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 20 December 2014 at Saltford. and is entitled
Our current programme may be seen here.
Modelling, new and old, plus the history of a fascinating type of loco.
BOOK ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS
PLEASE NOTE: Book orders received on 17 December will be processed and despatched but delivery in time for Christmas cannot be guaranteed. Our shop will be open the 17th & 19th of December to collect in person.
Tony Straw, EC Member 4, 13th December
More than 500 new items, with images, have been added to the on-line catalogue. These may be seen here.
Andrew Nummelin, Webmaster, 11th December
drawings catalogue update
Andrew Nummelin, Webmaster, 23rd November
Please note that I will be on holiday from the 11th. December until January 9th. 2015, so delivery times will be much longer than normal.
John Hancock, Photographic Sales Manager, 6th November
M&SC CHRISTMAS CLOSURE
The Museum and Study Centre will be closed on 24, 26 and 31 December 2014 plus 2 January 2015.
Tony Straw, EC Member 4, 6th November
An illustration of the use of Society resources
Correct Train Formation by John Chamney
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