Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 8th January 2021

From Tuesday January 5th 2021 a new National Lockdown began. The Clubroom remains closed. 

There is NO Access to The Association premises until further notice ...


  Alsager Railway Association is a very active Model Railway Club based HERE in Alsager, near Crewe, Cheshire.  Post Code: ST7 2DH

(Note: Please do not use our address details for correspondence - We have no post box!)


There are predominantly four modelling groups, catering for the three main gauges.  N Gauge, 00 Gauge and 0 Gauge plus the most unusual Z Gauge scale.  We have a beginners' group specifically for learning the various aspects of the hobby for all ages and skill levels.  We all have to start somewhere!


More details can be found on our About Us page.  Why not come along and pay us a visit!  You will be very welcome.  (Friday Nights 7:00pm onwards).

ARA Exhibition.

7th & 8th November 2020


ARA Exhibition

7th & 8th November 2020


 Sadly, the ARA 2020 Exhibition, which was going to be held at The Legends Conference and Leisure Centre, Bentley Motors, Crewe, Cheshire has had to be cancelled, this was not an easy decision to make.  The ARA apologises for any inconvienience this may cause.


What's New

 Being made to stay at home is possibly the best excuse one can have for doing more modelling. However, if one wants inspiration, to share ideas, ask advice or need help its much more difficult to talk to each other.

To facilitate sharing we will collect articles, snippets, pictures and videos with 'how to' pieces and inspiration in the form of member's models.



8th Jan 2021

An update on the incredibily detailed and photographed N gauge layout by Jules Attard. Astbury Junction


Chairman Andy Small has made his notes on Airbrush Cleaning available.

More at Tips & Hints for examples of weathering by Andy Small.


The current layouts at the club consist of a 6' x 3' Z Gauge, a 24' x 4' N Gauge, a 12' x 4' Beginners' 00 Gauge, a 24' x 11' 00 Gauge and a 41'x 15' 0 Gauge.

Our regular club meeting night is Friday, from around 7:15 pm until 10:00 pm.  Some members also attend during the day, on Mondays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and the 0 Gauge meet on a Thursday evening. Refreshments are available.

We have approximately 70 members, including a junior membership.

The club room is large enough to house all five model railway layouts simultaneously.