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

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

June 2020

Gardening and other pursuits seem to be distracting some elements of the club from the really important activity of railway modelling. At the start of the month there was an outbreak of helicopter spotting. This started with n Ex-RN SAR Mk5 Sea King being seen (and heard) over Odcombe, making a change from endless Wildcats … Continue reading June 2020

May 2020

The splendid weather in May seems to have led to rather more socially distanced activity outside in member’s gardens than inside at their model railway workbenches, with a number of claims being made about the wildlife to be found in member’s gardens.  It looks like a grass snake going for a swim trumps slow worms, … Continue reading May 2020

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