logo and link to home page
logo and link to home page link to site navigation


small screen




A page from the web site of the Historical Model Railway Society.
Mon 24 Oct 2016


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 26 October 2016 at Bletchley, and is entitled

"to be announced"

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

Our current programme may be seen here.

Constructing 5″ Gauge Wagons

In April 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 to 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. The subscription list will be opened as soon as the new HMRS website with internet trading is available, so watch this space.

Download a leaflet about the book here

Jonathan David, Publications Co-ordinator, 17th October



Reading poster and link to web site section


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

Click the heading button for more information.

illustration of a transfer


53 different historically accurate sheets for modellers.

Click the heading button for more information.