This years show details

The 53rd Rochdale MRG Model Railway Exhibition Sat 8th April 2017 – Sun 9th April 2017 The Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9AE

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10am-4.30pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION:  Adults £3.00; Accompanied Under 16s FREE


List of Layouts Attending :

29th Street Wharf – HO – US – 1970s Late 1990s
Amalgamated Wagon Works – O – East Yorkshire – 1932
Bonnington Goods – OO – BR (SCR) – 1955-1965
North Ballachulish – EM –  BR (SCR) – West of Scotland – 1970/1
Port William – N – BR (SCR) – 1970s/1980s
The Mill – EM – West Riding Industrial
Tinsley South – OO – BR (E) – South Yorkshire – 1970s



List of Traders Attending :

Class 40 Preservation Society
Todmorden Model Supplies
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society



Strange Brew?

Burton on Trent is synonymous with the brewing industry, a subject as dear to the heart of RMRG members as model railways themselves. Mind you apart from the Burton Bridge Micro, theres little there for the beer lover these days, the serried ranks of large tanks with the “Coors” logo emblazoned on them tell you all you need to know about brewing in Burton.

However something good that way comes in the shape of the DEMU showcase event and this year Graham has been invited with Kirkmellington. Its should be a very good show especially for those more internal combustion than steam! 4 and 5 June, Burton Town Hall DE14 2EB


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Pot Holder

The news today that Ben had won the chairman’s Cup for exhibiting Amalgamated Wagon at the Bradford Exhibition has raised much cheer amongst the club members as that means the beer is on him at the Horse and Farrier on Wednesday night 😉

Ben pot holder

Its good news for the club (apart from the free beer) in that a bit of a cinderella layout has been resurrected to a good exhibitable standard and looks like it’s going to be in demand. Keep an eye on our exhibition dates for its next outings. Well done Ben.

Amalgamated Wagon Ressurected

Many moons ago – when Moby Dick was still a tadpole in actual fact – some club members who professed to model in a scale they could see, built Amalgamated Wagon. This was a small 7mm shunting plank based on a fictitious wagon works and saw a few shows in the North West. Then interest waned after we lost our club rooms, and for a good few years the layout languished in a barn in Sowerby.

Earlier this year club member Ben Lord rescued it and took it home with a view to making it exhibitable again. He’s making a few alterations, and has already titivated the layout and is thinking of extending it to some exchange sidings. Whilst it’s probably going to offend some of a religious disposition to call this the second coming, we do think it is. But we do know that he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy………………