Barry and Penarth Model Railway Club
Welcome to the Club's Website
| Barry and Penarth MRC is now one of the largest and most active model railway clubs in South Wales, with over fifty members, who have interests in most scales and gauges up to O-gauge. Welcome to our web-site. || |
Dates for the Diary - the club's future programme
Images from the 2016 Penarth Show are available here
The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the clubrooms above Cadoxton Con Club from 19.00 onwards. Facilities available to members include a tea bar, a modelling room with a separate spray booth room and a library with access to past editions of most modelling magazines, as well as an extensive collection of railway related videos & DVDs. Members and visitors can, of course, run their own stock on any of the permanent layouts. Many of the layouts can be operated on either DCC or traditional DC control.Anyone who is interested is invited to come along on a Club evening.
The club was formed in 1978 in Penarth, with an inaurgural meeting in St Augustine's Church Hall in August of that year. After several moves the club has found itself in its present premises at Cadoxton Conservative Club, Barry, (CF63 2HU), where it has been for nearly thirty years. The Conservative Club allows the Model Railway Club use of virtually all of the top floor, so that several permanent and portable layouts have been built in the clubrooms.
The club is a member of the Wales and West Model Railway Association, and supports their annual Bristol Model Railway Exhibition held in Thornbury Leisure Centre.
The club itself has an annual Exhibition Day, and every year supports the Penarth Festival with an exhibition in the Penarth Paget Rooms.
Several members of the club are also members of the Red Dragon Railroaders, which is affiliated to the NMRA (National Model Railroad Association - North America). In addition to this, the club hosts bi-monthly meetings for the Wales Division of the NMRA. The dates of this year's meetings (2017) are on the Red Dragon page.
Snapshots from some past events, including the three trips to Germany, are available from this page
This site is maintained by David Temple for BPMRC.
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