Bentley Model Railway Group - Model Railways

It all started with a layout, Bentley St. John's , which was built with the aid of a grant from the School fund and exhibited in Swindon in the spring of 1976. Things were a bit rough and ready back then (thinking about it I'm not sure they're all that different now). The layout stood on tables "borrowed" from the physics labs (lessons were conducted on the floor for a couple of days), and a certain amount of last minute "finishing off" was required on site. In fact, when the time to leave arrived we had to employ a hacksaw to dismantle the layout.

We started up again as a group of older, but no wiser, school friends who got together now and again to play trains. Since then we've been joined by a few other nutters and have a number of layouts that we show here and there. After going through a bit of a quiet patch we started exhibiting again with layouts such as Pengwynn Crossing , Crompton Fields and Gladstone Road. The major layout to exhibit will be Somerford but the rebuild project seems to be taking forever although just recently we have exhibited a reduced form entitled 'Somerford MPD' and revived version of an old layout Highbridge Road. Whilst the Somerford project lumbers on the increased membership has allowed a few concurrent projects including Tannenbaum, Wartime, and Mandlebury Central. Also plans are underway for our first 'new build' layout for a few years, Vaduz.

Address :
The Model Railway Clubroom
4a The Causeway
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Contact Name
Geoff Endacott
0124 965 7283

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