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 28 May 2013 at Bury. and is entitled
"Railways to a Spa Town"
Our current programme may be seen here.
We have an extensive account of model railway to be operated prototypically plus a continuation of topics from the previous issue.
Click on the image for further details.
Railways Change Lives
We are pleased to promote a conference to be held in September at the National Archives and National Railway Museum. See the Academic Liaison page for details.
Andrew Nummelin, Webmaster, 6th April
An illustration of the use of Society resources
An LMS coach from Switzerland by Martin Lachmann
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