The Historical Model Railway Society
The Historical Model Railway Society is a UK Registered Educational Charity "founded in 1950 by historians and modellers to collect and exchange records, drawings and photographs in the interests of historical accuracy in modelling". (Andrew Dow in The Oxford Companion to British Railway History, Simmons & Biddle (editors), OUP 1997)
A Definitive Rail History Source
The Society is one of the definitive sources of information on Britain's long and varied railway history, from the very beginning to the present day. It gathers, stores, and widely distributes historical railway information, thereby providing you with all the vital information you need to build historically accurate models. Whether you are a railway modeller, a railway historian or a railway enthusiast you will find plenty to interest you here.To find out more about how we can help you, browse this site, visit our Museum and Study Centre, attend an Area Group meeting or make yourself known on our exhibition stand. Liking what you find, sign up and join in.
As an educational charity, our meetings are open to the public without charge. The next one will be held on 12 March 2014 at Oldbury. and is entitled
Our current programme may be seen here.
Oddities and things that were wrong this time, plus some lovely models.
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John Hancock, our photo sales manager, has provided some additional scans of items in our collection. These may be seen here.
Andrew Nummelin, Webmaster, 22nd February
An illustration of the use of Society resources
Old Wagons to "P4" standards. by Andrew Nummelin
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