Welcome to the Heywood Model Railway Group Website
|Heywood Model Railway Group is located in
a large building at Unit 3 Park Works, River Street Heywood. (see the
how to find us page for a map and travelling directions) The layouts in
our club room range from N gauge at 16 feet through to the O gauge which
is over 40 feet long and there is always work going on maintaining or
improving them. Pictures and details of all our layouts can be found by
clicking on the links at the head of each page on this site.
A new 0 gauge layout is being built and will occupy a space of 50ft by 25ft being a continuous run with 4 complete tracks all the way round. If your main interest is in 0 gauge then why not come along and get invoved in this new project?
Pictures of our current club room can be seen here and some of the work involved in getting the premises fit for us to use can be seen here.
Many of our members also have their own layouts at home and several of these layouts have attended exhibitions all over the country. Details of these can be found by clicking on the links to them lower down this page.
Meetings are held in our building on River Street Heywood during the following times. Monday evenings from 18:30 to 22:00 and Wednesday from 10:00 to about 15:00
If you are interested in joining the group then feel free to call in and see us during the above times. Should you want more information about our activities then you can send an email to any member of the committee who will be pleased to give you the details you require.
Also on this site there is a Technical Topics section where there is help and tips on several subjects connected with railway modelling. These can be found via the link below or clicking here.
The history of the Heywood Model Railway Group can be found in the Archive pages. Also in this section are some pictures of past models that have been sold on to our own Group members or in some cases to members of the public.
Starting in April 2016 we will be resuming our Open / Running days where anyone can turn up and run your own stock on our large layouts. Admission will be free but donations to the club will always be welcome. See the link below for details and dates or click here.
Many of the pictures on this site are less than the full size taken by the camera. Hovering your mouse over the image will indicate if a larger version is available. To see it in a larger size click on the image and the full picture will open in a new window. Close the last image window before opening another one.
Our next Annual exhibition will be on the 19th and 20th of March 2017 at Rochdale Town Hall.
A video of 8 minutes duration showing two of the clubs layouts on a Monday Club Night can be seen here. Please allow time for the large video file to download to your computer.
To find your way quickly around this site use the Site Map
|How to find us with a map and directions|
|Pictures of our club room|
|Details of our next and past exhibitions|
|See the news page for latest information|
|Technical topics and other items of interest|
|Information and images of earlier years|
|Layouts and other items for sale by the club or its members|
|Open / Running days|
This page updated July 12th 2016