Bradford Model Railway club
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
As from Monday 2nd February, our clubroom is re-opened!
All other major notices will be published here
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
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
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
Christmas Lunch 2014 wil be on Mon 8th December 7.30 at The Silver
Birch at the bottom of the M606
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.
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
Colyer Street N was at York and Ullapool 0 was at Redditch
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
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
Work continues to make Vic road raedy for the Warley show.
A picture of the webmsters latest creations now ready to be
Work continues on rectification work on Vic road with LED route
indicators being added to the fiddle yard panels as well as working
The signals are to be automated using modules from
http://www.blocksignalling.co.uk/ the sysem works very well on a
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.
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
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.
A meeting was be held on Mon 23rd June in the clubrooms to
discuss mainly this years and next years Exhibitions.
Work has commnced on a small OO layout suitable for smaller
Colyer Street an 00 DCC layout now owned by member Pauline
McKenna has appeared in the clubroom and being all dcc has locos
radiating lots of noise. A new fiddling yard is required.
A quiet period at the club to get over the Exhibition and big
push to get Titheridge Junc ready.
Skipton Club visited on 19th May to look at our C_bus system.
Club diary updated 19th May
Our 2014 exhibition at the new venue was well attended.
The Arthur Towers shield (Chairmas Choice) was awarded to Steve
Thompsons Dubmill Sidings with Steve seen here accepting the award.
The visiting layout chosen as best in show by the public was modern image layout Chesnut Road seen here receiving Ray Pennock cup
from Chairma Ian Atkinson
Some more pictures from the show:-
Storage boxes for N, 00, and 0 scale stock. - Member John Wimbles
has commisioned at great expense specially sculptured foam inserts
to fit standard size stackable storage boxes.
These most useful items (The webmaster has purchased an O gauge one
and is saving for more) are available complete with boxes from John
http://trainstoragebox.weebly.com/ at a very good value £20- £25
depending on size.
New traders Aspire Gifts/ Models and Smart models added to Exhibition
Titheridge publicity added to downloads section and layouts
Magazine editor was at the club 20th March 2014 to
photgraph Titheridage Junction for inclusion of a full feature in
the May issue on sale 14th april 2014. See Hornby facebook page
Chisel Exchange appeared at Settle Scout Rail 15th March 2014
Exhibition guide DRAFT4 added to downloads section
Aldington on Sea has been sold awaiting picking up.
Titheridge progresses - some pictures from 6th March 2014
Exhibition Plan (See downloads) updated.
The webmasters latest project (L and Y 957) loco is almost
complete. Just the Tender to build.
Chisel exchange appeared at Scale Rail Bolton on 16th Feb 2014.
The 2013 news items moved from this page to News Archive.
Titheridge junction progressing fast now.
The AGM held on 27th Jan 2013. Club Diary updated see Diary page.
It was decided to put N gauge layout Aldington on Sea up for sale
Exhibition page updated almost complete now. Latest plan added to
downloads page .
Big push on Titheridge with more pictures added to Layouts page.
Dalry Road appeared at the Pennine (Huddersfield) exhibition 18th
19th Jan 2013
Layouts page updated with Arnold Lane Millfields Yard
Big push on new N layout Titheridge Junction over Christmas.
More pictures and details added to Layouts page
For older news
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