Cupar & District Model Railway Club

Established 1977

Cupar Model Rail 2015

A huge thanks to all the visitors who came along and supported our 2015 show, you are the reason we put together the show. Of course we cannot put on an exhibition without the layouts from clubs across the country. Thanks to Perth MRC, Dundee MRC, East Neuk MRC, Glenrothes MRC, RAF Kinloss MRC, Pentland MRG, Edinburgh & The Lothians MRC, Falkirk MRC, The Arnolds, David Graham and Dundee Model Boat club for displaying their layouts. Also thanks to Mac Modes, Abbey Models, North Road Train, and Mackenzie Models for the superb trade support.

The Bill Scobie Trophy for Modelling Excellence was presented to Glendevon - Edinburgh & The Lothians MRC.

The John Wood Trophy went to Perth MRC for Old Blarney.

This year proved to be another successful year and the 2016 show will be held 16th & 17th July 2016.

R Gray
Exhibition Manager

Exhibition Manager's Report - 2013

The 2013 show was dedicated to the memory of the late Winnie Wherrett , wife of club member Frank and long time supporter of our exhibition. Winnie was the friendly face on the front desk and is sadly missed by all the club and exhibitors alike.

A year in the planning and now its over, The 2013 exhibition held in the Corn Exchange has come to a close. Although we are still working through the numbers and feedback, early indications are that we have had another very successful show. Despite some concerns over the weekends weather, this proved not to deter visitors this year.

I would like to thank all the exhibitors and traders for supporting our show this year. I really have to mention all the Members of Cupar & District Model Railway Club for their hard work over the weekend. Special thanks to Margaret, Helen, Phyllis and especially Edith and Trish for all their help.

Lastly I really have to say a massive thank you to each and every member of the public that took time out of your weekend to visit our Exhibition.

The Bill Scobie Memorial Trophy for Modelling Excellence as voted by members of Cupar & District Model Railway Club was presented to Stan Moug of Perth Model Railway Club for his layout “Fastleigh”. 

Iain Smith (Club Chairman) presents the trophy to Stan from Perth MRC

Second place went to Tee-Side Steel from RAF Kinloss.

The Chairman with Nick and Jeff of RAF Kinloss MRC.

The John Wood Trophy presented by RAF Kinloss MRC as voted by the Traders was awarded to Andy and Alison Bailey for there layout “Avyn-a-Llyin”,

The Chairman presenting the Trophy to Andy and Alison.

Second place went to Cadham Bay of Glenrothes Model Railway Club.

The Chairman with Mr David Cant of Glenrothes Model Railway Club.

We hope to see you all again next year, Planning is already under way and we look forward to seeing you all again over the weekend of 26th & 27th July 2014.

Ryan Gray - Exhibition Manager

Cupar Model Rail 2013

Perth Show 2013

The club attended Perth Model Railway Clubs annual exhibition in the Dewars Centre over the weekend on 29th & 30th June. A great weekend was had by all at what is quickly becoming Scotland's premier exhibition. We displayed "Marksburg Yard" built by club member Larry Beveridge, The layout will be at our own show in July.

Perth Model Railway Exhibition 2013

Perth Model Railway Exhibition 2013

Marksburg Yard - An Award Winner

Our new HO layout won a Trophy at the Great North of Scotland Exhibition in Elgin. 

A great achievement for the layout on its first public outing, And especially for the layouts owner and main builder Larry for his first ever exhibition Layout. 
Well done to all those involved.

Four Feather Falls Wins Again !

Cupar MRC Wins at Perth

Four Feather Falls our ON30 scale layout won The Jimmy Robertson Trophy for Scenic detail at the Perth Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend.
Once again the club is very pleased that all the hard work of the builders Ernie & Hastie is being recognised by our fellow modellers.
Thanks to all the guys at the Perth show for another fantastic show, it really is Scotlands Premier Model Railway exhibition.


June 25th 2012

Willie Smith Trophy


At the Glenrothes Model Railway Exhibition our ON30 Layout "Four Feather Falls" won the "Willie Smith Trophy" which is voted for by the traders at the exhibition.

Well done to Ernie & Hastie who built the layout.

May 14th 2012

Exhibition Manager's Report 2011

Firstly Myself and all the members of Cupar & District Model Railway Club would like to thank each and every member of the public who attended our show over the weekend, It really is the reason we put on the exhibition. 

Secondly thanks to all the exhibitors who brought there excellent layouts from all over the country to Cupar to put on display. Special thanks also to our Cafe and Front desk staff who graciously give up there time to help us put on the show we do. 

2011 saw the first public showing of our new ON30 layout “Four Feather Fall” built club members Ernie Melville and Hastie Donaldson. 
The layout performed very well on its maiden showing, a credit to the builders. 

At the 2010 show, we sadly lost John Wood a member of RAF Kinloss MRC, His club presented a trophy in his name at our 2011 show. 
It was decided by Traders vote, based on what they thought was the best in show. 

“The John Wood Memorial Trophy” was won by Glenrothes Model Railway Club for “Pickletillum”, 

Second place went to Falkirk MRC with “Lewis Junction”,

Joint Third place went to Dundee MRC with “Craigport on Tay” and Cupar & Dist. MRC with “Four Feather Falls” 

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“The Bill Scobie Memorial Trophy for Modelling Excellence” was presented to RAF Kinloss Model Railway Club
for the layout “Oakglen Railroad”. 

Once again thanks to everyone for attending, and we hope to see you all again next year at Cupar Model Rail – July 28th & 29th 2012.

Ryan Gray - Exhibition Manager & Club Secretary.

Silver Pine Creek - The Great North Of Scotland Model Railway Exhibition 2011

Silver Pine Creek @ The Great North of Scotland Model Railway Exhibition

Cupar & District Model Railway Club attended The Great North of Scotland Model Railway Exhibition held by Moray MRG in Elgin
over the weekend 26th-27th September 2011. The club took along Silver Pine Creek, Our HO American DCC Outline layout. 

A great time was had by our Club members at Elgin, Thank to Dusty and all the guys at Moray MRG for a good weekend.

Silver Pine Creek @ The Great North of Scotland Model Railway Exhibition

More photos in the Gallery.

Christmas Event - Cupar

Cupar Model Railway Club Christmas Lights

Cupar & District Model Railway Club were invited to attend the Switch on of the towns Christmas Lights. 
An event featuring stalls selling Christmas items along with various local clubs.
Alec Pine (middle) kindly displayed his own layout allowing anyone who wanted to have a go at running a layout. 
(From Left Mr Iain Smith, Mr Alec Pine & Mr Eric Davidson)

Silver Pine Creek Wins at Glenrothes


Cupar & District Model Railway Club had a successful weekend at Glenrothes Model Railway Show. 
Silver Pine Creek won "The George Lightly Shield" for best in show as voted for by the traders at the show.
This is a great achievement with the layout only on its second outing, excluding our own show. 
The layout is still under construction with more scenic details to be added and plans are under consideration for an extension.

Glenfearn @ The Great North of Scotland Exhibition 2010

Glenfearn Elgin Trophy 2010

Glenfearn won the "Moray Model Railway Group Challenge Cup" at their show in Elgin over Easter Weekend 2010. 

It was the first time Glenfearn has been on exhibition outside of our own show, The layout was built by two members of our Club, Father and Son Mike and Andrew Sharpe.

Well done to them both, here to more awards.

Glenfearn can be seen next at our own show in September and Dundee in October.