News – Aln Valley Railway Model Railway Exhibition

The next outing for Alwinton will be at the Aln Valley Railway. Model Railway Exhibition on 2nd & 3rd September 2023.



We will next be exhibiting at the 2023 Jarrow Model Railway Exhibition on 20th and 21st May with 14th Street Yard.



We will next be exhibiting at the 2021 Darlington Model Railway show on 16th and 17th October with 14th Street Yard.

Next Exhibition outing

Our N gauge  Martindale layout is appearing at the Aln Valley Railway Model Railex 2021 show this weekend 4th and 5th September.


We’ve moved yet again. Our new address is

H V R International Ltd
Bede Trading Estate
NE32 3EN
See our “Find Us” page for details. we are open to visitors and prospective members.on Mondays and Thursdays from 19:15. For access on clubnights phone Stephen on 07720 072877 or Tony on 07547 699734 and someone will collect you from the front door.

Extension boards for Alwinton/Fontburn

Extention boards to connect Alwinton to Fontburn have been constructed. This is to allow the layouts to be connected either in a L or U shape as well as connected end to end. Either for exhibition or club use.


The next outing for Industry Yard will be to Shildon Exhibition on 5th – 6th October.


It is with deep regret I have to report the passing of one of our members. John (Jack) Southern passed away on the 29th May at Gateshead Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He had suffered ill health for a number of years, but still met with us on a regular basis to operate his extensive railroad. Jack was a member of this club since the late 60’s and was involved with many of our layouts at exhibitions. He was a close personal friend since he joined our club and will be greatly missed by all our members.