Find out where and when we meet and what we are doing just now.
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 in the village of Meikleour 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 working on 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 in time for Perth 2014. 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 28th & Sunday June 29th, 2014.
We also attend around 12 exhibitions every year throughout the UK and our diary is available from this website.
Club News (Updated 3.3.2014):
14/12/12: We have decided to retire our N Scale exhibition layout Burlington Central after its final appearance took place at Warley last month. During its 10 year life on the circuit, it attended 40 exhibitions and we were very pleased with the reception it received wherever it went. We would like to offer the layout for sale as we are reluctant to break it up. Please see the layout's description on its page on this site. We are looking for offers around £800 and if you are interested please contact our Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are planning to build a replacement layout, possibly ready in 2015. Keep visiting for more updates on its progress.
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.