Dewars Ice Rink in Perth over the last weekend in June. This exhibition is the biggest club-run exhibition in Scotland. A selection of high quality layouts from throughout the UK, some appearing in Scotland for the first time and a wide selection of specialised trade stands awaits our visitors. See more details elsewhere on this site.
Our next exhibition is on Saturday June 25th & Sunday June 26th, 2016.
We also attend around 12 exhibitions every year throughout the UK and our diary is available from this website.
Club News (Updated 1.6.2016):
1/06/16: We have just about completed arrangements for our 25th Celebration of Model railways! Hope you can come along to see all the great layouts, quality traders and specialist groups.
If you would like to book a place at the following seminars in advance, please contact our Exhibition Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Legomanbiffo - optimum selection and installation of speakers in DCC locomotives
Scottish Modellers - scenic detailing focussing on static grass
Other demonstrators include:
Paul Chetter - DCC locomotive demonstrations, decoder installation, sound projects and advice clinic
Roland Turner - modelling locomotives
East of Scotland 4 mm Group - various aspects of railway modelling
22/06/16: STOP PRESS NEWS:
We are pleased to announce that DJModels' first production example of the OO Gauge J94 Austerity will be unveiled at Perth 2016. The model will be available for viewing on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday. The box the model comes in is signed by Dave Jones and it is our intention to run a prize draw, the lucky winner will become the proud owner of the locomotive and signed box.