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. Membership is open to
anyone 11 and over with an interest in the hobby whatever level of skill
All materials and tools for constructing the club layouts are provided FREE (unlike
some clubs). The club is also building
up a collection of rolling stock for use on club nights and when
exhibiting at a show.
We meet every Monday (ex Bank hols) and most
Thursday evenings 7.45pm onwards when visitors are very welcome.
Membership is the equivalent of just £2 a week (£0.40p associates
Our e-mail address for general enquiries is
Why not pay us a visit (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult).
Sedbergh Youth and Community Centre (1st Floor) 5-11 Huddersfield Road BRADFORD BD6 1DJ.
Please contact the secretary first on 0774 5268960 to check were open.
The Christmas min show supporting the Christmas Fayre at our
headquarters Sedbergh Comunity Centre will be on Saturday Only
Exhibited will include our latest layout Titheridge Junction N as
well as Colyer Street 00 DCC (Pauline McKenna), Chisel Exchange 0
(BMRC), and a trenches layout from Darrel Foxwell.
The club will have a sales stand
Any future nights when the club will be closed will be announced
Christmas Lunch 2014 wil be on 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
Click here to visit the NEWS ARCHIVE