Welcome to YMRG

Ours is a progressive and friendly club where members are only too pleased to help others who would like to progress in the hobby. Whether it’s a loco that’s broken, a DCC chip that’s not working, a building that needs to be made to look more realistic, a ready-to-run model that needs modifying or a kit that needs building, bashing and weathering, (in all scales from 2mm to 7mm) – there will be members who have ‘been there, done that’, and will  be happy to help.

Our members have taken layouts and demonstrations to exhibitions all over the country including Warley, Guildex and ExpoEM.  At over 7000 square feet we feel we must have one of the biggest club rooms in the UK with some of the largest scenic layouts anywhere. One of these is a substantial new finescale 00 gauge scenic layout which will be wired for DCC control and will be used to run full-length trains – this could be straight from the current crop of superb ready-to-run models straight out of the box!

Our spacious club rooms are available to full members seven days a week, but most members attend on Wednesday afternoon and evening to work on layouts, when we have the undoubted benefit of a visiting ice cream van!   Most then go on to our local hostelry for refreshment between the afternoon and evening sessions.  For some the evening ends back at the pub for lively wide-ranging and usually non-railway discussions.

The YMRG Blog

October 2020

October saw three meetings a week allowing three groups of up to six people to work on the different layouts. As we are back into lockdown our meetings have been suspended for November. More opportunities for railway modelling at home! This is the first stage of Dave H’s ‘Winter Shelf Queens’ project, which is to … Continue reading October 2020

September 2020

Where have the last three months gone? Well in my case I was digging for drains, but that’s already far too much information. The even wetter weather is back with a vengeance and it’s time to take cover and contemplate a new modelling season. In the middle of July – fully in line with government … Continue reading September 2020

Bob Alderman

It is with great sadness that Sheila has asked us to tell you that Bob passed away peacefully last night after a courageous battle with Motor Neuron Disease. She has asked not to be contacted by phone for the time being. Bob was a founder member of YMRG, and for many years our Secretary. He … Continue reading Bob Alderman

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