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Clubs and Societies Directory - DORSET

LOCAL RAILWAY CLUBS IN DORSET - Societies based in a particular locale often with regular meetings and get togethers.
Bearwood Group https://bearwoodamrg.wordpress.com/ Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Contact Officer,  Tom Winlow,  Hampshire   Tel: 023 8026 1971
Meeting Venue: Bearwood Community Centre,  King John Avenue,  Bournemouth  BH11 9TF
Meeting Day: 2nd Saturday of each month   Meeting Times: 9-4
Bearwood Group of the Dorset and Hampshire Division of the National Model Railroaders Association British Region
Details last updated 31st October 2016
Blandford Forum Railway Club www.newblandfordrailwayclub.co.uk
Contact Details: Secretary,  Ron Clegg,  Blandford Forum,  Dorset   Tel: (01258) 861638
Meeting Venue: Blandford Forum Scout Hut,  Eagle House Gardens,  Blandford Forum  DT11 7BT
Meeting Day: Every Wednesday   Meeting Times: 9am - 12.30pm
Blandford Forum Railway Club was set up to build a near-scale 'OO' gauge model of the town's S&DJR station, as recalled in the 1950s-60s. The layout featured in the February 2011 edition of Railway Modeller. It is on permanent display inside the Museum and available for viewing during Museum opening times. Our latest project is a model of Spetisbury station, to be followed by Bailey Gate. We also meet up at 7pm on the 2nd Monday of every month, also at the Scout Hut, for talks, slide shows, etc.
Details last updated 21st October 2015
Central Southern Gauge O Group www.csg0g.org Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Treasurer,  Gary Frigot,  58 Whitchurch Avenue,  Broadstone,  Dorset   BH18 8LP Tel: 07905 749812
Meeting Venue: Allendale Community Centre,  Hanham Road,  Wimborne  BH21 1AS
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month   Meeting Times: 7.15pm
Local 0 gauge group that meet on the second Wednesday of the month to use their own test track or for talks on modelling interests.
Details last updated 19th February 2017
Christchurch Model Railway Club www.christchurchmrc.org.uk Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Pete Whitcher,  8 Belvedere Road,  Christchurch,  Dorset   BH23 1PT Tel: 01202486802
Meeting Venue: Clubhouse At The Rear Of 46 Portfield Road,  Access Through Robin Gardens,  Christchurch 
Meeting Day: Tuesdays   Meeting Times: 7.00 P.M. Until 9.00 P.M.
Currently the club has around 20 members ranging in age from 16 to 80. We support other organisations, as well as local charity shows, by exhibiting when invited. We also enjoy a social side to include wives, partners, family and friends. Visitors are always welcome to join in with the talk and work in the clubhouse.
Details last updated 14th September 2015
East Dorset Area N Gauge Group www.eastdorsetngauge.co.uk Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Exhibition Manager,  Keith Dibden,  3 Riggs Gardens,  Bournemouth,  Dorset   BH11 8QZ Tel: 07970 641493
Meeting Venue: Kinson Community Centre (Pelhams),  Millhams Road, Kinson,  Bournemouth  BH10 7LH
Meeting Day: 2nd & 4th Friday monthly see website for dates   Meeting Times: 7:00 - 10:00pm
A friendly group of enthusiasts who meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month except the 4th Friday in December!
Learning from each others expertise, knowledge and mistakes!
The club is in the process of building a new 18ft long club N gauge layout "Benbridge"
New members welcome at all meetings.
Details last updated 22nd February 2017
Isle of Purbeck Model Railway Group Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Publicity Officer,  Robin Brasher,  Flat 6 Sandringham Court,  140 High Street,  Swanage,  Dorset   BH19 2PA Tel: 01929 427015
Meeting Venue: 1st Floor, The Stables, Godlingston Manor,  Washpond Lane,  Swanage  BH19 3DJ
Meeting Day: 2nd Friday each month.   Meeting Times: 18:00
Room 120 feet long containing one of the largest 0 gauge layouts in the Country based on the Swanage Railway and Shillingstone, freelance double track 00 gauge layout, N gauge double track Cinderford layout and small portable N gauge double track layout. 0 gauge layout is fine scale and digital. Cinderford is finished. We are working on the other layouts. We also have a working evening every Wednesday from 18:00 to 21:00. Admission £2. For £5 per month you can come whenever you want.
Details last updated 23rd December 2016
Poole and District Model Railway Society Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Secretary,  Kerry Pope,  5 Pimpern Close,  Canford Heath,  Poole,  Dorset   BH17 9EB Tel: 01202 267461
Meeting Venue: Stert Road,  Poole 
Meeting Day: Tuesdays and Fridays   Meeting Times: 7.30pm - 10.00pm
We are a small model railway group, with club layouts in N, OO (Under construction. HOe under construction and a multigauge test track. We are based near the railway station in Stert Road, Poole, Dorset
Details last updated 19th December 2015
Shaftesbury & Gillingham Railway Society Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Secretary,  David Harrington,  2 Stour Row Cottages,  Stour Row,  Shaftesbury,  Dorset   SP7 0QF Tel: 01747 830615
Meeting Venue: West Stour Village Hall,  West Stour,  Shaftesbury 
Meeting Day: Monday (except Bank Holidays)   Meeting Times: 7.30pm
The Society meets every Monday evening except bank holidays from 7.30pm at West Stour Village Hall near Shaftesbury. We are a small friendly group and are currently constructing a 00 Gauge double track circular layout featuring a country junction station with a branch line. We also have an N-gauge layout, which we exhibit. We also have occasional slide shows and club outings etc.
Details last updated 15th September 2015
Thorncombe Rail Activities Club http://sites.google.com/site/traclubsite/ Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Chairman,  Richard Holt,  The School House,  Chard Street,  Thorncombe Near Chard,  Dorset   TA20 4NE Tel: 01460 30428
Meeting Venue: Thorncombe Village Hall,  Chard Street,  Thorncombe Near Chard  TA20 4NE
Meeting Day: Third Wednesday in Month, not July and August   Meeting Times: 1930
We are a general interest railway club with no special area - all gauges, all countries. Railway modelling is included in our interests, and a significant number of meetings are on this subject.
Details last updated 2nd August 2017
Weymouth Model Railway Association www.weymouthmra.org.uk Contact Club by mail
Contact Details: Secretary,  Richard St Leger,    Tel: 01305 269664 (evenings only)
Meeting Venue: Memorial Hall,  Victoria Ave, Upwey,  Weymouth  DT3 5NG
Meeting Day: Monday   Meeting Times: 7pm to 10pm
Membership of Weymouth's established club offers the opportunity to meet other local railway modellers and exchange information, opinions and ideas. We have members with a wide range of skills and abilities, and invite participation in the design, construction and operation of layouts. Current projects in N, OO, and 0 gauges. We have OO and 0 test tracks for members to run their own stock.
Details last updated 7th May 2017
Wimborne Railway Society www.wimrail.org.uk
Contact Details: Chairman,  Mr Barry Moorhouse,   
Meeting Venue: United Reform Church,  Chapel Lane,  Wimborne  BH21 1PP
Meeting Day: Tuesdays (Modelling). Thursdays (General)   Meeting Times: Tues 1900-2200, Thur 1930-2230
The Society was founded in 1975, and now meets twice a week, and has 100+ members.
It arranges talks and visits on the prototype
It has model layouts in O, OO, and OO9, and a multi-gauge oval test track
'The Corkscrew' magazine has 6 issues a year
club events include illustrated presentations by guest speakers and club members, visits to mainline, heritage & other privately owned railways, museums, in-house quizzes & photographic competitions.
Details last updated 16th May 2017

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