Poor weather put a damper on the May Bank Holiday open day. For those people that came they were able to ride the trains without queuing for very long. The weather did improve over the day with afternoon rides taking place in bright sunshine. Takings were down to about half what we took at Easter but everone seemed to have a good time. Perth Model Railway Group showed another of their superb layouts. This one in N guage was modelled on a fictitous German town called Helmstadt.
Glorious weather on Easter Sunday 2019 greated our first Open Day of the year. Large crowds attended with many families bringing picnics. We nearly beat last May’s record day for rides and money collected. Perth Model Railway Group displayed one of their exhibition layouts which was a great success with children and adults alike. Lets hope the next Open Day on May 26th is as great a success. Watch the video below to find out what happened.
On the 1st April 2019 the Perth & District Model Railway Club joined the Scottish Model Engineering Trust. The club has changed its title to the Perth & District Model Railway Group. Located on the site of the Wester Pickston Railway about 3 miles out of Methven in Perthshire the group are building a new clubroom/workshop beside the Wester Pickston ticket office. The group will continue to run the very successful Perth Model Railway Show at the Dewars Centre on the last weekend in June. The Perth Model Railway Club web site has now been incorporated in the Scottish Model Engineering Trust website which has expanded to include sections for Miniature Road Vehicles and the Perth Model Railway Show. We now have to opportunity to establish a centre for modelling excellence and we look forward to many years of friendly growth and co-operation.