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 24 September 2014 at Bletchley. and is entitled
"Modelling in Gauge 3"
Our current programme may be seen here.
Some terrific modelling support, historical information and information on one of the layouts at our Museum that aptly can portray aspects of the First World War.
PHOTO PRICES REDUCED
Conventional black and white photo prices have been reduced to £1.10 to members and £1.60 to non-members. Photos are now supplied as postcard size, although if still in stock 6" x 4" can still be supplied if preferred, at the same price. Note that colour photos are now only supplied as digital prints. See order form for more details.
John Hancock, Photographic Sales Manager, 4th September
ALL OUR NEW BOOKS NOW REDUCED IN PRICE
As from 3rd September 2014 all our new books have been reduced in price. In most cases there is now just a single price for all. Newer titles such as Great Western Way and Merry Go Round still have a member discount but both prices have been reduced. For full details of the new prices please see the books order form
Tony Straw, EC Member 4, 3rd September
An illustration of the use of Society resources
An LMS coach from Switzerland by Martin Lachmann
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