National Association of Road Transport Modellers (NARTM)

The Manchester group of NARTM meet on the second Monday of each month from 7:30—10:30 to share tips, reviews and information on all aspects of Road Transport modelling.

The National Association of Road Transport Modellers was founded in 1983 to foster the interests of the road transport modeller. Membership of NARTM is open to anyone with an interest in road transport models, whether you collect die-casts, build kits, scratch build, do conversions or run a business supplying products for the modeller.

NARTM members bring along their current or recent builds to share with others usually on a pre-agreed theme. The 2019 themes for the Manchester group of NARTM for each meeting (together with dates) are as follows…

Date Topic
January 14th Track laying vehicles
February 11th ERF’s
March 11th Municipal vehicles
April 8th King Coal/ coke and gas (including mines rescue vehicles)
May 13th Laying the black stuff; road making any period.
June 10th Railway owned VANS and crew busses only; no artics, flat beds or open lorries.
July 8th Down in the quarry; plant and trucks.
August 12th Eight wheelers.
September 9th Mobile cranes, wheeled or tracked including rail mounted types.
October 14th WIP, work in progress. Models you are working on, so bring your tools and glues etc to work with & share some tips
November 11th FODEN vehicles of any type.
December 9th Horse drawn and/or motor drays.
January 13th 2020 BRS vehicles but NO red ones.
February 10th 2020 Fairground vehicles but NO EX-WD or SCAMMELL’s.
March 9th 2020 Your choice: anything as long as it runs on wheels NOT tracks.

They also have a Facebook page which includes lots of photos of members’ models & discussions