Welcome to Bradford Model Railway Club's  website

BMRC welcomes new members age 16 and over for just £10 a month. Why not pay us a visit on Mondays and Thursdays from 7.45pm on.
Please check first before travelling.  See Club Info for more details on how to contact us!

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Railway Correspondance and Travel Soc
Interesting talks approximatly monthly at Saltaire Methodist Church http://www.rcts.org.uk/

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The Club

The club exists to foster and encourage railway modelling in the Bradford and surrounding area.

Membership of the club is open to anyone 11 and over with an interest in the hobby and is just £10 per month for adults, (£2.50 for juniors per month). We particularly encourage accompanied junior members in order that the skills and information on railway modelling can be passed on to future generations.

We meet every Monday and Thursdays (ex Bank Holidays) and occasional other days from 7:45pm onwards at our new clubroom at Black Dyke Mills. Membership is open to all modellers in any scale, gauge, period and indeed the beginner.
All Layout materials for constructing the club layouts, some rolling stock along with a wide range of tools are provided FREE (unlike some clubs).
What an opportunity to learn new skills from just drinking tea and chatting through woodwork - constructing baseboards - scenery - loco construction to complex electrics as well as participating in the annual show and club trips
Why not pay us a visit at our clubroom on Mondays; 7.45pm on for a chat. Please check with the secretary to ensure we are open.

Email sec.bradfordmrc@gmail.com
Web   www.bradfordmrc.org.uksec

Officers: 2019


Alan Holdsworth

Phone: 01274 407828


David McDowell

Phone: 01943 467551

E-mail: sec.bradfordmrc@gmail.com 

Treasurer and Layout Coordinator
Pauline Mckenna

Phone: 07979 646129

E-mail: pauline55mckenna@btinternet.com

Exhibition Manager

John Wimbles

Phone: 07815 073721

E-mail: show.bradfordmrc@gmail.com 

Club Sales Manager

Jim Good

Phone: 01274 672863

E-mail: james.good43@gmail.com

Club room address

Bradford Model Railway Club
Unit 20TF 5th Floor Black Dyke Mills
Brighouse Road Queensbury
BD13 1QA

Black Dyke Mills is located to the south of Bradford at the junction of High Street A647 out of Bradford, and Brighouse Road A644. Disabled access and facilities are located on the ground floor.

History of the club

The club was formed in 1979 from a section of the Bradford Model Engineers Society by a small group who were mainly interested in small scale railway modelling. At that time the club held meetings in the Eccleshill Community Centre, renting two rooms for our activities. Unfortunately the building became unsafe in the late 1980's and had to be demolished.

For a period of about eighteen months members kept in touch by holding occasional meetings in member's homes and other meeting places, all the time trying to find suitable alternative premises. Eventually the club was offered a a small upstairs room at Sedbergh Youth and Community Centre. Whilst this was not big enough to fulfil our needs it did enable the members to meet weekly and carry on with some modelling. After a year at the centre we found premises at Dudley Hill Amateur Rugby League Club where we rented a Portacabin. After being plagued with vandalism and a rapidly deteriorating building for a number of years we moved back to occupy a much bigger room on the first floor at Sedbergh in 1997.


The aims of the club are to foster and encourage railway modelling in Bradford and the surrounding area, through the construction of layouts in various scales and gauges. There are many skills acquired during the building of a layout including art, mechanical engineering, electronics, woodwork, architecture and landscaping. Much social discussion (usually over a pot of tea!) also takes place and there are plenty of opportunities for people at all levels.

The club regularly supports other model railway clubs and societies by exhibiting layouts at exhibitions. These are also excellent opportunities to meet other modellers and share skills and experience, as well as picking up that bargain from the trade stands.

To download Club information and membership application form in pdf format double sided 1.2mb click Downloads

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