Welcome to Scarborough & District Railway Modellers' website

Welcome to Scarborough & District Railway Modellers


We are the original Scarborough railway modelling club, formed over 40 years ago in 1978.  A small friendly club, with membership numbers close to 30, who meet on Wednesday and Friday nights between 7.00pm and 10.00pm with the aim of constructing, operating and enjoying model railways.  We are a 'not-for-profit' organisation, ploughing any monies raised back into running the club, maintaining our workshops and building layouts - most of which, we exhibit at model railway shows, both local and up and down the country.  We also take pride in hosting our own model railway shows - one in Pickering (the weekend before the August bank holiday) and another in Scarborough (the weekend after the Easter bank holidays).

The club serves the areas of Scarborough and Rydale.  It has been based in its current location since 1983 and is close to Scarborough's Fire Station.  It has approx 100m2 of recently refurbished workshop space on two floors, and is home to a test track, which can accommode 0, 0n30, 00, H0, 009 and N gauges and scales, with programming facilities.  We have several portable layouts ready to be shown at exhibitions and we currently have several new projects underway.  As well as local modellers, we have several members who
 come from far and wide; distance does not seem to be an issue, as we have members from throughout Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. 


Members' interests are varied and cover most popular scales as well as all aspects of the hobby including:- layout design; research; baseboard construction; track laying; electrics/electronics; computer control; scenery; painting; weathering; kit building; scratch building and exhibiting at model railway shows, anywhere in the country.  In fact, we're interested in anything to do with model railways! 

Whether you are a beginner looking to learn new skills or a seasoned modeller, you'll be made most welcome, so why not come and see what we have to offer, and what you could gain from your visit.  Come and join us for a chat over a cuppa......  

Click on the 'contact us' page and send a message to the Secretary.  He'll get in touch with further contact details.