Its a Matter of Scale

The Scale or Gauge of is or should be one of a modellers main considerations when thinking about investing in the hobby.  True there are other things to think about; like location, time period and even things like method of control. But the gauge that you as a modeller choose will generally dictate the size …

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Is it a Train Set?

So what is the difference between a train set and a model railway layout? Very little to be honest and to be clear there is nothing wrong with a train set, but there are some differences and if the interest is there a train set can evolve into a layout. A Train Set A train …

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February’s Newsletter!

Yes it’s that time again. In this months edition there is a large spread given over to layouts attending the show, so if you have looked at the pictures on the site, this should add flavour and background of these wonderful layouts. If Maglev trains interest you there is an article on these trains. Also there …

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2016 Exhibition Video on YouTube

David from BearTownTV has took this video at our Exhibition last year. Great video, thanks David.  

Macclesfield Central

Macclesfield Central is our “n gauge” layout and last week I got some pictures of the recent progress of this layout. Some real progress. Thanks to Alek for all the hard work here, it’s looking great.

January’s Newsletter

Januarys newsletter is now available for download here. In this months issue you will find: Round the Bend and Getting Curvy with a Backscene ‘Ere! Where’s the Chimney Gorn? ….. A Pre-loved Station 10 Looking into the Future Plus the usual japes and club news.  

GWR Pannier tanks on Sutton Hilltop

We had a couple of GWR pannier tank engines pulling some coaches on the layout.  It’s always good to see trains running on a layout, Sutton Hilltop is out large OO layout.  I managed to get a shot of GWR Pannier 2759 flying down the express line and bypassing Sutton Hilltop altogether! Club members can …

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Exhibition News; Sutton Central

I mentioned Sutton Central back in December (seems such a long time ago!). Well work is currently taking place on the layout and it is taking shape. So what is so special about this layout?  Well It will be being ran as one of the Exhibition layouts at our exhibition in March but unlike all …

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Happy New Year

Well there it is, already the 3rd of January!  Macclesfield Model Railway Group sends best wishes for 2017 and hope that this year is a prosperous one. Time if you wish, for resolutions. I for one, fully intend to build a layout this year and you’d think with 12 months I might even do it! …

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A Couple More Layouts for the Exhibition

We have two layouts to announce for the Exhibition.  But sorry I’m going to discuss three. Firstly Beech Mount:  Built by Ross, one of the club members, he will be exhibiting his new layout at the Exhibition in March.  He is working on it but progress has been good; Ross has achieved more two years …

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