Open Day

Model Railway Open Day in Hazel Grove

2021 Open Day

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!

Our Open Day is an opportunity for visitors to see work in progress on layouts, perhaps with one or more layouts being operated. You can chat with Club members and find out what you want to know in as much depth as you would like. Learn about all the mistakes we have made, so that you don’t do the same. Get the benefit of all our experience.

Two experienced modellers in serious mood
Two experienced modellers in serious mood

The countdown timer will be re-instated when we have confirmation of the dates for our 2021 Open Day / mini Exhibition. Please keep checking here or on FaceBook for dates, times and venue(s).

If held at the Church Hall, we should be open from 10:00 to 16:00. Entry is by way of the rear (blue) doors from the rear car park.

Admission is free, but donations are always welcome to offset running and room hire costs. All surplus proceeds are donated to Church funds. Limited refreshments will be available.

Remember to put the details in your diary!

Conversations in the midst of railway layouts
Conversations in the midst of railway layouts
Work and conversation adjacent to the Tea area!
Work and conversation adjacent to the Tea area!
Working on Youngstown
Working on Youngstown

Location to be confirmed

Tentatively at Methodist Church Hall, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JQ. (Location map)

Layouts, demonstrations and traders for the Open Day

A number of Club layouts will be running or being worked on, together with (subject to availability) members private layouts. A variety of modelling techniques will be demonstrated and our local trader (SMTF Models) will normally be in attendance.

Demonstrating scratch-building with styrene sheet
Demonstrating scratch-building with styrene sheet
Narrow-gauge diorama, open coal truck being loaded by hand
Narrow-gauge diorama

Sales stand

Our Club sales stand will be there, so you can browse for a bargain or two or three….

The Club sales stand- second hand bargains to browse and be tempted by!
The Club sales stand- second hand bargains to browse and be tempted by!

We look forward to seeing you at our next Open Day!