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 8,000sq feet of space with both goods and passenger lift access. Taking up half of 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 Clubrooms 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 has a fully equipped social area as large as some model railway clubs, for you to meet and chat with other
club members, watch videos/DVD's of railways and transport subjects
There is a canteen for light refreshment and soft drinks. Disabled access and toilets. Free secure parking
The multi-gauge track testing facility. From 2mm - G Scale
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 activities are held every Tuesday & Thursday evening 7.00 - 10.30pm and Saturday afternoons 1 - 5pm, the junior section meets on Saturday. Juniors must be 10 years or over and uner 16s must be acompanied by a responsible adult (who need not be a member) See junior layout page for more information
Individual groups also meet on separate occasions. We also host meetings for specialist groups, and assisted other local clubs with a venue when their facilities were unavailable
The Club enjoys an enviable reputation in the railway modelling circuit for its open days held in the club rooms and the quality of its annual exhibition, held annually in 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 approximately £1.15 per week, whilst Junior membership (16 and under) £26 per year, just 50p per week. 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)