October 2021 WMRC Open Day
26th October 2021: Wexford Model Railway Club held an Open Day on Sunday 24th October 2021 in St Joseph's Community Centre. We had several model railway layouts including our O-Gauge layout Little Siddington.
Club Meetings - October 2021 (Covid-19 Update)
12 November 2021: Club meetings on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons have been suspended due to the current Covid-19 situation.
Gauge O Guild - Virtual Model Show
6th November 2021: WMRC entered 'Little Siddington' into the Gauge O Guild's Model Rail Show. Our submission is available to view here which includes an article and video describing the layout. The show is available for the month of November and includes recorded events, demonstrations, competitions and 17 model railway layouts.
10 April 2021: We have updated the website with the Member Layouts section. This page lists some of the layouts which are owned by our members and friends. Each layout has its own page with pictures and information on the models.
Easter 2021 Virtual Exhibition
06 April 2021: Wexford Model Railway Club hosted our Annual Easter Exhibition virtually on Facebook again this year. It was a busy weekend and it was great to see new and old models being displayed. Our virtual exhibition group now has over 260 members. You can find out more on our Facebook page and see some highlights of the exhibition on this website here.
Easter 2020 Virtual Exhibition
13 April 2020: Wexford Model Railway Club hosted a Virtual Model Railway Exhibition on our Facebook page over the 2020 Easter weekend. Over 150 people joined the group and there was a great variety of models and layouts on display. Thank you to all of the participants and we look forward to seeing you at future exhibitions.
3D Printing Design Tutorial
28 January 2020: Dave McCabe presented a tutorial 'Introduction to 3D Printing' on Tuesday 28 January 2020. The tutorial focused on the basics of using the Fusion 360 software to design models for 3D printing.
Several club members have 3D printers and 3D printed items are now being used on club layouts, including 3D printed signals for Little Siddington.
Class 121 Model on Display
11 January 2020: Paddy Murphy of Murphy Models visited Wexford Model Railway Club on Saturday 11th January 2020 with samples of the Class 121 which will be available later this year.
Several models were on show including a sound fitted version. Drawings showing the many different variants of the model were also on display, showing the amount of work and dedication which has gone into this model.
2019 Christmas Party
December 2019: Some pictures from the WMRC Christmas party night at the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford.
December 2019: The WMRC website was launched in December 2019. The website will be used to promote club exhibitions and features details of club layouts, news about the club and how to find us if you wish to visit.
Details of our upcoming exhibitions will be updated on a regular basis.
26 November 2019: Dave McCabe presented a tutorial 'Airbrushing for Beginners' to club members on Tuesday 26 November 2019. This practical session was aimed at people that have recently acquired airbrushes or have an airbrush and made little use of it. The tutorial focused on equipment, usage, cleaning and basic spraying techniques using acrylics paints.
Upcoming tutorials are planned on weathering techniques and electronics.
SDMRC October 2019 Exhibition
October 2019: WMRC visited the South Dublin Model Railway Club's Model and Hobbies 2019 Exhibition in Blackrock College over the 2019 October Bank Holiday weekend.
Club layout 'Little Siddington' was exhibited at the show and proved to be very popular. Scenic work along the station side of the layout is almost complete and a number of operational hand-built semaphore signals have been installed. Read about Little Siddington on the layouts page.