Macclesfield Model Railway Exhibition Sneaky Peek

Its now only 10 days until our 2018 Exhibition.

If you can’t wait until then, feast you eyes on these:

Download our Exhibition Guide

Now available for download is our 2018 exhibition!

Macc Exhibition 2018 Guide

Later this week we will be sharing some pictures of the layouts that are attending.

February 2018 Newsletter

Hi Folks

Your February Newsletter is now available to download. This month it not only contains lots more information about the show, the final instalment of RM 467’s history and details of our FREE show bus service, it also has Udo’s take on building cobbled streets, Vic’s cheap and easy way to monitor loco performance ‘on the go’ and much, much more. As ever, we hope you enjoy the read. Simply ‘click’ the button to download …….CLICK TO DOWNLOAD 

Macclesfield Model Railway Group Exhibition 2018

On the 10th and 11th of March, MMRG will be hosting our annual Model Railway Exhibition at Tytherington School.

Opening times:

Saturday 10th March     10am – 5pm
Sunday 11th March        10am – 4.30pm

Admission for adults is just £6 and accompanied children under 16 are FREE!

There’s also a free vintage bus service to and from the exhibition not to be missed by any motor enthusiast!

Free parking is available on-site at the school. The address for your sat-nav and map readers:

Tytherington School
Manchester Road
SK10 2EE


January’s Newsletter

Hi, I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Our January newsletter is now available.

If you’d like a copy direct into your inbox, please feel free subscribe to our mailing list using the form on the left side bar (or at below the comments box if viewing on a mobile device or a small window). This ensures you have a copy before we publish it on line!


Route Master 467; an ex London bus which will running a service between Macclesfield Railway Station and Tytherington School on the 10th and 11th of March during our 2018 Model Railway Exhibition. In this months issue you will find:

  • RM 467 and our Exhibition this year
  • The Route Master Story Pt1: A history of the Route Master, probably one of the longest serving busses in the world (RM 467 was in service from 1960 until 2004).
  • RM 467’s CV; a closer look at the service history of “our bus”

Other articles include:

  • Heads Up! It’s on Its Way; Some information on the Exhibition.
  • Double Header at Uppermill; Ken shares one of his photos of Uppermill in Saddleworth.
  • A Personal View of Modelling; Surfs up! Some special modelling.
  • The Brockenbahn; Dominics’ adventures in Germany early last year.
  • Penny Project: Buying Secondhand; Mikes guide to buying secondhand.
  • Pounds or Dollars for a Bargain; Mikes interest in American narrow gauge has him investigating buying direct from the states.

Decembers Newsletter


Well into December and here it is, Decembers newsletter. A very busy issue, thanks Mike for a fantastic effort.

December 2017 Newsletter

  • Purgatory Peak at Hazel Grove
  • Dominic continues his ‘Colorado Adventure’ with a visit to the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
  • Something for the kids – some activities for the younger readers!
  • Rumblings from the London Underground – A list of actual announcements that London Tube train
    drivers have made to their passengers…
  • I’m watching you Santa – Mike has had enough and this year he is getting the help of NORAD so he can put Santa straight.
  • Mike visits Spalding with Shauns layout,  Wolfe Lowe.
  • Mikes tribute to 7mm Narrow Gauge modeller; David Butler who recently pass away.
  • Santa visits Macclesfield, well Macclesfield in 2mm to the foot any how.
  • Tornado visits the East Lancs Railway, Tornado is ten next year and is the first Steam locomotive to be capable of hauling express passenger trains since Steam since 1968. the time table for the ELR is in the newsletter and there might, just might be some seats left.

So please enjoy this Decembers offering from Macclesfield Model Railway group, have a merry Christmas and prosperous new year!

Novembers Newsletter!


Our November newsletter is now available to download:

November 2017 Newsletter

In this months issue you will find:

  • “The 0N30 Group Searched For The Pies” Purgatory Peak visits Wigan.
  • “The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad”; Dominic’s grand tour of America visits another high altitude narrow gauge railway. Both terminus are over 7,800ft with the high point being 10,015ft!
  • “Do Model Buildings Have to be Boring?”. I think the answer is no definitely not, as Alek comments, a gallery of some beautiful examples of railway and scenic modelling.
  • “Paignton Model Shop Theft”. Recently Paignton Model Shop was broken into and a lot of stock was stolen. Mike makes some excellent comments and we at MaccMRG hope that Susan and Richard manage to recover the stock and wish them well through what must be a difficult time.

I hope you enjoy this issue and remember if you like this please see our other issues here:

Exhibition news: Free Classic Bus service on both days!

Some great news for our March exhibition.

On both days there is going to be classic bus scheduled service which will be running from Macclesfield Railway Station to Tytherington School and back.


Octobers Newsletter!

Hello again.

Octobers issue is now online here:

October 2017 Newsletter

In this months issue, you will find:

  • “Penny Project” – Paper Mache; Udo gives a tutorial on how to create this cheap alternative to “plaster and bandages” for landscaping your layout.
  • Three Members Found Legless in Bakewell; Sutton Hilltop (our 00 layout), recently visited Bakewell for the Chesterfield MRG show.  Alan and Tony give their account of the weekend and how they ended up literally legless!
  • The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad; Dominic visits this wonderful museum. Incidentally at 6512ft is higher than anywhere in the UK. If you’re in the UK you’d like a closer to home fix for American narrow gauge, Purgatory Peak is at the Hazel Grove Exhibition on the 28th and 29th October.
  • Some Facts From The Early Days of Railways; Mike supplies some trivia from the early days of railways.
  • ‘Wolfe Lowe’ Goes to Telford; Mike was asked to help with the operation of Wolfe Lowe at Telford.
  • Also in this issue there is;
    • Useful Tip 1 – Making Your Own Paper Mache Stirrer.
    • Useful Tip 2 – A ‘Power Stirrer’ for Those Pesky Little Paint Pots.
    • A Guide to Model Railway Scales and Gauges.

I hope you enjoy this issue and remember if you like this please see our other issues here:


September 2017 Newsletter is now available to download.

Hi.  September already and our newsletter is now available for download:

September 2017 Newsletter

If you like this and want more please look here for back-issues.

In this month you will find:

  • How to get standard gauge freight cars on narrow gauge tracks:
    • A great article from Udo showing how the narrow Gauge railways of Germany and Switzerland got around having to move goods between wagons at exchange yards by using this ingenious system.
  •  A journey not to be missed- Worth Double:
    • Looking back to 1961, Vic remembers the trip to Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge. Worth double meaning cheap at twice the price!
  • Peak Forest in a Cellar (part 2)
    • Dave continues on with showing us his fantastic layout.  I’m particularly impressed with how he created his Ballast and wagon loads, though I think I’ll keep buying mine.
  • Wolfe Lowe travels to Perth:
    • Wolfe Lowe recently went to the Perth Model Railway Exhibition.  Shaun gives us the lowdown on the weekend.
  • The Georgetown Loop Railroad:
    • While on holiday in America, Dominic visited this amazing railway, quite a feat of engineering.