The club was formed back in the frozen mists of time, well the 1960's really. If you run, build or are just inquisitive about the world of model railways then you've found a home here. Most of our members were once young and didn't know better, now they are older...but still no wiser! We are a small club, but are always keen to welcome like minded people. We don't take ourselves too seriously!!
Our latest 7mm layout Frecclesham is now on the exhibition circuit. Frecclesham is based on the Southern Railway practice and loosely based on a prototype location. It appeared in the Railway Modeller 2014 Sept edition. Pictures from the photo shoot can be found on the "Frecclesham RM 2014" page.
© Railway Modeller 2014
The above is a view of the Goods Shed and Station from Frecclesham.
We are currently building a new P4 layout based on the location of Little Mill Junction. This is a departure for the club to actually reproduce a real area. Little Mill Junction is just outside Pontypool. There are further details of this on our LMJ page.
The club meets at Shaftesbury Community Centre in Evans Street, Newport, NP20 5LD. Club nights are on Tuesdays and Fridays from about 7:30 onwards. If you are going to call in its best to contact us first.
Club membership is split into two types, full and country. Full membership is seventy five pounds per year and country membership - for those who can't make it every week, but visit once a month - is twenty five pounds per annum. Membership is renewable every February.
Easy parking is available, as are tea, coffee and biscuits.
If you're coming to the Club by train or foot, here's how to get there from the railway station:
Leave the station at the southern side (city centre), turn left into Queensway. Just before you get to the old station building (now the Information Station) cross the road, turn left and immediately right into the old Station Approach.
At this point you will be favoured with a view of a 25' long low-relief brick sculpture of Newport Castle (the GWR 4-6-0, not the Norman fortification). Continue eastward in High Street towards the Old Castle roundabout. Take the pedestrian walkway under the roundabout. Here you will see a mosaic mural depicting scenes form the Monmouthshire Railway. Turn left, northwards passing Newport Castle (the Norman fortification, not the GWR 4-6-0) and then under the South Wales Railway mainline.
Continue northwards over the footbridge for about 400 yards alongside the B4591 (see the map above) and just before you reach Vanilla Spice (a large stone-built Indian Restaurant) turn 90 degrees right into Evans Street. The Shaftesbury Community Centre is about 100 yards further on the left.