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Model railways in solihull
Solihull Model Railway Circle - The Manor House, Solihull

Painting above show The Manor House in 1951 under renovation, before becoming used by Solihull clubs including Solihull Model Railway.

Club Premises
Initially, we believe that members met at each other's houses, changing by December 1952 to the Manor House, High Street, Solihull at 7:30pm on alternate Thursday evenings.

By July 1965 the club was meeting at the premises of R. W. Mewett at Norton Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, Warwickshire.

Soon after this, the club moved to Colebrook Boys' Club, Colebrook Road, Shirley.

Between about 1976 and 1979, the club moved to the scout hut at the rear of Tidbury Green School, Dickens Heath Road, Tidbury Green. At some time after this move, the regular club night changed from Thursday to Tuesday as the scouts started to meet on Thursday nights. After the scouts left, the hut was shared with a Tidbury Green dancing class. The club moved when a Birmingham theatre group took over the whole hut to store their stage props.

During late 1987 the SMRC moved to the hut of the 233rd Birmingham Sea Scout Group, off Robin Hood Lane, Hall Green. In early July 2005 we were given a month's notice that the land the hut was built on was to be sold as the Scouts were ending their activities there due to declining numbers and moving to the nearby Scout hut on Highfield Road, Hall Green.

On the morning of Sunday the 8th of August 2005, we moved to the larger former premises of the 3rd Solihull St. Mary's Scouts on Hob's Meadow road, Olton, Solihull, shared with the Solihull 'G' Gauge Group. The hut is next to the site of the moated manor house in Hob's Moat woods, believed to have been built in the 13th century to replace the old manor of Ulverlei by William de Odingsells, the nephew and heir of the probable founder of Solihull, Baron John de Limesi.


Club Activities  

SMRC Events:Diary

Our Next Exhibition:

2024 SMRC Exhibition

Future Exhibitions:

2025 SMRC Exhibition


The Great Central Model Railway Event

Dean Forest Railway
- 1960's Mixed Traction Weekend

Chernet Valley Railway, Model Railway and Classic Car Event

The Great Gathering (A4's)
- National Railway Museum, York

Chinner & Risborough Open Day
& Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
1940s Weekend

Didcot Railway Centre
& Pendon Museum

Barrow Hill Roundhouse
& Peak Rail

York Railway Museum

Warley MRC Exhibition

Didcot & Pendon Railway Trip

Llangollen Railway Trip

Five set of to the
Severn Valley Railway

Toddington Railway Trip

Didcot Railway Trip

Archive Section:

2024 SMRC Exhibition

2023 SMRC Exhibition

2022 SMRC Exhibition
2022 Exhibition Photos

2021 SMRC Exhibition
2021 Exhibition Photos

2019 SMRC Exhibition
2019 Exhibition Photos

2018 SMRC Exhibition
2018 Exhibition Photos

2017 SMRC Exhibition
2017 Exhibition Photos

2016 SMRC Exhibition
2016 Exhibition Photos

2015 SMRC Exhibition
2015 Exhibition Photos

2014 SMRC Exhibition
2014 Exhibition Photos

2013 SMRC Exhibition
2013 Exhibition Photos
2013 Alan Bell Exhibition Photos
2013 David Tidman Exhibition Photos

2012 SMRC Exhibition
2012 Exhibition Photos
2012 Alan Bell Exhibition Photos
2012 Mike Pointer Exhibition Photos
2012 David Tidman Exhibition Photos

2011 SMRC Exhibition
2011 Exhibition Photos

2010 SMRC Exhibition

2009 SMRC Exhibition

2008 SMRC Exhibition
2008 Exhibition Photos

2007 SMRC Exhibition

2006 SMRC Exhibition

2005 SMRC Exhibition

2004 SMRC Exhibition
2003 SMRC Exhibition

2002 SMRC Exhibtion

2001 SMRC Exhibtion

2000 SMRC Exhibtion

1999 SMRC Exhibtion

1973-1998 SMRC Exhibitions




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