The New Club OO Layout


The scenery for the new OO layout is progressing well now thanks to several members volunteering their help, it is beginning to take shape. There is still a lot of hard work to go into the project before it will be finished.

The 2017 Show

The preparations for the 2017 show are progressing very well and at the moment we could be looking at an even better show than we had last year, and that one was great. We will keep you updated as the time draws nearer.

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.