Welcome to the website of the Market Deeping Model Railway Club CIO.
Meeting nights are normally Mondays at 7:30 p.m. except after Bank Holidays when we meet on Tuesdays at the same time.
The Club was founded in 1976, the same year as Concorde first flew. We started out in Market Deeping, just north of Peterborough and retained that name when we moved in 2003 to Obthorpe a small village near Bourne and then in 2022 when we moved to new premises in Essendine.
We meet most Monday nights and with layouts in O, EM, OO, TT120 and N, we cater for a wide range of interests in the hobby. From those who wish to run in their existing stock on our test track, to those who want to build layouts, kits, scratch build models for exhibition or just talk! If you have an interest in model railways then this is the ideal club for you - from complete beginner to expert. We have a number of layouts under construction. However, our main focus at present is on relaying the test track, re-ordering and fitting out our new club room and of course, preparing for our annual show in May - see below.
We also organise at least one show every year, our main one is normally held in Stamford at Stamford Welland Academy to whom we are most grateful.
Dates for our 2024 exhibition are 11th and 12th May 2024
In addition to our Annual Show mentioned above, we have great fun taking our layouts to exhibitions and if you join us, you can join in the fun too - a weekend away playing trains - what more could you ask for!
If you are organising an exhibition and wish to book a layout, please contact our
Our very own library area offering a wide selection of books on free loan to all members. What better way to read while watching the trains go by. Donations of books and videos are always welcome.
Our very occasional Mailchimp Newsletters are available for all to read, whether member or not. We do not publish on a regular basis but only when we feel we have something to say that would be of general interest. If you would like a copy, please use the Subscribe Form below. For matters concerning only members, communication is via email as far as possible.
Venue and Facilities
We have a new venue in Essendine. At present we do not have full disabled access as there are about a half dozen steps up to the path leading to an external staircase, There is, however, a lift from the base of the staircase up to a landing for the main entrance.
If you are at all interested in model railways, please
Annual adult membership is £75 and concessions are available for younger members.
We look forward to meeting you.
Peter Davies, Chairman