Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated 21st February 2021

On Tues Jan 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

13th & 14th November 2021


Plans for the ARA 2021 Exhibition, to be held at The Legends Conference and Leisure Centre, Bentley Motors, Crewe, Cheshire are currently going ahead. Please come back here for more details as we have them.

LATEST Feb 2021

ARA Newsletter


This new venture for ARA has been undertaken by Jules Attard. The first edition was sent to members in Jan 2021 and a Feb edition has just been issued.

Copies of the Newsletter will be published on these web pages.

To Read or Download go HERE

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.