Hazel Grove and District Model Railway Society

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2021 Exhibition and Open Day-please keep checking regarding Coronavirus uncertainties

In line with Government instructions we doubt we’ll be open before June 21, we’re sorry to say. This seems to preclude our normal Open Day at the Club House, normally held in June. But we are looking to organise a combined Open Day and Mini Exhibition toward the end of October – we’re proposing the last weekend in October, our usual exhibition weekend.We know we have to do a risk assessment to get back into the Club House, so we will keep you posted on our progress to opening up again. In the mean time – STAY SAFE!

Please visit the Exhibition page during 2021 to learn about our plans and intentions.

Please re-visit this page at intervals for further updates.

We are pleased to announce a series of Mutual Improvement Classes that will be open to all Club members when the Club is able to reopen. These will cover topics of interest to novice modellers as well as the more experienced. An opportunity not to be missed! Why not join us when the Club re-opens after the Coronavirus restrictions have ended?

It’s time to start that layout or build a kit with our help, or join one of the Club’s projects.

About the Club

Founded in 1966, we are one of the most popular model railway societies in north-east Cheshire, with 60 members.

The Society currently has layouts in O; HO/OO (American and British) and N gauges, and we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our club house take a look around, have a chat with the members and take a cup of tea with us – all for free!

Why not check-out our annual Open Day, held at our Club rooms in June and our annual Exhibition at Hazel Grove Sports Centre held at the end of October, please see the Exhibition and Open Day pages for full details.

So, if you’re considering dipping your toes into the world of model railways; or maybe you’ve started a layout but got stuck and need some help, or you’re just plain curious, get in contact or come and see us one club night.  We don’t bite, well, one of us does, but we keep him chained up in the corner making the tea….

While you are here, have a look at our “railway safety layout” commissioned by Northern Rail. It can be viewed on YouTube.

Club nights and how to find us

The Club meets on Monday & Friday evenings from 19:30 to 22:00 at the Methodist Church Hall, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JQ. (Location map) where we have our meeting rooms and well equipped workspace.  Please go to the car park at the rear of the building and ring the left hand door bell on the blue double doors for admittance.

Please note that we do not meet on any of the following Bank and Statutory Holidays -Good Friday, Easter Monday, Early May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday, Summer Bank Holiday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Hazel Grove railway station is 5-10 minutes walk. The 192 bus service from Manchester city centre to Rising Sun (Hazel Grove) runs frequently along the A6 Buxton Road. You should alight at Hazel Grove Civic Hall.

See Transport for Greater Manchester for current train and bus timetables.


The what3words address for the Club room entrance is ///tuck.raced.sheets

This will take you to the back door of the Church Hall where you should ring the left hand door bell on the blue double doors for admittance.

This geolocation App is available for iOS and Android devices. Please see https://what3words.com/daring.lion.race

A typical Friday Club night

Four narrow-gauge locomotives under construction
Four narrow-gauge locomotives under construction
Scenic improvements to Ash Valley- note the subtle tools in use (hammer and wood-chisel)!
Scenic improvements to Ash Valley- note the subtle tools in use (hammer and wood-chisel)!
A new "N" gauge project underway. Testing the trackwork in the station area.
A new “N” gauge project underway. Testing the trackwork in the station area.
Working on improvements to Hazel Valley
Working on improvements to Hazel Valley

Member’s private projects

Club nights give an opportunity for Members to work on private projects as well as Club ones.

The “144 challenge” is such a project. The downloadable narrative tells the story of how one member faced up to the challenge of creating a prize-winning diorama of no more than 144 square inches, including as many types of transport as possible.

The finished diorama-there is a canal running under the two bridges

Bridge Two Far
Bridge Two Far

Club facilities

  • There is an extensive library for Members to use
  • We have a good range of tools and materials for use in projects
  • Layout projects are used for developing Members skills
  • Films are shown at various times

Our history

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