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National Societies and Organisations

North Eastern Railway Association

Great source of information for the NER/LNER modeller

Local Clubs and Societies

Shildon Model Railway Club

Presently based in Bishop Auckland
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Durham Locomotive Preservation Group

Preservation society based in Co. Durham, also usually organise a model event in the Autumn.

Cleveland Model Railway Club

Located in Skelton near Saltburn

Ormesby Hall Model Railway Group

Modelling group based at National Trust - Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough. The group also provide the volunteer operators for the permanent exhibition layouts at the hall.

Newcastle and District Model Railway Society

Meets in Westmorland Rd. Newcastle

Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society (formerly Blyth and District)

Meets in North Shields

Jarrow Model Railway Club (formerly Perth Green)

Meets at the Primrose Community Association - Jarrow

Thorpe Thewles Local History Group.

For information about Thorpe Thewles and the parish of Grindon

Local Traders

Sunderland Station Models.

New Model Shop in Sunderland (Leechmere Industrial Estate)

Stoneybridge Structures

Custom laser etching and a range of kits and materials

Durham Trains of Stanley

Shop, mail order and local shows.

Pooley's Puffers - Team Valley, Gateshead

Wide range of new and second-hand items. Also trading at swapmeets and model railway shows.

Smart Models

Downloadable card buildings for the railway modeller