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The next exhibition we are attending is Sheffield on10th Oct 2015

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Welcome to Bradford Model Railway clubs website. Our aim is to foster and encourage railway modelling in Bradford and surrounding area and we welcome anyone 11 and over with an interest in the hobby whatever their level of skill

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Recent news:

October 2015

Our mini show was held successfully on 3rd October 2015 at St Winefried Church Hall, St Pauls Ave, BRADFORD BD6 1ST and comprised  10 smaller layouts, 4 traders, light refreshements and home made buns and cakes.

September 2015

Work continues with new 00 layout Parkfield Road and Johns 0 gauge Ethel halt 0 layout and Chris and Ians new 0 gauge layout New Millshaw. 

August 2015

Club diary updated see downloads

Work continues with new 00 layout Parkfield Road and Johns Ethel halt 0

Chisel Exchange appeared at the Skipton show 22nd 23rd August 2015

Victoria Road was at Butterley on 15th 16th August 2015

Titheridge junc appeared at the Leyland show 8th 9th August 2015

A warm welcome to new member Robin

July 2015

A warm welcome to new member Robin

Grassington and Millfields Yard were at the Otley Exhibition. This was Grassingtons last appearance before leaving the club.

The installation of  route indicator LED's using MERG ACC8 bords to Titheridge Jnc fiddle yard as Victoria Road in hand.
 Work also continues with the scenics on John Wimbles new 0 gage layout.

June 2015

The club welcomes new members  Brian and Daivid. Still vacancies for a couple more yet.

Work continues with the new 00 modern layout "Parkfield Road" with Pauline progressing the ballasting  and the rest of the tean, getting to grips with the electrics and servo operated pointwork  which uilises "Mega points " electronicsses  http://loolee.org/megapoints/.

Work also continues with the scenics on John Wimbles new 0 gage layout .

May 2015

Our 2015 Annual Exhibition took  on Sat 2nd  and Sun 3rd May 2015
The NYMR raffle winner of the family ticket  was Mr George Morton from Grosmont.
The cup for the layout voted best in show by the public was Worlds  End
The layout selected for the chairmas choice cup was Melrose End<

April 2015

The club Exhibition is fast approaching so all hand are on deck to make sure its a good one!

Our New OO Gauge Modern Image Layour Called Parkfield Road is now being ballasted and all wires and track are now down and installed.

We didn't have any shows this month but next month we have a few with our own Exhibition this coming weekend (2nd &3rd May 2015) and then Derby the following weekend (9th & 10th May 2015)

Also at our own show, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will be there with a member of staff to answer your questions and also a spokesperson from the Railways Junior Vounteer Group will also be in attandance - You could also possibly win a NYMR Prize!

March 2015

Titheridge appeared at Newton Aycliffe and Chisel at Keighley on 14th 15th March

Fry up appeared at Settle Scout Rail on the 14th March 2015

Work continues with the new 00 modern image layout Parkfield Road with track lying almost completed

Older news items moved to News Archive

February 2015

Sunday 8th February 2015:-


The club has some exciting news as a new project is underway down at the clubroom. More news and photos will be to follow as the project gets underway.


Sunday 1st February 2015:-

The picture above shows our amazing new clubroom ready for usage, with layout Fryup (009 Gauge) created by clubmember Chris Towers and late Father some 30 years ago still standing strong and operating as it should. It is up undergoing maintance for its first outing back on the exhibition circuit in 5 years, where it will go on show in Lincoln at the ened of this month (28th Feb & 1st March).

January 2015

Sunday 18th January 2015:-

We are now underway to get back into our clubroom. The kitchen cuboards are being constructed and installed with the reset of the applliances being fitted soon. Plans for the exhibition are also underway as it draws closer to the the dates with final details being finalised and production plans are to start over the coming weeks. As above ^ our AGM will take place TOMORROW!


Wednesday 14th January 2015:-

The new clubroom floor has now been laid and is looking smart. As a result of this, with a few more things to complete, we should be able to move back into the room by the middle of February at the very latest!

December 2014

Mon 15th Dec 2014 
Very sad news is that our President and one of the clubs founder members Donald Swires (Member Number 3) has passed away aged 78
.  Funeral at Rawdon Crematorium Wed 24th Dec 12.20.
Seen here in 2009 with our layout Victoria Road which was his idea.

Donald at our 2014 Exhibition with Grassington another of his ideas; and Baxters shop made by Donald from a Kelloggs packet..

And at our 2007 exhib.


The centre refurb seems to have ground to a halt and the club mainly (Chris and John) is having do some of the painting so we can hopefully move back in.   Picture taken 14th Dec 14 of ballasting genius Pauline Mckenna and members downstars as well as our almost refurbished clubroom

The clubs Christmas diiner was held at the Silver Birch on Mon 8th Dec 2014

November 2014

A 2015 exhibition draft plan has been added to the downloads section. The club diary has been updated

Our currently vacated club room is starting to take shape with UPVC windows, a new ceiling, LED lights and replastered walls. A new additional boiler has been installed at the front of the Building which hopefully may give us some heat as the previous installation never worked. We may get in around Christmas with a bit of luck.

Victoria Raod appeared at teh Warley show on Sat Sun 22nd 23rd Dec 2014.

Christmas Lunch 2014 wil be on Mon 8th December 7.30 at The Silver Birch at the bottom of the M606
All welcome http://www.silverbirchpubcleckheaton.co.uk/

The webmasters latest creation before painting. GNR J52 68848 (1249 then 4249 then 8848) which was based at Bradford and finally Ardsley sheds being cut up 1959.

Oxenhope appeared at the Hull exhibition and Millfields at Barnsley 8th 9th Nov 2014.

Exhibition 2015 page updated

Grassington created a lot of attention at the Nidd Valley exhib Pateley Bridge on 1st 2nd Nov 2014

Without use of our clubroom we are working in the entrance on Johns new 0 gauge layout.

October 2014

Exhibition page updated. Its getting very full. Peter Goss's new Knareborough layout Worls End is huge.

Sadly the new container has been broken in to by some dimwitt thieves who strangely thought there may be something of value in there. Prob got less than £20 worth of old drils but sadly damaged Victoria Road causing £100's damage to the lighting footbridge and scenery.  Club it having a repair day this Thurs night/ Frifday and poss Sat when Vic will hopefully be erected downstairs to ptrepare it or Warley. All help welcome.

The clubrooms are now vacated into a container whilst re-roofing and redecoration is taking place.
Some work can be done elseware in the centre but must be returned to the container each time.
Some pictures of the empty clubrooms, container and John working on Victoria Road signalling to be ready for Warley

September 2014

Colyer Street N  was at York and Ullapool 0 was at Redditch 20/21st Sept..

Thurs 18th Sept - Club rooms just about empty and all items in container and store exept mini kitchen.
Reroof and refub due to start first week in Oct  duration 9 weeks.
Club meets will probably have to held downstairs with a limited amount of work on the layouts which will have to be returned to storage each time. Victoria Road signalling and lights to complet for Warley. and Titheridge out at the Graeat Elctric train show Oct.
In the longer term the contaner will be used as a level access store to replace the small 1st floor clubroom which will be given up.

Work continues to make Vic road raedy for the Warley show.

A picture of the webmsters latest creations now ready to be painted

August 2014

Work continues on rectification work on Vic road with LED route indicators being added to the fiddle yard panels as well as working signalling.
The signals are to be automated using modules from http://www.blocksignalling.co.uk/ the sysem works very well on a test rig.
One Dapol semaphore signal found to be defective and returned to Cheltenham Models who replaced it very quickly.

Packing up for the big move contiunes - current thinking is giving up our smaller 1st floor club room for a ground floor container. Much easier for loading.

July 2014

Good and Bad news are our leaking roof is hopefully to be replaced  along with a new ceiling, floor, lights and redecoration.  Bad news is we have to move out while its being carried out.

Victoria Road has been erected for some refurbishment work before the Warley Show. Dapol semaphore signals with IR modules from blocksignalling.co.uk have been procured.

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