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Model Railway Clubs

This list shows locations, contact details, meeting times & etc. of various model railway Clubs worldwide that have layouts based on the Southern Railway (of England), its predecessors or successors.
 
Club Club Nights Contact
Alton Model Railway Group Meetings are held every Tuesday evening from 8 p.m. in 8th Alton Scout Group headquarters in Anstey Park, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2NB Website:- www.altonmrg.co.uk
Currently the Group has sections involved in the construction and exhibiting of layouts in British '00' and '0' gauges and American 'HO' gauge. More details of these can be found by accessing the individual section pages. In addition Group members are involved in 'G', 'HO' Continental 4mm, 'finescale' and '00' gauge layout of Alton.
Basingstoke & North Hants Model Railway Society Club nights are Monday (2mm and '0'), Wednesday (steam era '00'),Thursday (modern image '00') from about 8:00 to 10.30/11:00 and Friday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Stratton Park, off Park Lane, Basingstoke, RG22 5HN Website:- https://www.basingstokemrs.org
Basingstoke & North Hants MRS has exclusive use of just over 1000 square feet of space enabling permanent availability of four layouts (2mm Finescale, two finescale '00' and '0'). There are a number of members' current exhibition layouts (70K-Coley Park and Brunswick in 2mm, Edward Road Sidings in '00' and "Dave's Shunting Puzzle" in '0') with 2mm (Bognor Regis) and Finescale '00' (SE28) exhibition layouts under construction. Although not owned by the Club, some members have specialist tools that can be made available for members use, such as airbrush and compressor, spraybooth, lathe, pillar drill, temperature controlled soldering irons etc. An active Club with a range of skills, all layouts are Southern!
Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club We meet on Thursday Evenings 8pm - 10pm, Please check our website for our new location Website:- https://www.bwwmrc.co.uk
The Club has a wide range of interest including 'N' (small simple layout), 'OO' (Horton modern image layout), 'P4' (Blackfriars Bridge Station layout) and 'O' (Farnborough Road layout post WWII Southern steam era). Our main exhibition is held in late October with a supplementary exhibition in the Spring, both in the Eden Park area of South London..
Brighton Model Railway Club We meet every Tuesday (except Bank Holidays and the Tuesday between Christmas and New Year) from 1930 to 2200 at London Road Railway Station, Shaftesbury Place (off Ditchling Rise) in Brighton BN1 4QS Website:- www.brightonmrc.com
Whilst we have Club layouts generally in '00' gauge the members ha'0'0 gauge through to the Denver and Rio Grande in 'N' gauge and everything in between!
Carshalton & Sutton Model Railway Club Meets Sutton Mondays 7pm 'til late at St Barnabus Hall, 37 St Barnabus Road, Sutton, Surey, SM1 4NS Website:- https://www.csmrc.co.uk
Layouts in P4 (BR new), '00'(new SR/BR 3rd Rail), 3mm (SR new) and 'N'(SR/BR). A new '0' SR/BR is planned. Members needed in all Sections.
Exhibition held at Leatherhead Leisure Centre each year, last weekend in February.
Dorking and District Model Railway Club. We get together on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 pm (and other times too), Our club room is at the rear of Dorking Halls, High Street, Dorking RH4 1SG. More information is on our website. Website:- www.dorkingmodelrailwayclub.com
East Dorset 'N' Gauge Society Area Group. We generally meet on the 4th Friday of each month. We are usually on site by 7pm or shortly after, until 10pm.but please enquire through our Website. We meet at at Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Kinson, Bournemouth, BH10 7LH .
Website:- www.edngg.byethost4.com/
We have dismantled our modular layout, which had seen fifteen years of service, and required a lot of maintenance and we have started building a new exhibition layout
We sponsor the Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition Exhibition enquiries to: We are a small, friendly group interested in all things to do with railways and railway modelling. '0', '00', '009', 'N' and more. We are working together variously on our club layout and members' layouts - and talking trains. Whether you are a railway modeller, or thinking of maybe joining in our wonderful hobby, or just curious: come along one evening for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. A warm welcome is guaranteed!edngg.exhibitionmanager@gmail.com
East Grinstead Model Railway Club. The Club room is in the basement of East Court Mansion, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT and Club nights are Mondays and Thursdays from 7.30 to 10.00pm. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome with tea and biscuits served around 9.00pm. Website:- www.egmrc.org.uk
We have layouts in different scales and gauges. Our 'Eastbridge MPD' and 'Five Ash Down' exhibition layouts are both 'Southern' prototype.
East Surrey 'N' Gauge Group (of the N Gauge Society) Meets fortnightly in Redhill, first Thursday and third Wednesday each month at Earlswood Baptist Church Hall St Johns Road Redhill RH1 6DZ Website:- https://www.esng.co.uk
'N' Gauge only, but covers Continental and UK railways. The main object of the club is to play trains with friends - but it also provides an opportunity for enthusiasts of 'N' gauge model railways to meet and exchange experiences, information and ideas! Interests are wide ranging - steam, electric and diesel power, British and overseas. The club uses 'modular' layouts - members build sections at home that can be joined together into one larger layout. Many members have modular boards; most also have their own 'home' layout.
Epsom & Ewell MRC Meetings are held at Ruxley Church, Ruxley Lane, West Ewell KT19 0JG: Weekly - Every Monday evening (except Bank Holidays) from 7.45pm to 10.45pm. Monthly - One Thursday evening each month from September - April (inclusive) an invited Guest Speaker presents an illustrated talk on a subject of prototypical or model railway interest. Website:- https://sites.google.com/site/epsomewellmrc
Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club exists to bring together those who reside in and around Epsom interested in the hobby of railway modelling. The town of Epsom and nearby village of Ewell make up a semi-rural community located about 15 miles (24 km) south west of central London. Founded in 1952, membership now exceeds 50 members. Regular weekly meetings are supported by a varied programme of other events including illustrated presentations, outings and exhibitions.
Erith Model Railway Society The society meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm up to 10:00pm at our clubrooms in Belvedere (address: Belvedere Working Men's Club, Invicta House, 66 Gilbert Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5DA), but we are in the enviable position of not having to share our facilities with anybody else, so the rooms are potentially available every day of the week. Some of our members also meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00pm up to 10:00pm to work on the various club layouts that we are currently building. Website: www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/erithmrs
The Club has active 'N', '0' and 'H0' groups and a newly re-formed '0' gauge section. There are a number of Southern layouts including West Foxley ('00' 1950s/1960s), Wormington ('00' Modern Image) and Hawley Downs (N Somerset and Dorset). With a wide range of interests within the Club, most members' needs can be accommodated.
Fareham & District Model Railway Club Meet in dedicated Clubrooms in Portchester, General Club evening is Thursday from around 1930 on but also meet other nights of the week. '0' Gauge group meets during the day on Wednesday. Website:-http://fareham-mrc.org.uk
Active in all gauges from '0' to 'N' (including '009' and various other sidelines). Annual Exhibition on the weekend containing the first Sunday in October. Most '00' layouts heavily Southern themed and including Soberton (a fictitious Meon Valley station), Nictun Borrud, Nictun 2000 and Gosport circa September 1939.
Farnham & District MRC Meets every Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 9.00pm. Our clubroom is in the Wrecclesham Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8TJ Website:- https://farnhammrc.org.uk
We have active groups in '0', '00', 'P4' and 'N' gauges, with our Weydon Road '0' gauge, Greenfield Sidings '00' gauge, Brixcombe 'P4', Bolden 'N' gauge, and Wickwar 'N' gauge layouts already on the exhibition circuit.We have at least two open days each year, and our big event is our exhibition every October. We also run a programme of demonstrations, presentations and events throughout the year. New members are always welcome no matter whether an experienced modeller or just starting. If you want to get involved in our club layouts and run your models why not come along one Wednesday and see what we do?
Hampton Court Model Railway Society Meeting in the Hunt Hall at Tolworth Recreation Centre, Red Lion Road on Sunday nights between 8pm and 10.30pm. Website:- www.hamptoncourtmrs.co.uk
We have four Club layouts in '00', 'EM' and '009', although our members' interests are more wide ranging. Nether Farleigh is our steam age '00' layout based on a location on the S&D, our Modern Image '00' layout are Central, and Hamworthy and our '009' narrow gauge layout is Muckle Flugga.
Exhibition - Tolworth Showtrain www.metropolitanrailway.co.uk/showtrain.htm in November.
High Wycombe and District MRS Situated in High Wycombe, at Leigh Court, Leigh Street. We meet every week on Monday and Wednesday evenings Website:- https://www.hwdmrs.org.uk
We have various layouts of British or American genre and these always ready for running, in scales '0', '00/H0' and 'N'. Our club has its own private clubroom of over 4000 sq. ft. and it's open to our members any time they wish to come along. These layouts are continually being upgraded and operated by members and guests on the official club nights - Monday and Wednesday evening. We hold an annual exhibition, WYCRAIL - more information regarding this show can be found by visiting our website.
Hull Miniature Railway Society We meet every Thursday in the Walton Street Leisure Centre, near West Park, Hull, HU3 6JB from about 7.30pm. Plus a small number of members meet on a Monday for the serious construction of the layouts. Website:- https://www.hullmrs.org
Founded in 1948 and is one of the longest established Model Railway Clubs in the country. Currently club layouts range from 'N' gauge through to '0' gauge via 'TT', '00' and 'EM' , including a narrow gauge interest. Here we provide facilities primarily for the construction and operation of the Society's layouts. In a variety of scale and gauges. Details are given on the 'Club Layouts' and 'Being Built' pages. We also have an ever-expanding reference library of model and prototype railway titles with a space for members to meet and chat.
Ilkeston Woodside Model Railway Club Meeting at the Heanor Miners Welfare, 50 Ilkeston Road, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7DT(own Club room on premises) each Thursday from 7:30pm to 10pm. New members of all abilities always welcome./td> Website:- https://www.ilkestonwoodsidemrc.co.uk
Our layout is called Cedar Park and is an '00' scale Southern shed, with a main line junction, set in the south west of London and has featured in the BRM magazine twice (Sept 1999 and June 2000) with lots of interesting motive power such as Leader, 11001 Bulleid shunter, 20001,02,03 and 10201,02,03 - plus others!
Exhibition details - our first one was held 23 Feburary 2003 at Trowell Parish Hall, near Ilkeston. The club has held one ever since in February and 2008 celebrated twenty years of club success.
Liphook & District Model Railway Club Meets every Friday evening (except Christmas & New Year) between 7-30 and 10-30pm at the Committee Room of the Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road, Milland, Liphook GU30 7NA. Website:- https://www.liphookmrc.com
The membership is drawn from the adjoining areas of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex and has a wide range of model and prototype interests We are a small local club, based at Milland on the Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire border. Despite being a small club the membership has a wide variety of interests, predominately UK, German, Japanese and Italian; with a smattering of US, Swiss and anything else in between. The club has two layouts under construction, an 'H0' German layout inspired by Berlin Friedrichstrasse, set in the 1960s/70s, and the other set in 1950s West Country. There is also a number of members with their own layouts; some of which are available for exhibition.
New Forest Model Railway Society Meetings are every Tuesday evening at Brockenhurst Village Hall from 7 until 10pm. Website:- www.nfmrs.org
The NFMRS is a medium sized club with a membership of around 40. The Club owns and operates five separate layouts, covering various regions and timescales, in 'N', '00' and '0'.
There is an exhibition every May and an open day during November/December.
Orpington & District Model Railway Society Meetings are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and on Fridays The Society is based in its own premises located at Pratts Bottom , Orpington, just off the main A21 route to Sevenoaks. There are good clubhouse facilities with ample on- site car parking for members. Website:- www.orpingtonmodelrail.org.uk
Founded in 1951 the Club has layouts in the following scales/gauges: 'O', 'O16.5', 'EM', 'OO', 'HO', and 'N'.
One member has two foot gauge in his paddock with a Simplex (working) and a Barclay steam engine (being rebuilt). The Club usually has an open day there each year.
There is a permanent Clubhouse, built by the Club, with layout room and library / tea-room (most important).
Southern Interest. The EM layout is Admiralty Exchange Sidings . Many of the members actively model Southern or its constituents/sucessors and several of the Society members are active at the Bluebell and KESR.
Usually holds an exhibition in late June or early July
Poole and District Model Railway Society The P&DMRS was established in 1956 (August 31st) as the Bournemouth Model Railway Society. In 1962 moved to its present clubroom in Sterte Road, Poole, an ex-railway building. A change of name saw the Poole & District Model Railway Society established.
Regular society meeting nights are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 7:45pm onwards.
Website:- https://pdmrs.com
Consisting of members steeped in Southern history, there is a large Southern-flavoured layout in development which will fit onto N-Track modules at each end to enable the use of the club's large N-Track switching yard thereby allowing the running of full scale-length trains. The clubroom has a semi permanent '00' layout which is being progressively developed with the current focus being on platforms and buildings, with a grand curved viaduct carrying the mainline from the station towards two seperate tunnels. All our other layouts are portable and are stored away at members homes giving us plenty of room to operate and work on a varied selection of layouts.
There are new '00' and 'N' gauge exhibition layouts in the making, with several baseboards built, lots of track laying and wiring going on with other sectional and stand alone layout projects in various stages of planning, construction and development.
Annual exhibitions are generally held each November.
Twickenham & District Model Railway Club Meetings are held on Friday evenings from 19:30 to 22:30 at Kerswell Hall, Wills Crescent, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 2JF, with monthly workdays on a Saturday. We normally have an Open Day in July each year. Website:- www.tdmrc.org.uk.

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The club has its main layouts in '0', '00', and 'N' Gauges, which are shown on the club website. The club's superb '0' Gauge layout, Addison Road, is set in the mid-1920s just after Grouping, and features trains arriving and passing through from Clapham Junction of the Southern Railway and its predecessors, as well as impressive hand-built working models of the former LNWR/LMS 'Oerlikon' 3-car EMUs in LNWR and LMS liveries.
One of the '00' Gauge layouts under construction, is a model based on the former LSWR/SR Station, Twickenham Junction, set in the BR(S) Region era around 1961, on the premise that the original Victorian station was not closed and demolished but replaced by the present BR-built station opened in 1954. The layout features the signature flyover, dating from 1883, as well as accurate models of the various buildings in and around the station, some of which still exist today.
Other '00' layouts are Northwick, a south-western coastal terminus and Eastgate set somewhere south-east of Manchester.
The 'N' Gauge layouts are Batty Moor, based on Blea Moor on the Settle and Carlisle Railway, and Milton, a simple freelance double-sided modular layout.
Uckfield Model Railway Society Uckfield Model Railway Club is fortunate to have exclusive use of premises within the town centre of Uckfield. Although groups within the Club meet on particular nights at different times of the year it is usual to find work being carried out on Monday and Thursday evenings by members of all interests. Website:- www.uckfieldmrc.co.uk.
Catering for Railway Modellers in 2mm, 4mm & 7mm scales, and Model Engineers in 5 inch & 7¼ inch gauges the Club has 'Southern' layouts in 'P4' and '0'gauges. Exhibition in October.
Wildwood Model Railway Group, Calgary The Wildwood Model Railway Group is centred in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and consists of 3 enthusiastic gentlemen with a mixture of interests and experience. 2 of us live in Calgary whilst young Dave lives 300 Kms. South east in Medicine Hat. Logistics of planning meetings and working sessions bring their attendant challenges.

We do not meet on any regular basis. Our work takes place in any one of our individual homes, often followed by libations of our local brewing masters. .

If anyone is intertested please contact Roger Marler at:403-452-2952 or via email at: sirroger@live.com.
Our new exhibition layout comprises 3 modules each 5' 6" long. In '00'/4mm scale, we have depicted a Southern light industrial scene somewhere in the south west of England where Southern and Western rails crossed. Rolling stock includes a mixture of Southern and GWR/WR locos, waggons, and some passenger cars. Most of the buildings are either scratch built or are kit bashed and show local industries at their best: two breweries, a bonded warehouse, coal merchant's yard, LSWR area offices and engineers design office, engine shed, Bed & Breakfast, two pubs, passenger station, and some small houses. More is in the planning stages.

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