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Welcome to The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society
(LWMRS)

Our Clubroom upgrade project has reached a major milestone with the completion of the construction and re-decoration of both the ground floor and the new first floor.

Revised club entrance and extended disable parking space - the new first floor area (Duxbury in the distance) - the relocated library area

Week commencing Monday 17th June 2024 members will be able to access the new first floor to re-erect the N and OO gauge layouts in their respective areas on the first floor. Members are now able to utilise all areas of the clubrooms and regular Thursday club nights will recommence with some access restrictions remaining in place.

The new lift is scheduled to be installed week commencing the

22nd July 2024.

We are unable to open the building to the general public until such time as the lift and a new fire alarm system is fully operational.

We are now able to invite membership applications from individuals who are interested in forming new groups in the club (e.g. TT120, 009) using newly available space in the extended clubhouse.

For details email the membership secretary - membership@lwmrs.co.uk  

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The official opening of the new clubhouse facilities will take place over the weekend of the

7th & 8th of September 2024.

The extended club rooms will be officially re-opened by

Pete Waterman on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday there will be a live steam gala outdoors with trains running on our 45mm G1 track and boats operating on the adjacent lake supported by members of the Knightcote Model Boat Club. 

The club exhibition layouts and the outdoor track will be operational throughout the weekend. 

More details of the weekend programme will be published here as plans are developed.

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We are now able to invite membership applications from 45mm G1 modellers who are interested in using the outdoor track and the allocated group space available in the extended clubhouse.

For details email the membership secretary - membership@lwmrs.co.uk

 

The Outdoor 45mm track is now open by arrangement and a programme of regular running sessions will be on Sunday July 7th.

Running sessions will be available to book by email to Outdoors@lwmrs.co.uk

For more information join the Facebook group Outdoors@lwmrs or email - Outdoors@lwmrs.co.uk.

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The Society has over 100 members mainly from South Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. We occupy spacious club rooms, now over two floors just outside Leamington Spa, each in excess of 3,500 sq ft for layouts, a discussion area, library toilets and kitchen. Indoors, we have a number of club layouts in various stages of construction - in O, P4, OO and N gauge - and the club layouts regularly appear on the exhibition circuit and in the modelling press. Outdoors we have a 45mm dead rail track with three 90 meter circuits.

We meet regularly every Thursday evening so come down to the club rooms and have a look around.  You will be sure of a good welcome and there is plenty of interest for all modelling skills, or for those who just like to chat, or browse in the extensive club library.

During 2022 and the early part of 2023 members have constructed an outdoor railway. Currently there are three complete loops of 45mm gauge track suitable for battery powered and live steam models. The Outdoor track will be fully operational from early 2024. For more information on open sessions please join the Facebook group Outdoors@lwmrs, email - outdoors@lwmrs.co.uk or see events on this website.

MEMBERSHIP

If you would like to become a member of LWMRS then click below to find out more.

CLUB ROOMS

We moved into a spacious new club rooms just outside Leamington Spa in April 2006 which provides over 3,500 sq ft for layouts, discussion area, library and kitchen.

The society has a kitchen in the clubhouse, with tea and coffee making facilities, as well as the facilities to heat up food. Members are welcome to use it whenever they are using the clubhouse.

The kitchen also operates as a tea and coffee bar on regular club nights, supplying complimentary hot drinks and biscuits.

The clubhouse contains a library of railway related materials: books, magazines and periodicals, photographs and videos.

The clubhouse contains a small workshop which is available to members.

FACILITIES

The clubhouse contains a library of railway related materials: books, magazines and periodicals, photographs and videos. The clubhouse contains a small workshop which is available to all members.

GROUPS

The Society has over 80 members mainly from South Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.  Most of the members belong to one of layout groups but many just like to meet other members and chat in the library area with its extensive range of railway books and magazines.  Several of the members also have their own layouts which have exhibited at our own or other shows.

CLUB LAYOUTS

We have seven club layouts in various stages of construction in all the major gauges: N (Kineton, Toysleigh and Midway), OO (Duxbury and "Project 2"), P4 (Clarendon) and O (Kimble) and these regularly appear on the exhibition circuit and in the modelling press.  All the layouts would welcome new joiners.

ACTIVITIES

Visitors are welcome to come along to our club night on any Thursday evening from 7:30pm. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome with plenty of interest for all levels of modelling skill or just the opportunity to chat with members or browse the extensive club library. We have seven club layouts in various stages of construction in N, OO, P4 and

O gauges and these regularly appear on the exhibition circuit and in the modelling press.

"The Society's objectives are to advance public education and foster a general interest in railways and model railways, and in particular to encourage a high standard of modelling amongst its members”

 

L&WMRS Articles of Association

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