Welcome to Keighley Model Railway Club
Our Next Event is.......
7mm Festival - Sunday 8 October 2017.
(See dedicated page for full details of layouts, traders and displays)
Keighley Club History
Founded in 1974, Keighley MRC has over 80 members of all ages, both local and as far away as Canada!
Over the years, the Club has produced layouts in a variety of scales which have been exhibited in both the UK and Europe, and currently offers an opportunity to get involved with railway modelling in any scale. Many of the layouts have been featured in the modelling press over the years.
Our members can cater for the absolute beginner to the advanced amateur
Our clubrooms are the largest in Yorkshire, situated in Keighley Business Centre, Knowle Mill just outside the centre of the town, offering over 8,000 sq feet of space with both goods and passenger lift access. Taking up half the top floor of a spinning mill has given the scope for many features a lot of clubs could only hope for.
The club rooms as we took them over before the refit
The rooms are situated on one floor with good natural light and a level surface allowing over 21 layouts
to be permanently erected for running and testing, as well as providing space for new ones under
construction. K.M.R.C are equipped with a social area as large as some model railway clubs, for you to
meet and chat with other club members, watch videos of railways and transport subjects, a canteen for
light refreshment and soft drinks. Disabled access and toilets. Free secure parking.
We have a 4.5 meter (14ft) multi-gauge test track which is always available for test running, with both
DCC and analogue controls in the most popular gauges from 2mm finescale to G scale.
There are also modelling areas for members to work on their kits or individual projects.
Club night is every Tuesday 7.00 - 10.30pm, but individual groups also meet on separate occasions.
Saturday afternoons 1 - 5pm includes our Junior Section (see junior layout page for more information).
We also host meetings for specialist groups, and assisted other local clubs meet when their club
rooms were flooded.
The Club enjoys an enviable reputation in the railway modelling circuit for its open days and the quality
of its annual exhibition, held each March in Keighley. If you want to develop your railway
modelling skills, you can do no better to pay us a visit and talk to some of our experienced members,
even if you're only an armchair modeller. We have members from far and wide and all are welcome.
Adult Club Membership costs £60 per year whilst Junior membership (16 and under)
costs just 50p per week (£26 per year). In any event, your first 3 visits * to the Club will be completely
free from any commitment on your part.
Try before you buy!
If you're interested in model railways, pay us a visit. You can be sure of a warm welcome at Keighley Model Railway Club!
(*excluding Main Exhibition and Open Days)