Welcome to the LWMRS - The model railway society for Warwickshire and surrounding areas.

Society Open Day

As is traditional, our annual clubhouse open day will be a fortnight after our annual exhibition.

This year, that puts it on Saturday 16th March, from 11am until 4pm.

Please contact us for details and an invitation.

Society Newsflash

Society Open Day

As is traditional, our annual clubhouse open day will be a fortnight after our annual exhibition.

This year, that puts it on Saturday 16th March, from 11am until 4pm.

Please contact us for details and an invitation.

Exhibition Newsflash

Late changes to layouts

We're sorry to hear that the Pyn Valley Tramway will not be with us this weekend, due to health issues. We look forward to seeiing Christopher another time.

We are also sorry to hear that Klinkerhofen will not be attending this year either. However, its owner Norman Raven will instead be bringuing us THE GREAT WHITE RIVER NAVIGATION, EXTRACTION and STEAM PACKET COMPANY. This is a new layout, and this will be its second exhibition appearance.

 

Exhibition guide now available to download.

The exhibition show guide is now available for you to download and plan your visit. Paper copies will also be available at the exhibition.

To download the show gude, follow this link...

 

Exhibition: 2nd-3rd March 2019

Only a few days left! - All systems go.

With days to go, we have updated the website with details of all stands, layouts and societies at the exhibition. This includes the all-important information about stand numbers and in which areas of the exhibition the stands are located.

This year, we have a new area on the upper balcony on the second floor, which was used for the MERG anniversary celebrations two years ago. This time, it's a general exhibition area, primarily dedicated to larger scale model railways.

We have a total of 75 stands this year, with 26 featuring layouts, in a wide variety of scales and sizes, 32 traders, including 3 new traders to our show this year, and 18 societies, covering model railways, other modeling, and the prototype railways. 

See full details here on our website.

Contact: Exhibition

We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd & 3rd of March

Annual exhibition

Exhibition Introduction

The 44th Annual Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

will take place on

Saturday 2nd March 2019 from 10am until 5pm

and 

Sunday 3rd March 2019 from 10am until 4pm

 Royal Leamington Spa College

Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE

 

After the unfortunate cancellation of the March 2018 exhibition, due to the dangerous conditions, we look forward to welcoming you all back for our 2019 exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the same venue as the last few - the Royal Leamington Spa College on the Warwick New Road in the Warwick end of Leamington Spa.

Enclosed below is the front of the exhibition flyer which gives the basic information about the exhibition. As far as the content of the exhibition is concerned, we've tried to keep to the same exhibitors, layouts and traders as we had booked for last year. Obviously a few have changed, mainly due to layout availability, so as final details are confirmed we'll be adding further details to the other exhibition pages here on the website.

Exhibition

If you have any immediate questions, please contact the exhibition manager at Exhibition

Harlyn Pier is a 7mm finescale layout depicting a quayside terminus on the North coast of Cornwall near Padstow in about 1960.  Locos and stock are mostly correct for the Padstow Branch and the layout is presented with subtle seaside sounds to enhance the atmosphere.

https://harlynpier.weebly.com/

This is the story of how 'Harlyn Pier' came into being...
'Harlyn Pier' is a 7mm fine scale '0' Gauge layout built to satisfy my desire to have my own layout at home and also a layout to (hopefully) take to exhibitions.
Some of you may remember a 7mm fine scale '0' Gauge layout called 'Harlyn Road' that has been around on the exhibition circuit for the last 12 years or so. Well, I am privileged to be one of the creators of that layout along with my good friends Bob Middleton and John Smith.

After 10 years of exhibiting it became clear that like all layouts, 'Harlyn Road' wasn't going to go on for ever. (It has since been passed on to a new owner in the wilds of Scotland!) Also, I was able to take advantage of early retirement so thoughts turned to my own personal "layout of a lifetime".
Now, when people think of "layouts of lifetimes (?)" we all imagine a model of a main line occupying an enormous space and (probably) costing a small (or indeed large) fortune! Being of more modest means and not having an enormous purpose built building at my disposal, my layout would have to be of more modest proportions. Actually, it needed to fit in the 11'-0" length of my railway room!

After some extended scribbling on scrap paper I realised that I could construct a shunting layout that I would be able to use at home and that, with the addition of an extra baseboard and a fiddle yard, could also make an entertaining exhibition layout.

Thus the idea of 'Harlyn Pier' was born. The name was obviously taken (with my mates' permission) from 'Harlyn Road' and the often joked about "harbour extension". Also, by modelling a harbour scene, this gave an excuse for a rather cramped track layout, the inspiration for which came from Lymington Pier, but transported to the North Cornwall coast (to link in with the 'Harlyn Road' idea). The track plan however bears no resemblance to Lymington Pier.

The North Cornwall location meant that the stock that I had constructed over the last 12 years for a branch line in the Padstow area would still be appropriate for my new layout.

On the following pages I will endeavour to describe the construction of the "layout of my lifetime" and hopefully inspire other space starved '0' Gauge modellers that you can achieve a satisfying layout in a reasonably small space. Also, I may whet the appetites of a few exhibition managers!

I also would like to say a big thank you to some people who have assisted with the creation of 'Harlyn Pier':

Firstly, my wife Christine, who happily agreed to an extension over our garage for my railway room and has allowed me the time and given encouragement throughout the building process. She is also my finest critic when I ask "do you think this looks right". Not only that, she also helps me carry the baseboards etc. up and down stairs when needed with very little complaint! Thanks Chris.
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Secondly, I would like to thank my '0' Gauge mates; Rob, Bob, John and Peter C, who have all contributed to the creation of 'Harlyn Pier' in one way or another. They are also my "show crew" so the layout wouldn't go anywhere without their help. Thanks guys.
So, I hope you enjoy the website and thanks for taking an interest.

Peter Beckley

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