Hello  and welcome to  the  website of Ayr Model  Railway Group. We are  also  on  facebook (ayrmrgsandgate)  and twitter (@ayrmrg). Our  own  show  will  take  place  on  the weekend  of Saturday  15th  September  and  Sunday 16th September       2018  in the  Citadel  Leisure  Centre, South  Harbour  Street, Ayr KA71JB. Opening  times  are Saturday 10am  to  5pm  and Sunday 10am  to 4pm. Admission prices are Adults £6, Child £4 and Family £12 (2+2).

The following is a list of whats coming to the show so far


Cheltenham Model Centre (www.cheltenhammodelcentre.com)

Squires tools (www.squirestools.com/)

The Junction box (www.thejunctionbox.net)

Pooleys Puffers (http://www.pooleyspuffers.com/)

Durham trains of Stanley (http://durhamtrainsofstanley.co.uk/my_store/)

North Road trains (www.northroadtrains.co.uk/)

Douglas Blades books

Lathalmond models

If there is a particular item you want a trader to bring with them for you to purchase at the show, get in touch with them and they’ll try and help you out.


00 Gauge

Pathhead Our own large 1980s/90s layout. Ayrshire coal trains at there best. Plenty of the class’s 20, 26, 37. And throw in the odd 56 and sixty.

Blair Atholl (www.blairatholl-drumochter.co.uk) by Ian Mc Creadie. This visually stunning layout is on it’s first visit to Ayr.

Laurencekirk An incredibly detailed large steam themed layout from Perth mrg.

Triang Railways by David Coddington. A trip back to where it all started

N Gauge

Blackwood Junction   Our own extensive modern themed n gauge layout.

Stoddart Lock by Renfrewshire mrg. Making its first visit to Ayr.

Stanley Junction by The East Kilbride mrg. This is the layouts debut as an exhibition layout.

2mm finescale

Ketton Cement. Another layout making its first visit to our exhibition.


Ayrshire railway preservation group (www.scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk)


Merg (https://www.merg.org.uk/)

Roland Turner.

Scottish modellers (www.scottishmodellers.co.uk)

Catering at the show is provided courtesy of Ayr Ark (http://www.ayrark.co.uk)


The  award winning  Blairatholl Towards  Drumochter Layout (http://www.blairatholl-drumochter.co.uk) is coming to our      show in September.




76079 heading west from Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Photo courtesy of P Clark


The following photos come courtesy of P Drummond

Countdown to Ayr show 2018 15th and 16th September


31106 on Network Rail 3Q15 Falkland Junction Ayr to Stranraer test train. Photo courtesy of M Bingham


60095 crossing the River Ayr on 6R46 Grangemouth to Prestwick Oil tanks. Location; Ayr Photo comes courtesy of M Bingham


part of new Glenadam Distillery for new OO layout. The malting floors are to the left and the kiln is to the right


60054 ready to go with the empty aviation oil tanks for Grangemouth. Location; Prestwick Oil Depot Photo comes courtesy of M Bingham

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How it was in the early 1980's at Ayr sheds.A night time photo with 101 &107 DMU's being prepared for the next day. Photo courtesy of M Bingham


70005 on 4S11 empty HHA hoppers to Killoch. Photo courtesy of M Bingham


Coronation Class 46233 Duchess of Sutherland on a 1Z34 Leicester to Newcastle Special.. Photo courtesy of M Bingham


Countdown to Modelrail Scotland (www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk) 22nd to 24th February 2019 SEC Glasgow