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A page from the web site of the Historical Model Railway Society.
Wed 7 Dec 2016


Recording Britain's railways for tomorrow's generations

Are you a Modeller of Railways?

Are you interested in any aspects of Railways?

Do you work on a Preserved Railway?

The HMRS has lots for you…

Find out more here!


Join us to share your knowledge so others can learn something new, and share your problems so someone can help you.

Next Meeting

As an educational charity, our meetings are open to the public without charge.

The next one will be held on 8 December 2016 at Brighton, and is entitled

"Early Bluebell"

For full details of this event click i symbol and link to more information

Our current programme may be seen here.


Please note the centre will not be Open on Wednesday the 7th of December. Open as usual on Friday the 9th.

Tony Straw, EC Member 4, 30th November



If you would like to purchase publications for arrival in time for Christmas - perhaps as a gift - Please ensure your order is received by us before Friday the 9th of December. THank you very much and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Publications Sales.

Tony Straw, EC Member 4, 11th November


Constructing 5″ Gauge Wagons

In May 2017 the HMRS will be publishing this major book by Doug Hewson. At 320 pages with over 900 prototype, model and construction photographs, 35 detailed A2 and A3 drawings specifically produced for modellers, and many diagrams in the text, it will be an essential read not just for those modelling in the large scales but anyone who wishes to make accurate models of wagons. To enable the Society to gauge demand and keep costs down, advance subscriptions are being invited. If you subscribe before 31 March 2017 you will be able to purchase the book for just £30 plus p&p and save £20 compared with the post publication price, and you can have your name listed in the book as a subscriber. The subscription list will be opened as soon as the new HMRS website with internet trading is available, so watch this space.

Download a leaflet about the book here

Jonathan David, Publications Co-ordinator, 17th October



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Meetings around the country are open to all.

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53 different historically accurate sheets for modellers.

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