The preview of the new Murphy’s Models CIE Class 121 locomotive was shown in the club on Wednesday 3rd July. The unmotorised prototype drew plenty of praise from members. It is hoped to have production models available by the end of October in time for the clubs biennial show. Click on header to see photos below.
July 2019 marks ten years since the Adavoyle Junction layout arrived in the South Dublin club rooms. To mark the occasion the club held an open day for invited guests on Saturday 22nd June. The day was a great success with not only Adavoyle but four other layouts in operation.
2018 was one of the most successful years for the club on the national exhibition circuit. At the Wexford MRC show in April the club won the Michael Curran Memorial Award for the Best OO Scale Layout with Rosslare Strand. It also won the award for the Best Scenery. Later that month the new Kildare Station layout won the award for the Best Irish Layout at the North Down MRC show in Bangor. At the Erne MRC show in Enniskillen…
The biennial model railways and hobbies exhibition run by the South Dublin Model Railway club will be held in Blackrock College, South Dublin on the 26th to the 28th of October. The exhibition is being sponsored by Irish Railway Models. The exhibition will be open each day from 11am to 5pm. Access is from Cross Avenue which runs between Booterstown Avenue and Mount Merrion Avenue.
The club will exhibit at a total of eight exhibitions this year. Already completed are the Wexford MRC and North Down MRC shows where the club won a number of awards. Future shows are in Bangor (NI), Belfast, Enniskillen, Tullamore, Dublin and Cultra (Belfast). Dates can be found in our events calendar.
Kildare Town, the newest layout of the SDMRC, made its debut exhibition appearance at the North Down MRC show in April where it won the Best Operating Layout award. The layout depicts the station in the modern era with the adjoining infrastructure depot and a detailed and lively local match in the adjoining GAA grounds. Work is continuing on adding further detail to the layout which it is intended to exhibit again at the Friends of Cultra exhibition next November.
Rosslare Strand was exhibited at the Wexford MRC show over the Easter weekend. It attracted a lot of attention and was given two awards; the Michael Curren Memorial Award for the Best OO Gauge Layout and the Best Scenery layout.