Welcome to the Red Dragon Railroaders Section

Red Dragon Railroaders is the Wales Division of the British Region of the National Model Railroad Association NMRA (of North America)

The Cadoxton Sub-Division is synonymous with the american group of the Barry and Penarth MRC. The group hosts running days in the Barry and Penarth MRC Clubrooms above the Cadoxton Conservative Club (Vere St., Barry, CF63 2HU ) on Saturdays every two months.

The running dates for 2015 are as follows:

4th July
5th September
5th December

for 2016 are as follows: tbc

All members of the NMRA are very welcome to join us and run their own models on any of the clubs fixed layouts (9mm, 16.5mm and 32mm gauge). Barry and Penarth’s main 00-gauge layout (Holton Junction) has been built to a loading gauge suitable for running the largest american HO stock (Views of Holton Junction taken at a previous NMRA Day). Likewise the N-gauge layout Machynlleth will take most american N-gauge stock (other than double stacks) now the new spirals and extended fiddleyard are fully operational. The club has invested in the Lenz & Digitrax systems of DCC, which are compatable with all makes of chip, (See a discussion article about DCC for more information) which is available on running days. Also, some members bring their own Digitrax systems, which can be plugged into any of the running tracks. Either way, you can now run DC or DCC locos as you wish (see a statement on use of DCC elsewhere on this site).

The clubrooms are open from 11.30am until about 5.00pm. There is a small admission charge. Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are available. Full bar facilities are available in the Conservative Club downstairs.

News

Upcoming events

August 20, 201610:00 am

Ross on Wye show

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September 3, 201610:00 am

Red Dragon Day

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September 11, 201610:00 am

Weston-super-Mare Autumn Show

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September 24, 201610:00 am

Lydney Show

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October 15, 201610:00 am

Peterborough Show

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November 12, 201611:00 am

Club Exhibition Day

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Tips & Techniques

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Tip 5: Making the taillights on a DCC Bachmann Fre...

Simon Evans and Mick Bryan August 2, 2016

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Tip 4: New Hornby Class 31 Cab Floors

Gywnne Chivers July 29, 2016