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Swansea Railway Modellers Group (SRMG) has been active in Swansea for more than 15 years andis the result of the merger of 2 other modelling groups.
The Club’s premises are at 300 Carmarthen Road where the whole of the top floor is occupied. With effect from 1 January 2016 SRMG has been granted additional space on the ground floor.
The Club now operates formally twice weekly: Wednesday afternoons and evenings from about 2.30pm to 8.30-9.00pm and Thursday evenings from about 6.30pm to 9.30pm. As SRMG’s membership has grown use is also being made of the premises at other times. Members busy working on layout construction or running detailed trains frequently attend at these quieter times as the Club is fortunate in being able to use its premises 7 days per week.
The Club has many layouts; St David’s Wells is the oldest – a OO gauge inverted figure of 8 finished to a high standard. Elsbridge, another OO project, features the Thomas the Tank Engine Series and is a favourite with very young visitors. A new OO layout, Downton Road, is also under construction. Cwmfelin Parkway is an N gauge project being rebuilt form an earlier uncompleted layout whilst Box Station is a more ambitious attempt, again in N gauge, to model an area between Chippenham and Bath. Dusty Roads is a small G-scale layout enabling trains to be run on 3 circuits. A long-term project is to build South Dock in O gauge to model this area of Swansea over several time periods. The most popular running area is a series of test tracks – 3 in N gauge, 6 in 00 gauge and 2 in 0 oauge. This area allows members to run long trains – beyond the traditional scope of most members’ home premises. On the ground floor, a large O gauge layout, Kingston, is being constructed. An American N gauge layout is also beginning to be built.
There are also members with interests in P4, T and Z gauge so the Club can cater for most railway modellers’ interests.
SRMG adopts a pro-active stance to railway modelling; it holds lectures, stock sales, Open Evenings, an annual modelling competition [see the Blog section] and has organised several excursions during the last couple of years. The Club also organises an annual model railway show and this year's  will take place in October at the Swansea Leisure Centre for the first time, having previously exhibited in the Waterfront Museum.
SRMG is a friendly Club with members of all ages, coming from all walks of life, and living in and around Swansea, Gower, Llanelli, Neath and Port Talbot. The Club remains supportive of local charity, Friends of The Young Disabled – the principal occupants of 300 Carmarthen Road.