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A page from the web site of the Historical Model Railway Society.
Thu 30 Mar 2017


Recording Britain's railways for tomorrow's generations

Are you a Modeller of Railways?

Are you interested in any aspects of Railways?

Do you work on a Preserved Railway?

The HMRS has lots for you…

Find out more here!


Join us to share your knowledge so others can learn something new, and share your problems so someone can help you.

Next Meeting

As an educational charity, our meetings are open to the public without charge.

The next one will be held on 31 March 2017 at Great Baddow, Chelmsford, and is entitled

"The Growth of Railways in Kent."

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Our current programme may be seen here.

Constructing 5 inch Gauge Wagons

In May 2017 the HMRS will be publishing this major book by Doug Hewson. 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. To enable the Society to gauge demand and keep costs down, advance subscriptions are being invited. If you subscribe before 31 March 2017 you will be able to purchase the book for just £30 plus p&p and save £20 compared with the post publication price, and you can have your name listed in the book as a subscriber. When the new HMRS website is launched, you will be able to subscribe on-line. In the meantime, if you would like to subscribe please contact our Treasurer at treasurer@hmrs.org.uk, providing him with full contact details. He will then provide you with information to enable you to pay by your chosen method.

Download a leaflet about the book here

Jonathan David, Publications Co-ordinator, 18th January



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One of the 52140 in our on-line catalogue.

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The HMRS has been involved with:

  • Exploring Archives; Reading; June 2015
  • Exploring the Project Based Economy; Ironbridge; May 2015
  • By Air, Sea and Land - Transport and Mobility through the Archives; Belfast; Sept. 2014
  • Industrious Fabric of Leeds; Leeds; May 2014
  • The Beating Heart of London's Business; London; Apr. 2013
  • Archives, Artefacts, Amateurs & Academics; Derby; Apr. 2012

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