Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society

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Information on this page was last updated on 22/04/2018

Blackburn and East Lancashire Model Railway Society is a model railway society based near Oswaldtwistle Mills. The group exists to promote and facilitate model railway engineering and holds an annual exhibition in Blackburn each October.

Established in 1965, the Society held its first show in October of that year. Shows continued in Blackburn’s King George’s Hall complex until 2010 when we moved to our present location at the Hyndburn Leisure Centre.

The Society has built many layouts over the years, including “Wilpshire’ and ‘Holmfirth’ which were well known on the exhibition circuit.

Our cuurent layouts have won many trophies at shows throughout the country in recent years. Some of our member’s layouts have been exhibited throughout Europe. We have an active membership working on these at our evening meetings every Tuesday – 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

In 2011 we moved to our present headquarters in the Business Centre of Oswaldtwistle Mills. This has given space to have all our layouts in operation.

Access to our library of over 1000 books is also a great part of being a member of our Society.

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