Welcome to the Heywood Model Railway Group Website

February open day video from Daves Train videos
Dates and details for our 2018 Exhibition
Note:-Most of the video files on this site have been changed to MP4 format so that they can be read by iPhones iPads and windows 10.

Heywood Model Railway Group is located in a large building at Unit 4 Park Works, River Street Heywood. (see the how to find us page for a map and travelling directions) The layouts in our club room range from N gauge at 16 feet through to the O gauge "Wrye" which is over 40 feet long and there is always work going on maintaining or improving them. A large 0 gauge layout (Heybury) is being built and will occupy a space of 50ft by 25ft being a continuous run with 4 complete tracks all the way round. If your main interest is in 0 gauge then why not come along and get involved in this project? In March 2017 we have also obtained a G scale continuous run which is sited within the large 0 gauge.
Pictures and details of all our layouts can be found by clicking on the links at the head of each page on this site.

Pictures of our current club room can be seen here and some of the work involved in getting the premises fit for us to use can be seen here.

Many of our members also have their own layouts at home and several of these layouts have attended exhibitions all over the country. Details of these can be found by clicking on the links to them lower down this page.

Meetings are held in our building on River Street Heywood during the following times. Monday evenings from 18:30 to 22:00 and Wednesday from 10:00 to about 15:00
If you are interested in joining the group then feel free to call in and see us during the above times. Should you want more information about our activities then you can send an email to any member of the committee who will be pleased to give you the details you require.

Also on this site there is a Technical Topics section where there is help and tips on several subjects connected with railway modelling. These can be found via the link below or clicking here.

The history of the Heywood Model Railway Group can be found in the Archive pages. Also in this section are some pictures of past models that have been sold on to our own Group members or in some cases to members of the public.

Continuing throughout 2018 we will be holding our Open / Running days where anyone can turn up and run your own stock on our large layouts. Admission will be free but donations to the club will always be welcome. See the link below for details and dates or click here. These open days are usually held on the second Saturday of each Month the exception being in March when we have our Annual Exhibition instead.

Many of the pictures on this site are less than the full size taken by the camera. Hovering your mouse over the image will indicate if a larger version is available. To see it in a larger size click on the image and the full picture will open in a new window. Close the last image window before opening another one.

Our next Annual exhibition will be held over the weekend of the 17th and 18th of March 2018 at Rochdale Town Hall.

To find your way quickly around this site use the Site Map

The group can be contacted by E-mail to Mail a member of the committee

How to find us with a map and directions
Pictures of our club room
Details of our next and past exhibitions
See the news page for latest information
tech Technical topics and other items of interest
Archive Information and images of earlier years
Archive Layouts and other items for sale by the club or its members
Archive Open / Running days
Archive Sidings by Graham Bentley

Some of our members own models

Other links

Railway Pictures
Railway Pictures

Chester ModelCentre

Rochdale on line
East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway

Marks Models
UK Model Shops Directory
The U.K. Model Shop Directory

Todmorden Model Supplies
I Rail
Rail web directory
Wonderland Models
Wonderland Models
Great Western Archive
Great Western Archive
Historical Model Railway Society
British Railway Modelling
British Railway Modelling
West Lancashire Light Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway
Ramsbottom MRC
Ramsbottom Model Railway Club
Pennine Wagons
Pennine Wagons
Arcadia Rail
Arcadia Model Railways

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
(worlds largest model railway)

North West 0 gauge modellers

Murton Scale Miniatures
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Model Railway Engineer
new railway modelers
New Railway Modellers

The Locoshed Whitefield

Megapoints Servo Controllers
Model Railway Shop
Model Railway Shop

Daves Trains videos

Model Manufacturers and Suppliers
Mainly Trains
Mainly Trains

Hattons Models

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