It is with deep regret I have to report the passing of one of our members. John Bell passed away on the 7th August at South Tyneside Hospital. He had suffered ill health for a number of years, but still turned up at our club to share his particular kind of good humour with us. John was a member of this club since the late 50’s and was involved with many of our layouts at exhibitions. He was a close personal friend since 1960 and will be greatly missed by all our members.


“Alwinton” will be appearing at Shildon Model Railway Clubs exhibition at Locomotion, Shildon on 7th & 8th October 2017. For more Layout photos see

Q6 63431 heads North with Coal loads.

Alwinton in print.

The first instalment on our Alwinton layout has been published in the August issue of Railway Modeller.

Open Weekend

Our next open weekend will be on the 19th and 20th August in the Conference Hall at Jarrow Hall (Bede’s World). We will have a display of layouts, static exhibits and video’s.

We’ve Moved.

We’ve Moved again. We are now located on the Jarrow Hall Site. (Bede’s World)

A19 Club Building
Jarrow Hall
Church Bank


The crew on Moving day.

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Our new temporary clubroom

Our new temporary clubroom is located at :-

Room 13

Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle
The Eco Centre
Windmill Way
NE31 1SR.

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Modifications have been carried out to Industry Yard storage roads and now have computer controlled route setting using MERG Cbus and JMRI.


We are in the process of looking for new premises. We are looking for a small workshop or similar, around 1000 sq. ft. in the South Tyneside/Washington/Sunderland area. If you know of anything please contact us.