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.
A start has been made with publishing meeting reports here.
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.
The Bletchley Area Group working on their layout. (Photo by Tony Manktelow)
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.
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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.
A merry group of Essex AG members at the East Anglian Railway Museum in May. (Photo by Christine Parnell)
Meetings are usually held on the last Friday of the month unless this clashes with public holidays. Our venue is St.Mary's Church Centre, Great Baddow, CM2 7JU. Occasionally we visit a member's layout and we endeavour to have an outing in the Summer.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 18:30 for 19:00 at The Model Railway Club, 4 Calshot Street, LONDON, N1 9DA.
Meetings take place on the second Thursday in the month (unless otherwise stated) and are held at London Road Station, Shaftesbury Place, BRIGHTON at 7.40 pm for an 8.10 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 Our meetings 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 Forum on the Members' web site and a group on Groups.io: details of how to join these are made available in our members' newsletter.
Please note that the Society is run by volunteers in their spare time so responses may not always be very rapid.