Welcome to the website of the Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club

Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club is the oldest model railway club in Cornwall, having been formed in 1951. 

We are a small friendly club with around 12 members drawn from a wide range of ages and abilities. Meeting nights are Wednesdays and Fridays 8.00pm – 10.30pm and we extend a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to join us. Our membership rates are scaled to be realistic and affordable and we have a number of subscription options. Why not contact us to arrange an informal visit?  We are based in Gunwalloe, about 2 miles south of Helston, near RNAS Culdrose.

At present we are working on St Martins Square, a new 00 scale layout measuring about 25' x 15' depicting a medium sized terminus in central Birmingham, which allows for a wide range of traffic working. This project made its debut at our April exhibition and is designed to be accessible to modellers of all abilities and experience.

The Phase 1 rewiring  work on renovating our classic P4 layout Watermouth is nearly complete and most of  the station side of the layout is now operational. Anyone wishing to get involved in this exciting project can contact the Chairman for more details.

We currently have two layouts available for exhibitions; our model of Gweek (North Quay), built to O-16.5 scale on the 'Helford Valley Railway'. We also have a GWR OO branch terminus layout, 'Trenance', which is designed to be easily transportable and has appeared at a number of local shows..

In addition, a number of our members also have their own layouts in a variety of scales and gauges, including OO and P4.

Enjoy your visit to our website!

Our Spring exhibition, The Great Cornish Model Show,  will be on April 13th & 14th 2024. Make a date in your diary and check our exhibition page for more details.