Area Groups

The Historical Model Railway Society has a number of Area Groups operating in various parts of the UK that hold events throughout the year. These may be talks, demonstrations, visits or just social occasions and offer an excellent method of getting to know HMRS members and finding out more about the Society. The meetings of the Groups are listed on our "What's On" page and being an educational charity, all the meetings are open without charge to visitors; so come along, introduce yourself and find what we can offer you.

To contact any of the Groups, please use the form towards the bottom of this page. Full contact details of the organisers are included in the Directory issued to members.

Australian and New Zealand Area Group, ANZAG

The ANZAG is a virtual area group that meets by Zoom at a time to suit members in Australia and New Zealand. At present we meet on the 2nd Monday of each month for an hour or so starting at 2.30pm Canberra time but we can be flexible, so if you are in one of the time zones from WA to NZ and would like to meet other members, contact us.


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Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 19:30. The venue is Whaddon Way Church Centre, Beaverbrook Court, Whaddon Way, BLETCHLEY, MK3 7JS.

The Whaddon Way Church building is the new building on the corner of Whaddon Way and Beaverbrook Court.  There is limited car-parking in Beaverbrook Court.
All Wednesday meetings commence at 19:30, except the May evening out which will commence at 19:00 and the November meeting which will commence at 18:30.


Meetings are held on the last Saturday of the month in the Wansdyke Room, Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford,  BS31 3BY, starting at 14.30. This is located just off the A4 at Saltford between Bristol and Bath. 


Please note the venue for the March to May 2024 meetings is The Ron White Room, Keene Hall, Watchouse Road, Galleywood, CM2 8PT. Entry to the Ron White Room is by a back door adjacent to the car park at the rear of Keene Hall. There is no access from the main entrance.


The restarting of these meetings is being explored for 2024.


Meetings take place on the second Thursday in the month (unless otherwise stated) and are held at London Road Station, Shaftesbury Place, BRIGHTON at 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start. Entrance through main external door on the south (down) side.

Frequent train service. By car heading south, turn left off the A23 on the one-way system just after passing under the London Road Viaduct, then left opposite ‘The Signalman’ pub half way up the hill. Note: Meters operate till 8pm. PLEASE NOTE Commencing in March our meetings will start at 8.10 pm to make it easier for those attending to find a parking space. Parking Restrictions come off at 8.00pm

For members who cannot get to one of the Area Groups we have a email group: details of how to join are made available in our members' newsletter. 

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Please note that the Society is run by volunteers in their spare time so responses may not always be very rapid.

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