Another Great Show

Well last weekends show was great fun and I think everybody enjoyed it.  Over the next few weeks we will get some photos up on this site but for now here is a video taken by Keith Tucker who visited on Sunday.

So for now I just want to say thanks to all the visitors, exhibitors, traders and members of my club who worked the show, and Keith for the video.

One More Show Update

Stand 12 was originally meant to be ‘Horsethief Bridge’ as advertised however due to unforeseen circumstances this layout will not be able to attend this year.  The good news is ‘Gilkicker Loop’ has kindly stepped in to bring you another US N Scale layout.

We are hoping ‘Horsethief Bridge’ will be able to come next year.

Last Minuet Show Updated

As often happens there are always a few last minuet changes from the initial plans.  Sadly this year B&H Enterprises can not attend our show but the good news is K&P models are now coming to fill the space.

And we have another layout to add to the list; Morella. This 009 Scale layout brings the total number of visiting layouts up to 15.  Plus we have our own layout under construction, Poole, and our kids layout as well.

So with the 5th of November rapidly approaching its full steal ahead for the 2017 Exhibition!

Layouts, Trade and Demos for the Show

With our annual show coming up in November we have been busy sorting out all the stuff which makes it great.  And this year we can confirm, the show will be attended by the following layouts:

Aire Main Yard – EM Gauge
Bottle Kiln Lane – 009 Scale
Itchen End Goods Dept – O Gauge
Horsethief Bridge –  N Scale
Lulworth Castle – OO Gauge
Mallingford – N Gauge
North Ealing –  TT Gauge
Parkstone Goods – O Gauge
Poole (Club Layout) – OO
Rosedale – O Gauge
Shad Dock – OO Gauge
Whitecross Street – OO Gauge
Wiveliscombe – OO Gauge
U-Shunt – O Gauge
Zevendaal – HO Scale
And dont forget our kids layout where everyone can have a go!

And we will also be supported by trade stands from:
BH Enterprises
Ian Shave
Model Railway Solutions
RailRoom Electronics
R&T Model Railways
Ray Heard

Demonstrations and displays will also be provided by:

Andy May – West Australian Railway Narrow Gauge Kit & Scratch Building
DCC & Computer Control – Test out different DCC Systems and see computer control in action.
The Slim Gauge Society – US Narrow Gauge Kit & Scratch Building
The Swanage Railway

So hopefully you will be able to join us in the 5th of November 2017 for what is shaping up to be another great exhibition.

The Best in the Show

Last week was our annual exhibition and it was a great success.  We had a lots of layouts in all the popular scales and over the next few weeks we will be compiling all our photos and sharing them on this site.  But for now we just wanted to say congratulations to Colin Lockyer who is the builder of ‘Pine Road’.  This layout won the the ‘Barry Peacock’ award for best layout in the show by public voting.


Colin, on the left, was presented the award by our Chairman at the end of the show and we think he was very please to receive it.

So well done to Colin, photos of the layout will be available soon.

Getting to the Show

If you are planning on coming to our exhibition this Sunday dont forget the road works on Gravel Hill.  The road passed the school is actually open and wont affect you if your coming from Poole.  If you are coming from Wimborne there is a diversion in place.

For small vehicles you can use Arrowsmith Road as shown below.


Bigger vehicles may want to follow the diversion singes taking you on the route below.


We hope to see you on Sunday for a great exhibition.

Ian Saul’s new Bridge

Ian Saul’s layout, Anywhere & Anything, has recently had a new structure added.  Ian has built. from just cardboard, a large four track main line bridge and he brought to the club house for us all to see.



Ian, seen in the picture below, has now installed this bridge in his home layout and helpfully we will have some photos of that to share.


A Spring Tidy Up

Now the weather is getting better its time to have a bit of a spring clean and we have started with giving the club room a bit of a tidy.

As well as our N Scale and OO layouts which are now taking shape the HOn3 layout, Gruffalo Springs, has been undergoing a lot of work and now has a full backdrop and lighting frame.

Gruffalo Springs will be making its first public appearance at this years show on the 6th of November.  To find out more about the show please go to the exhibitions page.

Alternatively if you would like to see our layouts first hand and think you wold like to be involved please drop us a line via the contacts page.

Roger Bray

It is with deep sadness we have to inform members and friends of the PDMRS that on Sunday the 28th of February Roger passed away.

Information regarding his funeral, on Wednesday the 9th of March, are available upon request from the Committee.