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

March 2021

Much improved weather, and still considerable progress being made on members projects despite the increasing demands outside. Although still on target to re-open CS2 from May, our much delayed AGM will be held over Zoom in the next few weeks. A comprehensive agenda is being prepared that tradition now dictates will not include ‘Any Other … Continue reading March 2021

February 2021

A short month, but still plenty going on. Our big news, and a huge relief to members, is that our long running Business Rates problem has finally been resolved. A successful appeal with professional help to the Valuation Office has taken the Rateable Value of CS2 to below the 100% small business rates relief threshold, … Continue reading February 2021

January 2021

The start of another year, still in lockdown, CS2 still shut, but with the hope that the huge vaccination effort will eventually bear fruit. Plenty of bad weather still to be expected and therefore lots of scope for railway modelling – many previously legitimate distractions being out of bounds! The month kicked off with us … Continue reading January 2021

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