Society Information  

The Society:

Founded in 1948 and is one of the longest established Model Railway Clubs in the country. It can claim a continuous history of a strong and enthusiastic membership with an open door policy of welcoming anyone interested in the construction and operation of model railways. For more details of the history of the club see the history section. Currently club layouts range from 'N' gauge through to 'O' gauge via 'TT', 'OO' and 'EM' , including a narrow gauge interest.

The Aims of the Society:

To foster interest in the construction, operation and exhibition of model railways and wherever possible, to provide facilities to achieve these aims. Additionally we try to provide an open forum for the exchange of information, ideas and opinions amongst our members on all aspects of model and prototype railways. Over the years the Society has sustained a membership in the region of fifty people from Hull and the surrounding area, a sure indication of the Society's popularity.

Membership:

Senior membership available to adults (over 18years old), who have an active interest in model railways.

Junior members (12 years to 18 years, please note that persons under 16 must be sponsored and accompanied, by a senior member, who must be a parent or legal guardian). A reduced subscription rate is available for junior members.

All applications for membership are subject to approval by the committee.

What does Society Membership Cost?

A committee elected each year at the AGM, in May, manages the Society. This committee is charged with ensuring the effective and efficient use of the Society's resources during its year in office. Income is received from members by an annual subscription (50 per annum for the Society's year of 2017/2018; Junior members £16) and a weekly subscription (currently £2 per week; Junior members £1), payable on the first occasion in any week on which a member uses the premises. There is a special rate for Country members, (those living over 50 miles from the clubrooms) please contact us for details. The money so raised pays the rent on the premises and funds the Society's model railway layouts.

Facilities:

The clubrooms are in the Walton Street Leisure Centre, Goathland Close, off Walton Street, Hull. HU3 6JB.See map below. Here we provide facilities primarily for the construction and operation of the Society's layouts. In a variety of scale and gauges. Details are given on the 'Club Layouts' and 'Being Built' pages. We also have an ever-expanding reference library of model and prototype railway titles with a space for members to meet and chat. We also have a small kitchen area and seating space, for tea, coffee and soft drinks plus a range of chocolate snacks. We meet every Thursday from about 7.00pm. Plus a small number of members meet on a Monday for the serious construction of the layouts. Other evenings are sometimes arranged, especially near the time for our annual show. Details of which are given on our Hull Show page.

How to Join:

Simply come along to one of our meetings on a Thursday evening and see what we do and meet the members of the Society, if you like what you see then ask for an application form from our membership secretary Keith Wriglesworth . We try to satisfy the modelling needs of all the membership, all of the time. As one of our Honorary Vice-President's remarked. "A tough aim indeed". But one we will try to achieve.

If you are in the fair city of Kingston upon Hull of a Thursday evening and would like to see what we have to offer, you will be made more than welcome at the clubrooms.

club location

 

Page updated 26/05/2017