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Local Clubs and Societies

Shildon Model Railway Club

Presently based in Newton Aycliffe (see website)

Durham Locomotive Preservation Group

Preservation society based in Co. Durham, also organise model railway events in November and May.

Cleveland Model Railway Club

Located in Skelton near Saltburn

Ormesby Hall Model Railway Group

Modelling group based at National Trust - Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough. The group also provide the volunteer operators for the permanent exhibition layouts at the hall.

Newcastle and District Model Railway Society

Meets in Westmorland Rd. Newcastle

Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society (formerly Blyth and District)

Meets in North Shields

Perth Green Model Railway Club

Based at the Perth Green Community Centre - Jarrow

Thorpe Thewles Local History Group.

For information about Thorpe Thewles and the parish of Grindon

Stockton Model Railway Club.

Based in Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees.

Local Traders

Stoneybridge Structures

Custom laser etching and a range of kits and materials

Durham Trains of Stanley

Shop, mail order and local shows.

Pooley's Puffers - Team Valley, Gateshead

Wide range of new and second-hand items. Also trading at swapmeets and model railway shows.

Smart Models

Downloadable card buildings for the railway modeller

Metalsmith Ltd.

Manufacturer of metalworking tools and kits