The clubrooms have a loft area accessible from the main hallway. Access to this loft is controlled, and they may only be opened by a board member.

Safety

  • While taking heavy items up or down the ladder, please wear a safety helmet; helmets are stored around the corner on the coat hooks in the toilet corridor.
  • Before closing the loft, make a visual inspection to ensure that no one is still in the loft. Do not rely on calling up the ladder. 

Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society has over 70 members mainly from South Warwickshire but several come from much further afield. 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. We are currently cataloguing our extensive collection of magazines, journals, books and photographs for use by the membership and outside visitors.

 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. Come along any Thursday evening, opening times are from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm. There is no obligation to join for a few weeks. After that, if you feel you'd like to join in with any of the layout sections, and think you can cope with club life and all the fun and hassle of exhibitions, then talk to one of the board.

The society operates a kitchen in the clubhouse, with tea and coffee making facility, 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 hots drinks and biscuits. All members are encouraged to sign up on the roster of volunteers to work the coffee bar, which is kept in the kitchen, and organised by Graham Spicer.

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

It contains the following facilities 

  • Woodwork bench
  • A small collection of machine tools
  • Spray booth
  • Work sink
The machine tools should only be used by members who have been signed off as trained and competent. For futrther information please speak to a board member.
All workshop equipment should only be used in line with safe working practices.
The work sink is the olny sink on the premises that may be used for dirty work-related processes. The hand washing facilities in the toilets, and the sinks in the kichen must be kept clean for their proper use.
There is a paper towel dispenser adjacent to the work sink

The clubhouse contains a library of railway related materials

  • Books
  • Magazines and periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Videos
Items are avaialbe to read in the library area, and for members to borrow.
 
The Society has a growing Archive of old newspaper articles and photographs - if you have anything of interest please get in touch.
Our first club members layout featured in the modelling press was in the Railway Modeller in 1977. 
If you have any articles, photographs or other material relating to the Club we are always grateful to receive it to add to our archive

The society noticeboard, just inside the main hall of the clubhouse, is kept up to date with the latest announcements and news from the society, as well as details of the board, and contact details for club members.

Members are encouraged to read it regulalry, and to use it to display notices of a society-related nature.

The bell, mounted next to the noticeboard, is used to call the attention of club members and visitors whenever a member wishes to make an announcement to all present. When it is rung, please silence all machinery, and listen while the announcement is made

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Royal Leamington Spa College

Warwick New Road, CV32 5JE

  

 

 For the convenience of visitors we are please to advise that a Lloyds Bank Cashpoint machine is available on site and can be found in the main Atrium adjacent to the entrance to the refectory restaurant.

 

Thursday 1st March 2018 20:45

With regret we have to confirm the CANCELLATION the 2018 Exhibition.

The weather has deteriorated significantly in south Warwickshire this evening and the forecast has now changed with the Amber warning zone extending in our direction.

Just after 20:15 this evening I was informed by the College Estates team that the Leamington site would be closed tomorrow and therefore it would not be possible to build the show.

 

 

The 43rd Annual Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

will take place on

Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 10am until 5pm

and Sunday 4th March 2018 from 10am until 4pm

 Royal Leamington Spa College

Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE

4mm Protofour 18.83mm gauge layout. Cromford & High Peak Railway. 1950s-1960s.

 4mm/ft scale, OO gauge Finescale

Ian Owen's 4mm Finescale layout is set in the Carlisle area in the mid 1980s.

N gauge, 1:160, 9mm Continental Pyrenees, NE SPain, present day.

7mm O gauge layout set in the 1930s in Southwest Wales

Set in South Wales, Aber Emlyn (Welsh for mouth of the Emlyn) forms the terminus of a short branch line connected to the main railway network by a triangular junction. Considerable coal traffic is generated by the colliery located just off the area modelled and there are regular branch and secondary passenger services. A freight train puts in an appearance occasionally.  

4mm scale 9mm gauge OO9 GWR layout set in the early 1950s.

4mm Scale 9mm gauge OO9 layout of this Lincolnshire potato railway in the 1950s

4mm scale OO9 gauge layout of the Lynton & Barnstaple railway in the 1930s.

4mm Protofour gauge layout, set in Somerset in the British Railways Western Region, in about 1952

2mm/ft scale 6.5mm narrow gauge

Santashire, UK, Current period

 

2mm N gauge, New South Wales, Australia, 1980s

2mm N Gauge layout - British Railways in the  early 1960s

2mm N gauge layout, set in Western Canada in the 1990s

2mm N gauge layout in th 1950s/60s steam/diesel transition era, set in a busy (imaginary) Midlands town.

2mm N Gauge layout - 1985-1992 Modern Image, based on the EWS MPD near Bristol.

Our featured layout from the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway society at this year's exhibition is the 4-' x 16' O gauge layout Kimble.

The layout features a small, Great Central style passenger station, an MPD, and a dramatic viaduct. Since it was last exhibited it has gained a brewery near the station.

We have been involved in layout construction for many years as part of our model railway hobby, with experience in both DC and DCC installations.

Elite baseboards can construct our boards in many variations with open or closed frames, and can supply your next dream layout, have a look at our growing Installations category for layouts we have in build or completed. (note: not all layouts we build are in this list as we respect or customers and always ask permission before publishing any layout)

Telephone - 01443 685163

Model Railway spares 'OO' for all leading makes.

The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society club stand

Information about the society, the exhibition, and our open day

Displays of models and our modelling competition

MERG (Model Electronic Railway Group) is an international, UK based group promoting interest in the application of electronics & computers to all aspects of railway modelling.

Founded in 1967, the Group’s aim is to actively promote and advance the use of electronic and computer technology for model railway operation, which is ideally suited to take advantage of these technologies, and the application of electronics and computers can be used to good effect to add enhanced features and realism to model railway operation. 

MERG celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 – we have come a long way from the early days in 1967 when a small bunch of electronics enthusiasts got together to swap notes and ideas about model railway control and add-on widgets to enliven layouts.

What Is The HMRS?

The Historical Model Railway Society is a UK Registered Educational Charity "founded in 1950 by historians and modellers to collect and exchange records, drawings and photographs in the interests of historical accuracy in modelling". (Andrew Dow in The Oxford Companion to British Railway History, Simmons & Biddle (editors), OUP 1997)

The Society maintains a strong commitment toward obtaining, storing and distributing information of value and integrity. Material placed in its care will be treated with due regard to its information value.

The floor plan and index of exhibitors for the 43rd annual exhibition of the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society on the 3rd & 4th of March 2018 are now available in the form of PDF documents.

 

Privileges of membership

  • Full membership entitles the society member to the use of the club's facilities at any reasonable times.
  • Full membership entitles a member to speak and vote at meetings of the society.
  • Full members will be provided with an external key to the clubhouse
  • Full members will be provided with a 'fob' to release the inner door. This should be used on all visits to record that a visit was made.

Membership subscriptions and rates.

  • In return for a monthly subscription (Currently £15 p.c.m as at October 2013) the full member receives a key to the clubhouse. The membership subscription must be paid directly by standing order. No further charges are made.

Details of full members are retained by the society on a computer system, and limited contact details are displayed on the clubhouse noticeboard.

  • Email addresses are held by the membership secreatary and may be used by the board to communicate with society members. Those members who wish to be communicated with by post rather than by email should inform the membershpi secretary.

For further details please contact the Membership Secretary. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Privileges of membership

  • Associate membership entitles the society member to the use of the club's facilities at any reasonable times. However access is restricted to times when a full member is present to open up and lock up the clubhouse.
  • Associate membership entitles a member to speak and vote at meetings of the society.
  • Associate members will be provided with a 'fob' to release the inner door. This should be used on all visits to record that a visit was made.

Membership subscriptions and rates.

  • An Associate member must pay a membership subscription at the start of each calendar year.(Currently £20 as at 2013)
  • Additionally, an associate member must pay a visit fee on the occasion of each visit to the clubhouse. The payment is to be placed int he box previoided, and the visit logged in the associate members log book. (Currently £5 per visit, as at October 2013).

Details of members are retained by the society on a computer system, and limited contact details are displayed on the clubhouse noticeboard.

  • Email addresses are held by the membership secretary and may be used by the board to communicate with society members. Those members who wish to be communicated with by post rather than by email should inform the membershpi secretary.

For further details please contact the Membership Secretary. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society has over 80 members mainly from South Warwickshire but several come from much further afield. 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. We are currently cataloguing our extensive collection of magazines, journals, books and photographs for use by the membership and outside visitors.

Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society started life on 20th February 1975 when 18 keen modellers met at Milverton Village Hall. At that time it was known as Milverton Model Railway Society, a name it bore until November 1976 when it changed to its current name upon obtaining new premises in Warwick.

This section tells the history of the society

Details of membership categories, privileges of membership and subscription rates.

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