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Model Railways in Hazel Grove

 About us

We are a broad based, friendly and highly active group of more than 60 railway modellers based in Hazel Grove, Stockport. Our membership embraces all ranges of ability and experience and new members and “returnees to the hobby” are particularly welcome.

We have active members from up to 20 miles away, which reflects our welcoming and innovative approach and the camaraderie that is a feature of our Club nights. We do our utmost to ensure that new visitors have the opportunity to get practically involved in any one of a variety of model railway projects from their first visit.

We aim to actively pursue our hobby, and the Club is positively willing to invest in new layout projects and explore new ways of doing things (whilst recognising the value of traditional methods).

To paraphrase one of our recent recruits-“I am impressed by this Club’s willingness to spend on new layouts, which is very marked by comparison to other Clubs that I have experienced”.

Members are always very willing to share their knowledge and experience and to learn from each other.

We built a “railway safety layout” commissioned by Northern Rail. It can be viewed on YouTube.

Club nights and how to find us

We are open every Monday and Friday evening from 19:30 to 22:00 except for Good Friday, Easter Monday, Early May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday, Summer Bank Holiday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Friday 24 February 2017- the Club will be closed, as its premises will be in use for a large event by another group. We will next meet as usual on Monday 27 February 2017.

Club nights are held on Monday & Friday evenings from 19:30 to 22:00 at the Methodist Church Hall, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JQ. (Location map)

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.

Hazel Grove railway station is 6 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

What might you expect to see when you visit us?

You will normally see at least two layouts being worked on during the average Club night.

Additionally, some Members use the Club nights to build loco’ kits, to superdetail rolling stock, make buildings or work on dioramas. Other interests, such as ‘buses, fire appliances and police service vehicles also feature on occasion.

There is an extensive library for Members to use. Training sessions have been run, and layout projects are used for developing Members skills.

Our history

Download the first fifty years of our history HGDMRS history

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