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Clubs and Societies Directory - ESSEX

LOCAL RAILWAY CLUBS IN ESSEX - Societies based in a particular locale often with regular meetings and get togethers.
Basildon Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Derek Tresadern  07857 888093
Meeting Venue: The Old Pavilion,  Timberlog Close,  Basildon  SS14 1UX
Meeting Day: Wednesday   Meeting Times: 7:30 - 10:30pm
Meets every Wednesday at the Old Pavilion, Mopsies park 7:30 - 10:30pm.
We have our own clubhouse available 7 days a week and is being improved every week - And is wheelchair friendly. We cater for young and old modelling enthusiasts.
Details last updated 14th February 2020
Benfleet - St Mary's Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Joint Convenor,  Stephen Bull  07767 243619
Meeting Venue: St Mary's Church Hall,  376 High Road,  Benfleet  SS7 5HL
Meeting Day: Every Thursday   Meeting Times: 7.30pm
A mutual-Interest group of railway modellers who aim to to expand and explore their knowledge of modelling culminating in the building of a layout suitable to be exhibited.
Details last updated 16th October 2019
Billericay MRG
Contact Details: Secretary,  Nick Whelan
Meeting Venue: Billericay 
A small friendly group meeting in Billericay. Formed to build layouts that display our ideas on layout construction, and to have fun doing it.
We have 3 exhibition layouts (Jakes Yard - OO, Southcliffe - N, School Lane - 00), with another N gauge layout under construction.
Membership is by invitation only, but should you like to be considered, please contact us. We have our own club house and meet on most days/evenings and would be pleased to hear from potential members.
Details last updated 8th August 2020
Braintree & Halstead MRC
Contact Details: Membership Secretary,  Bob French  0755 116 9395
Meeting Venue: East Anglian Railway Museum,  Chappel & Wakes Colne Station,  Colchester  CO6 2DS
Meeting Day: Monday/Thursday. Open for members any day   Meeting Times: 7.00pm Monday, 10.00am Thursday
Small friendly model railway club based at the East Anglian Railway Museum Chappel & Wakes Colne Station
We are housed in building 70' x 42'. The club house has a kitchen, large O gauge room, Large oo/n gauge room, exhibition room, work room, library. We meet Monday night 7pm-10.00 and all day on a Thursday from 10.00. New members are always welcome. Please contact Bob on 07551169395 email: hugh.french885@gmail.com or give Steve a ring on 07768 781660
Details last updated 23rd August 2019
Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Club Secretary, Web Administrator,  Andrew Smith
Meeting Day: Mondays & Wednesdays   Meeting Times: 7:00pm Until 10:00pm
The friendly local model railway club. Modelling model railways in various scales and gauges from N gauge to G scale and all others.
Our club has many layouts that are available for exhibitions. We also have Members layouts that are availble for model railway exhibitions. Quite a few of our members arrange Model Railway events as fund raisers for our local community causes. ie. School and Church fetes and Christmas bazaars, etc.
Details last updated 3rd March 2019
Clacton on Sea N Gauge Club
Contact Details: NGS Co-Ordinator,  Alfredo Gallone  07838 971951
Meeting Venue: Brotherhood Hall,  St Osyth Road,  Clacton on Sea  CO15 3BW
Meeting Day: Monday    Meeting Times: 7pm
Clacton on Sea N Gauge Club have recently formed to promote N gauge model railways in our area. We welcome new members who are interested in building, modelling, and running N gauge layouts. Most of our group are members of the N Gauge Society.
Details last updated 15th January 2020
Colchester & District Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Director,  Paul Evans  01376 570156
Meeting Venue: The Club House, Armoury Farm,  Armoury Road, West Bergholt,  Colcehster  CO6 3JP
Meeting Day: Thursday   Meeting Times: 2000 -2200
The Colchester Model Railway Club has several layouts available for exhibition, OO Arbour Lane and OO9 Midshires. The members are working on a New N gauge layout and aset of Ngauge modules. We have 1 OO tail chaser available for running, both DCC & DC . The club supports members when their private layouts are invited to exhibitions. New members and visitors are welcome.
Details last updated 23rd January 2020
Epping Railway Circle
Contact Details: Secretary,  John Woods
The Epping Railway Circle consists of about 20 members with a common appreciation of railways, both real and model. We meet once a month in Theydon Bois to operate our 'OO' gauge club layout "Tanglewood Common". We have held exhibitions every two years at Theydon Bois Village Hall, but are now changing to an annual exhibition in November
Details last updated 31st January 2018
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Steve Wraight  01708 701290
Meeting Venue: Adjacent to Chadwell Heath Station,  Romford  RM6 4BU
Meeting Day: Various see description   Meeting Times: Various See Description
The Ilford and West Essex MRC meets next to Chadwell Heath BR Station. Formed in 1930 the Ilford and WE is the UK's fourth oldest. We meet '00 and N' (Tuesdays 8-10pm), 'American HO' (Wednesdays 8-10pm), '0' (Fridays 8-10pm) with 7 1/4 Live Steam (Wed. & Sun. 10am - 4pm) Open days 1st Sunday monthly April to September.
Details last updated 15th April 2019
Mid Essex Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  David Zelly  07973 382916
Meeting Venue: Please Contact Our Secretary For Details, 
Meeting Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays - a few on Wednesday mornings   Meeting Times: 8pm Till 1030pm
A Friendly Model Railway Club, whose Members enjoy N to Full size railways. Presently constructing layouts in OO and N, with HO, EM and OO layouts already constructed.
Details last updated 13th March 2019
Romford Model Railway Society
Contact Details: Secretary & Treasurer,  Alan Kay  07946 615381
Meeting Venue: Hornchurch 
Meeting Day: Monday and Friday   Meeting Times: 6.30 to 10.00
Club based in Hornchurch, Essex comprising members interested in all gauges including live steam; large show held each November.
Details last updated 19th May 2019
Saffron Walden Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Treasurer And Exhibition Manager,  Julian Nettle  01799 521029
Meeting Venue: Abbey Lane United Reformed Church,  Abbey Lane,  CB10 1AG
Meeting Day: TBC   Meeting Times: 7.30 to 9.30 P.M.
We are not meeting currently due to new regulations. We will update this when we are able to meet again
Details last updated 14th September 2020
Shoeburyness Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Rev. John Stanton  01702 547871
Meeting Venue: Please Contact Via Email For Details,  Shoeburyness 
Meeting Day: Monday   Meeting Times: 19:30hrs Until End
Local model railway club, located in Shoeburyness, Essex, we currently have members working in 2mm (N), 4mm (00), 7mm (O), SM32mm Narrow gauge. We also arrange the largest two day annual exhibition in Essex, normally on the third weekend in November each year, see our website for details of this years show and more information about the club.
Details last updated 2nd January 2019
South East Essex Railway Society
Contact Details: Chairman,  Roger Pickford  01702 477638
Meeting Venue: Friends Meeting House,  Dundonald Drive,  Leigh on Sea 
Meeting Day: Tuesday or Thursday   Meeting Times: 19.30
A society covering the whole range of railway interests from prototype to modelling. We hold weekly meetings when for three weeks in every month talks are presented to the membership. On the fourth week we erect our test track for members to display their models in all gauges from N to Gauge 1. We have a membership of circa 100 and have a weekly attendance of around 40. During the summer months we hold garden meetings to view members garden railways.
Details last updated 24th December 2019
Tendring Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Club Secretary,  Malcolm Margerison  07870 980883
Meeting Venue: Annex,  141 Old Road,  Clacton-On-Sea  CO15 4AU
Meeting Day: Every Monday afternoon. Every Weds evening   Meeting Times: Monday 1-4pm; Wednesday 7-10pm
Tendring Model Railway Club (formerly Tendring Hundred Model Railway Club) is a Clacton on Sea based club.Modelling O(DC);00(DCC)and N(DC&DCC)gauge. With it's own 'new' clubroom the club now meets every Mon afternoon 1-4pm; Wednesday 7pm-10pm. We are open to anyone over the age of 18 who has an interest in Model Railways. We are a membership only based club, at the moment we are able to take another 6-10 new members.
Details last updated 5th May 2020
Thamesiders Model Railroad Group
Contact Details: Webmaster And Technical Manager,  Geoff Tiller  01245 604031
Meeting Venue: Frating 
Meeting Day: Third Saturday of each month    Meeting Times: 10:00 to 17:00
The Thamesiders MRG is a a local group of the British Region of the National Model Railroad Association, the premier society for modellers of North American railroading. Membership of the NMRA is not required but is strongly encouraged. The group meets in Frating, North Essex at a private site, usually on the third Saturday of every month. We are building and operating a series of modules in both N and HO scales. Our HO modular layouts are available to exhibitions.
Details last updated 24th June 2017

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