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A page from the web site of the Historical Model Railway Society.
Thu 19 Jan 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 25 January 2017 at Bletchley, and is entitled

"A Game of two halves"

For full details of this event click i symbol and link to more information

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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Visit us in our HQ at Swanwick Junction on the Midland Railway.

On weekdays we are normally open on Wednesdays and most Fridays from 9.30am until 3.00pm. Access is via the blue door on the road side of the building: see the photo. There is a bell push on the wall to the right hand side of the door. It is always advisable to enquire beforehand to make sure we are open: this especially applies to Fridays.

ACCESS TO THE SHOP will be available on the above days and at the same hours.

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Meetings around the country are open to all.

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