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 7 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 and a refurbishment of a German N gauge layout owned by one of our members which has not been seen on the exhibition circuit in Scotland before.
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 27th & Sunday June 28th, 2015.
We also attend around 12 exhibitions every year throughout the UK and our diary is available from this website.
Club News (Updated 6.10.2014):
8/11/13: We have secured new workshop and layout storage facilities in the village of Meikleour, between Perth and Blairgowrie and will be moving in soon. We will be able to offer all the facilities required to build and store new layouts and to continue to inspire and educate existing and prospective members.
24/11/13: Just back from a successful debut of our new layout Laurencekirk at the Falkirk exhibition where we won The Exhibitors Trophy, voted by our peers. The layout ran very well and now requires to be completed before its next outing at Perth 2014.
27/11/13: Our O Gauge layout Alium Yard has been retired from the exhibition circuit.
30/11/13: Our "flit" to Meikleour Works is complete.
16/6/14: Arrangements for our 2014 Celebration of Model Railways are almost complete. Please visit the exhibition page for details of the seminars we are running on aspects of DCC control as well as all the other attractions we have to present.
6/10/14: News of another change of premises coming soon! We are moving closer to Perth....
30/10/14: We have moved into new premises at Perth Airport. Loads more room!