• ABK371
  • tens of thousands of drawings
    spanning nearly two centuries

    SER Articulated Coach
  • an early photo in a famous siding

  • over 200,000 photos

  • Recording Britain's railways for
    tomorrow's generations

  • specialist books published

  • fine transfers

    transfer sheet 14
  • for modern children


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  • Are you a modeller of railways?
  • Are you interested in railway history?
  • Do you work on a preserved railway?

The HMRS has lots for you… Find out more here!

About the HMRS

For over 60 years, the HMRS has been helping to record and preserve material on the history of Britain’s railways from the early 1800s up to the present day, and more importantly to make that material available to modellers, researchers and students. Today it is a thriving Society and educational charity, offering benefits for all who seek to understand how railways have contributed to British geography, industry and culture. We collaborate with railway line societies and public museums to further the growth of historical knowledge. We supply information to model manufacturers both small and international.

Coronavirus Update 20 July 2020

Members: Points and the Journal should now arrive as normal. 

As the Coronavirus continues to make its presence felt and guidelines for at risk groups vary and change without notice, the Society will continue to be cautious. The M&SC will remain closed to the public and members for the rest of 2020 as the MRT site itself will remain closed to the public. Area group and other meetings during the Autumn are at the discretion of local group organisers. The postponed AGM will be a Zoom only meeting on 10 October and members will be sent details of how to join nearer the time.  Please see the ’What’s On’ page for any new schedule.


Trading of HMRS products via the website: Only limited access to the M&SC will be allowed for officers but during the summer we expect to re-start delivery of orders already made and reduce the backlog. Although the website is still processing any orders made, we request that you do not order anything except transfers at this stage - you will have to wait for delivery an unpredictable length of time. Your account will be charged at checkout. No postal or phone orders will be taken until the M&SC re-opens to the public.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but of course this is still necessary for us all.

The HMRS Trustees


Our Next Book will be Southern Style - Southern Railway

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Our Previous Book - still available when orders resume

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