• 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

  • 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.

Welcome to our new web site.

The trading part of this site is still being finalised and so, temporarily, no purchases are possible

The new site will offer on-line possibilities to join and to buy products and we trust you will find this more convenient that the old website.

Some features of our old site have not (yet) been incorporated into the new one. The catalogue listings, in some areas, are not as extensive as previously: these are being checked before uploading to the new site which is time consuming.

We do hope that all features of the site function as intended but we apologise if we have got something wrong.

Constructing 5″ Gauge Wagons

Cover of Constructing 5" Gauge Wagons bookOur latest book has just been published. 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.

Until the on-line shopping system is functional, to buy a copy of the book please write to the address on the Contact page. The book is priced at £50 (£35 for members), the charge for UK post & packing is £6.50, please ask for a quotation for overseas orders.

Become a Member?

The society welcomes new members who would like to share

their knowledge and experience for the benefit of others

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or feedback we would love to hear from you.


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