Chatham & District MRC

Chatham & District Model Railway Club was first formed in the early 1950s and moved around quite a lot over the years until establishing itself in the Historic Dockyard Museum, Chatham. The clubroom is around 15 metres square and in a cellar below the famous Ropery. Club nights are Tuesdays and Fridays, from 7.30pm until 10pm or so. Currently, there are three layouts being worked in. First a large 4mm [00] scale continuous run & terminus, second an N gauge American outline exhibition layout and third an 0 gauge circular test track, which is being expanded into an oval exhibition layout.

In addition to the regular club nights when the focus is on the layouts themselves, we also have monthly presentations on a variety of modelling and prototype themes, while there is an annual modelling competition and various social events.

The Club runs a large, annual exhibition every June. Currently, this is in the Medway Park Leisure Centre in Gillingham, which occupies over 30 000 square feet in two halls, with high ceilings, level floors and excellent lighting, ventilation etc. The last few years have seen an average of around 30 layouts, 50 traders and numerous society & demonstrator stands, with a total of around 100 in all. We think this means the Chatham Show is one of the 10 largest in the country.

Road Closures – Sunday 12th June

Please take notice that on Sunday 12th June there is a 10k run starting at 9am and finishing around 10:15am, from our exhibition venue, Medway Park. Brompton Road, Prince Arthur Road and part of Medway Road will be closed for the duration of this run. We expect a...
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Exhibitor List Updated

The exhibitor list for the 2016 show has been updated, with four new exhibitors. Check out the latest list here.
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Society & Demonstration Lists confirmed

The confirmed list of Societies and Demonstrations visiting the Chatham Show 2016 have been announced, check out the Exhibitor List for more details!
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