Keep up to date with the latest happenings at the club
27/01/24 Club Visit to Exeter Junction Model Railway Club An intrepid band of cub members made the trip up to Okehampton today to visit our friends at Exeter Junction Model Railway Club where they had a great time. The photo below shows just a portion of the EJMRC layout plus follow this linkfor a short video clip from the visit.
15/01/24Visit to Scale Model Scenery A group of club members enjoyed a visit to the shop and workshops of our friends at Scale Model Scenery near Truro last weekend. Scale Model Scenery produce a range of scenic kits in a variety of scales. Visit their website at www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk Pictured below is one of the dioramas on display in their showroom depicting just a few of their scenic items.
02/01/24May Exhibition 2024 We can now confirm the dates for our next exhibition at Hayle Day Care Centre in May. The event will be held over the weekend on Saturday/Sunday May 18th & 19th. Further details will appear on ourExhibitions Pageas and when we have more information.
The image below is from our November 2023 Exhibition
07/12/23 Club Christmas Meal Many of our club members enjoyed a lovely Christmas meal last evening at The Shire public house near Camborne. Many thanks to the pub staff who produced a superb range of meals and helped to make it a very special occasion.
30/11/23May Exhibition 2024 - Dates Announced Our next exhibition at Hayle Day Care Centre will be over the weekend of May 18th and 19th 2024. We'll be working hard to arrange for some super layouts and a good selection of traders for you. More details will be available in the new year.
20/11/23November Exhibition - A Great Two Day Event What a wonderful two days we had at our November exhibition at Hayle Day Care Centre. The event was a tremendous success. Full details on our Exhibitions Page
06/11/23Upcoming Exhibition Only a few days now until our Exhibition at Hayle Day Care Centre on 18th and 19th November where you will be able to see a fabulous range of layouts including the one shown below. Full details can be found on ourExhibition Page
23/10/23November Exhibition Our next exhibition at Hayle Day Care Centre on 18th/19th November 2023 is getting ever closer Visit our Exhibitions Page for more details.
22/09/23Layout to be featured in Railway Modeller Magazine Our Chairman, Wayne Sharrocks will feature in the upcoming issue of Railway Modeller with his 00 Gauge China Clay based layout. Keep your eyes open for when the magazine hits the newstands.
17/08/23Bude Model Railway Exhibition - Sat August 26th Club member Joe Williams will be representing our club at the one day Bude Model Railway exhibition on Saturday August 26th with his O Gauge layout Tren-an-Kist. If you are in the area why not drop in to say hello. Full details below :
09/08/23November Exhibition 2023 Plans are now well underway for our second exhibition of 2023 to be held over the weekend of 18th/19th November. More details can be found on our Exhibitions Page.
29/06/23Visitors from Sweden It was really great to receive a visit from Erik Lindsten and his son Ossian on 28th June. . The pair, from Sweden, are holidaying in the UK and chose to visit our club after finding us on this website. The picture shows Erik and Ossian with Club Chairman Wayne Sharrocks.
15/06/23Chairman's Layout Featured in Model Rail Magazine We are very pleased to announce that our Chairman (Wayne Sharrocks) had his superb 00 layout Wheal Penbasset featured in the recent issue of Model Rail Magazine. I'm sure we are all very happy to say "Very well done and well deserved Wayne". The magazine article is featured below courtesy Chris Nevard Photography and Model Rail Magazine.
15/05/23Exhibition Success Our exhibition over the weekend of 13th/14th May held at Hayle Day Care Centre was an enormous success. Visit our Exhibitions Page to see a selection of photographs from the event.
04/05/23 Our Exhibition draws ever nearer Not long to wait until our first exhibition of the year over the weekend of May 13th/14th. The layouts (16 of them) are booked. Traders are booked. Pasties and bacon ordered (along with all the other essential provisions). People are baking cakes (or at least are buying them). Advertising banners are nearly ready to be put in place. All the essential paperwork and admin has been done. Advertising on social media and in the written press is in full swing. Cash floats are arranged. And much more. S0....pop over to our Exhibitions Page for full details.
25/04/23 Preparations for our May Exhibition are well under way Preparations for our upcoming Exhibition at Hayle Day Care Centre over the weekend of 13th and 14th of May are well advanced. We'll have 16 quality layouts for you to enjoy plus trade support. The venue is fully accessible, refreshments are available and there is ample parking. Full details are available on our Exhibitions Page
18/04/23 Our Club Modular Layout visits local exhibition Our club modular layout was recently exhibited at the Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Show. Here are some of our members all set up and waiting for the exhibition to open :
06/04/23Our Modular Layout will be at Pool Academy in mid April Our 00 Scale Modular layout will be on show at The Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club Exhibition at Pool Academy over the weekend of 15th and 16th April Full details can be found by clickinghere
09/03/23Progress on our Giant Test Loop We are making steady progress with our long awaited test loop/play trains loop largely thanks to new member Brian who has been working hard on this project over the last three weeks. Our plan is for the layout which is approximately 25ft by 10 ft in size to have four running loops. There will be two each in both N and 00 scales with one of each being wired for DC and DCC working. We will leave provision for a possible O gauge loop to be added in the future. The idea is that members and guests can bring along their locomotives/stock for a good old run around on what will be a large circuit allowing long trains. The baseboards, see photo below, are nearing completion so we hope to start track laying in the near future.
06/02/23May Exhibition - Plans are progressing steadily We are making steady progress with planning our May Exhibition for 2023. Full details of exhibitors and traders will be announced soon but in the meantime, here's a sneak preview of our exhibition poster :
16/01/23Layouts progressing well We continue to make steady progress with the various layouts at the club, We have around 15 in total of varying sizes in in scales O, 00 and N. Below is a photo of the latest N gauge layout currently under construction but you can Click HERE to be re-directed to our Club Layouts page where you can view more photographs of our various projects..
07/12/22 November Exhibition 2023 Dates confirmed Our second exhibition of 2023 will be held in November rather than in August as has been the case in the past. The dates are now confirmed as Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November. Please visit ourExhibitions Pagefor further information.
02/12/22May Exhibition 2023 - Dates now confirmed Our next exhibition will be held over the weekend of May 13th/14th 2023 at Hayle Day Care Centre. Full details are currently being finalised but further details can be found on our Exhibitions Page
01/11/22 Modular Layout makes its exhibition debut One of the ongoing projects at the club is the development of a series of individual 00 scale modules (each one built by a different club member) that link together to produce a single end to end layout. The layout is making excellent progress. So much so that it made its debut at the recent Cornwall O Gauge Guild Exhibition at Carn Brea Leisure Centre. The picture below is of one of the modules plus you can click here to view a short video of the modular project under construction.
18/10/22Our Exclusive Wagons now available to order on line Good news. Our range of exclusive wagons (see news item dated 30/8/22 below) are now available to order direct from our good friends at the Wagon Yard. The initial batch of some 70 wagons sold out at our August 22 Exhibition but The Wagon Yard have kindly agreed to sell further examples direct from their own website. Clickhere for full details of how you can order. (Our wagons are at the bottom of a fairly long list so you may have to scroll down to them). The wagons are available in both 00 and N scales and consist of gunpowder vans with Hayle Railway Modellers branding and mineral wagons with Harveys of Hayle branding. Here's a photo of the wagons (these are the N scale samples).
06/10/22Our Latest Projects Our Modular 00 Gauge project (whereby members each build a 4ft X 2ft module which joins to the next module) is nearing completion and will make its exhibition debut at the Cornwall O Gauge Group Exhibition at Carn Brea Leisure Centre on Sunday 31st October . Full detailshere.
In addition, following on from some major tidying work in our club rooms and the rearrangement of some of our layouts, work has started on an exciting new project. We'll be building a large (36ft x 8ft) roundy roundy layout to be called Five Trees. It will simply consist of 4 loops (2 in N Gauge and one each in 00 and O) and be wired for both DC and DCC operation. The idea being that members will be able to run long trains in any of the major scales. Further details as the scheme progresses over the coming weeks.
30/08/22Exclusive Wagons Our long awaited wagons produced by our good friends at The Wagon Yard have arrived. Launched and offered for sale at our August Exhibition, the initial batch of nearly 70 have virtually sold out. We have 2 wagons available featuring a Gunpowder Wagon in the livery of Hayle Railway Modellers and a 20T Mineral Wagon in the livery of Harvey & Co of Hayle. Both wagons are available in both 00 and N scales. Click the play button on the logo below for full details. We are currently in negotiation with The Wagon Yard for a second batch of wagons. Full details to follow very soon. In the meantime, we have a VERY small number of wagons from batch one still available. If you are interested in one please use our Contact UsPage to send us a message.
30/08/22 Mining Engine House Models
At our August Exhibition we welcomed a local company called Trenit's Cornish Engine Houses as one of our traders. This is a fledgling local company selling engine houses in 00 and N scales. They would very much suit local layouts so if you are interested please contact Louise by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A few photographs below :
29/08/22 August Bank Holiday Exhibition Our latest Exhibition was held over the weekend of 27th and 28th August 2022and proved to be hugely successful. Visit our Exhibitions page for a full review.
17/06/22 Special Edition Wagons
We have now received the first proofs for our range of specially commissioned wagons in conjunction with our good friends at the Wagon Yard. The wagons (20T Mineral and Gunpowder Vans) will be available in both 00 and N Scales and will represent Harvey & Co of Hayle and our own club (Hayle Railway Modellers). Keep an eye on this website and our social media platforms for news of prices and availability. Below is an illustration of the initial artwork.
27/05/22 Club Access
As of Wednesday 25th May we can confirm that all members now have full access the club rooms 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
26/05/22Hayle Railway Modellers - August Exhibition 2022
We are really pleased to announce that our August Exhibition will be held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August. See our Exhibitions Page for full details.
18/05/22Launceston Model Railway Show
Just a heads up re the one day Launceston Model Railway Club Open Day to be held at St Stephen's Church Hall in Launceston on Saturday 21st May (10-4). Our Secretary will be there with his Perranwell Station layout
16/05/22Model Railway Show a great success
We are so pleased to be able to report that the very first model railway exhibition to be staged by our club since Covid restrictions were relaxed was a huge success. Visit our Exhibitionspage for a full review.
01/05/22Model Railway Show in Hayle
Our Model Railway Show at Hayle Day Care Centre is coming up soon (14th & 15th May). Visit our Exhibitions Page for Full Details.
01/04/22 Exclusive Wagons in 00 and N
We are in the process of arranging, in conjunction with a company called The Wagon Yard (www.thewagonyard.co.uk), a specially commissioned set of exclusively liveried wagons in 00 and N scales. The first wagon, a 21Ton Mineral Open Wagon, will bear the name of Hayle's renowned engineering company Harvey's of Hayle. The second wagon, a gunpowder box van, will bear the club's own name of Hayle Railway Modellers (HRM). These wagons will only be available via Hayle Railway Modellers with full details regarding purchase price and availability to be announced just as soon as we have it. We'll post pictures once we have received the first decorated samples in the next few weeks. Keep an eye on this website or our Facebook Page (Social Media) for further news. We hope to be able to announce similar wagons in O Gauge within the next six months.
02/03/22 Wheal Penbasset to feature in Model Rail Magazine
Great News - Wheal Penbasset an 00 layout created by Club Chairman Wayne Sharrocks is to be featured in a future issue of Model Rail Magazine. Coincidentally Wheal Penbasset is our Layout of the Month for March so why not pop over to the Layout of the Month page to see photographs and a short video. Details as to which issue of Model Rail will feature Wayne's fabulous layout will be revealed here at a future date.
23/02/22 Covid Regulations Update
In line with the latest government guidance regarding Covid regulations, we no longer require members to provide proof of a negative lateral flow test or to wear a mask when attending the club rooms. We would, however, recommend that anyone experiencing symptoms stay away from the club in order to protect others.
11/02/22 EXHIBITION - MAY 2022
Great News. We will be staging our first exhibition for almost two years over the weekend of May 14th/15th 2022 at Hayle Day Care Centre. For full details head over to ourExhibitionspage.
04/02/22 Changes to Lyskerris (N Gauge)
In order to improve running several points have been removed from a corner of Lyskerris (one of our N gauge layouts). Effectively this leaves a disused area with tracks still in situ. The scenery in that area will be modified in the next week or so. Before and after photos below :
01/02/22 An update on one of the most recent layouts to be started at the club
This is part of the layout currently being constructed by Club Treasurer Steve Miller. As yet un-named, it will be a representation of a fictional Welsh coastal branch line scene in O Scale. Measuring a whopping 29ft by 2ft it will be one of the largest layouts at the club. It's certainly looking impressive so far so we look forward to seeing it develop over the coming months.