Page under development (started 1st June 2009)

Heanor Model Railway Club      (est. 19??)

Web page

Club Room in Butterley Station Yard 


Confirmed opening Dates 2012

26th, 27th May  - Midland Railway Center's Diesel Weekend  (Great weekend !)

14th, 15th July Narrow Gauge / Garden Railway weekend

18th, 19th August Railex Model Railway Event

Room may be open other weekends obviously in the year.

(one member actually flys over from Melbourne Australia to operate !)


To advertise & promote the local model railways skills of a small dedicated band of enthusiasts.

Now based in the M.R.C. Butterley Goods Yard, in Ripley, Derbyshire.

Meeting night Fridays after 19.00 hours till 22.00 hrs ish.

Running nights of 00 gauge models 1st Friday of each month.

Running & testing of 7 mm fine scale locomotives on the current modelling project.

Interested ? We are a friendly team of mixed ages & skills.

New members are welcome !

help,  advice & encouragement for your modelling ambitions from equally minded modellers who all needed help in this hobby

The layouts operate for the public on special events days of the   Midland Railway Centre.

Subject to members availability.   Now these days will be given here when arranged..



At present the club has 2 layouts.

1, at '00 gauge layout' for the operation of members rolling stock. period general BR from the 1960s but can & will run up to modern day stock if members wish.

2, Under construction is a 7 mm fine scale layout to help promote the premier gauge with our members & learn new skills.

Skills from members are not just the model railway but electrics , scenery, painting combining  in an exhibition standard model railway. (well you can judge this) 

The club several years ago attended many local exhibitions with their fine work but now these layouts are permanently based at Butterley.

The layouts are built for our enjoyment & that of the public on our open days promoting this fine hobby.

So if visiting the Midland Railway Centre & we have our door open please drop in & view our work. (The guard dog at the door, is not always present)

       Interested or comments, please contact at present me via e mail.



    .         Heljan Hymek                                                       Bachmann factory painted class 03

Two locos on the 0 gauge layout at an public open day   (above)



FIA's 10001 on a West Coast test run.                              Station scene                       .

Both on the 00 gauge layout             


Again - To Find us !

We are based at the Midland Railway Centre - Butterley Station yard.

Walk along the platform towards & under the main road bridge.

Turn right at the platform end & we along with the Garden Railway are just in front of you.


Recent 'Modern Image 00 running day..