In the late summer of 1989 a group of people meet to see if a Model Railway Club could be formed in the town under the guidance of the late Archie Allan and Gilbert Hutcheson. Archie had a wide experience of Model Railways having been in a number of Clubs over the years, Gilbert was an excellent woodworker. The two had met in the ‘’Modellers Club’’ and so the idea of a Club was formed.
A meeting was called in the old ‘’Clyde Street Centre’’ and at the first meeting was a good turn out of young and old.
The club was formed. A senior and a junior section and Clyde Street was to be our home for a good few years.
The first layout was built under the watchful eye of Gilbert and Mike Lovell. ‘’Triero’’ - Trial and error!
Through Mike we joined Association of Model Railway Societies of Scotland (AMRSS). This gained us entry into Model Rail and allowed our Club entry in the Model Rail Show Circuit in Scotland.
Since our first layout we have built Seaforth then Craigendoran, our spectacular model of the old pier and surrounding area.
Unfortunately the Council closed the ‘Clyde Street Centre’’ and we moved to a caravan for a couple of years. ‘’Thomas the Tank’’ was built mainly for the Junior Members. Despite a lack of space this kept us going until bigger premises were found. We then moved into a lockup garage, for another couple of years.
Then by chance an old Joiners Workshop was found and the owner agreed suitable terms. We moved in and have expanded since that point.