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.

Online Models  the home of Berko and Eckon

In the last two years we have increased the range of our signals, returning many old classic’s as well as introducing many new variants. This year we have introduced a range of yard lamps, and look forward to introducing many more in the years to come. All of our signals are compatible with block signal’s modules and a range of them are available to buy from us.

A Number of problem solving video’s are ready to stream on Our help section and Our YouTube channel so why not visit.

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.

We carry a huge range of books for the rail enthusiast, run by a lifelong enthusiast, trading from the Peak Rail shop at Matlock, Derbyshire, and the online shop, we offer one of the most comprehensive selections of books covering virtually every aspect of land-based transport and shipping.

We're a group of like minded people interested in all things model engineering, specifically model locomotives, both steam and battery powered, traction engines, stationary engines and specialised workshop equipment. The club is also responsible for running the Ryton Pools Miniature Railway at Ryton Pools, near Coventry. The railway runs every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday from Easter until the end of September.

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

The European Railways Association - a society open to everyone interested in the railways of Europe.

Founded in Autumn 2013, this new association is for everyone interested in European railways, whether in full size or model. The ERA is solely web based although you may encounter our promotional stands at UK railway and model railway events. We welcome all prototype enthusiasts and modellers across the Continent irrespective of country, scale, gauge and make. Although occasional technical terms will appear in their native languages, our website is fully English language based.

We are THE organisation catering for both new and veteran railway modellers working in 4mm scale using a track gauge of 16.5mm - the most common for models of UK prototypes.

Our objectives are-

To welcome ALL modellers with an interest in OO.

How the Society functions

The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society has real and effective control over the Talyllyn Railway. The Society's Council of twenty, half subject to re-election at each year's Annual General Meeting, nominates three directors to the Board of the Talyllyn Railway Company. The other two directors are appointed by a descendant of Sir Haydn Jones, the former owner of the line.

The 2mm Scale Association exists to promote and facilitate modelling at the scale of 2mm:1ft. The scale has a long history as the smallest practical finescale standard.

By joining the Association, members gain access to a wealth of knowledge and our exclusive component range designed to enable simple and accurate construction.

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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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