About the Thelwall & Grappenhall Model Railway Club

Welcome to the site of the Thelwall and Grappenhall Model Railway Club.


Check out our upcoming events this year!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us on our most recent Open Day!

Spring Open Day April 2022

About the TGMRC

We are a small group of model railway enthusiasts. The club was founded January 31st 2008 by a few like minded enthusiasts; the club is based at the Grappenhall Community Centre on Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 2SG.

The room covers an area 45ft x 12ft and holds the clubs 4 fixed/static layouts. The club is looking for new members – beginners or experts – to help operate and develop the layouts

We hold multiple Open Days and Open Weekends each year, and are available for Schools, Community and Social Groups/Scouts/Girl Guides to arrange a private visit. Family groups and Donations are also welcome

The first two static layouts are in 00 gauge - one analogue and one digital. These are both connected to each other, using an interchange. Our third static layout is an "N" gauge, this circuit as been designed on a continuous circuit with an end to end suburban line. We also have an automated tramway currently under construction, with plans for a 009 layout that has been added with more improvements in the near future.

Visitors are welcome to take their own locos and trains to try them out on the club layouts during open evenings, by appointment.

The work has progressed and all 4 layouts are powered and runnable, as always work is still to be carried out on scenery and landscaping. The skeleton has been built; now we just need to put some meat on it.

We try to carry out any working parties on Saturday afternoons when possible. Thankfully it’s not all work and no play; this is also the time to put the world to rights over a cup of tea.

So if you have the skills or would like to learn a few, or just an evening out with like minded people then please contact one of our members listed within this website, by phone or email.

If you wish to join or for more information, head over to the Contact Us page

Club opening times

Monday 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday 14:00 - 16:00

You can attend as many or as few sessions as you want, it's your choice.