Welcome to the LWMRS - The model railway society for Warwickshire and surrounding areas.

2020 Exhibition confirmed

 The exhibition will be held on our customary first full weekend of March 2020 - i.e. on 7th & 8th March, at the Royal Leamington Spa College, 

 

Annual exhibition

Exhibition Introduction

The 46th Annual Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

will take place on

Saturday 7th March 2020 from 10am until 5pm

and 

Sunday 8th March 2020 from 10am until 4pm

 Royal Leamington Spa College

Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE

 

 

We look forward to welcoming you all back for our 2020 exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the same venue as the last few - the Royal Leamington Spa College on the Warwick New Road in the Warwick end of Leamington Spa.

Exhibition

If you have any immediate questions, please contact the exhibition manager at Exhibition

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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Railway Memorabilia Sales - Unfortunately will not be with us this weekend.

Laser Cutting and Photo-Etching Services for the Modeller and the Model Trade

Specialist in Wrenn and Hornby Dublo model railways, plus decorative railway plates. Full service provided.

Unfortunately Metropolis have had to withdraw from our show this year. 

Wide range of railway and scenery detailing accessories

O and OO gauge buildings and scenic accessories in resin and white metal

Model kits of buildings, structures and detailing for N, OO and O gauge layouts

Your one stop shop for railway related electronics and tools etc

Railway photographs for all subjects. Limited selection of new and second hand books

A family run business specialising in N gauge for the British, American, European and Japanese modeller

Home to Eckon, Berko &  Railway Films. With 2mm & 4mm ranges available

Loco, coach, wagon and architectural kits in 4mm scale

Castings and etchings for enhancement of 4mm scale wagons and coaches + 'Protocab' wireless control for battery powered locos,

Adaptable storage solutions for N, OO and HO rolling stock

Modelling materials, tools, scenic materials and static grasses

A wide selection of tools and materials for modellers

DCC Command Control Systems and accessories for model railways

Leamington's local shop with a sample from our extensive range of new and used model transport and associated products

Retail shop selling RTR model railways and accessories for N to O gauge + ballast & pre-owned model railways

American, British and Continental model railways from Z to O gauge, plus accessories and small tools

Jeremy Mole from the LWMRS brings us his ultra miniature layout.

Pyn Valley Railway - 7mm O9 narrow Gauge layout

Unfortunately the Pyn Valley Railway has been withdrawn due to ill health.

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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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