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Clubs and Societies Directory - HAMPSHIRE

LOCAL RAILWAY CLUBS IN HAMPSHIRE - Societies based in a particular locale often with regular meetings and get togethers.
Alton Model Railway Group
Contact Details: Club Secretary,  Roger Joel  01420 562619
Meeting Venue: 8th Alton Scout Group Headquarters,  Anstey Park,  Alton  GU34 2NB
Meeting Day: Every Monday, except Bank Holidays.   Meeting Times: 8.00pm-10-30pm
Alton Model Railway Group currently has sections involved in the construction of layouts in British 'OO' & 'O' Gauges and American 'HO' scale. Our latest project is to continue refurbishing our first exhibition layout "Welles". More details of these can be found by accessing the individual section pages on our website. In addition, Group members are involved in 'G' Scale, 'HO' Scale Continental, American 'On30', British 'N' Gauge & British '4mm Finescale'. New members are always welcome.
Details last updated 12th November 2019
Andover Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Hon Secretary,  Barry Bond
Meeting Venue: Tangley-Wildern Parish Village Hall,  Samborne Lane Wildhern,  Andover  SP11 0JE
Meeting Day: Wednesday evening    Meeting Times: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Our club meeting nights are each Wednesday evening between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. As well as these club meetings we organise trips to preserved railways, other clubs, exhibitions, hold other rail themed social events and organise an annual two day exhibition. It is one of the biggest exhibtions in hampshire. We have layouts in 'N', 'oo', 'O', running and in progress. We also hold an 0 gauge test track running night on the last Tuesday of each month.
Details last updated 17th August 2020
Basingstoke & North Hants Model Railway Society
Contact Details: Club Chairman,  David Richards
Meeting Venue: Stratton Park, Off Pack Lane,  Basingstoke  RG22 5HN
Meeting Day: Mon/Tue/Thu evenings & Friday afternoons   Meeting Times: Evenings Start Time at 8pm
The society has its own club house and workshop in Basingstoke. We currently have 28 members, and have a wheel chair friendly hut. Meetings take place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. The club owns a variety of scaled layouts which include N /2mm, OO steam, OO diesel and electric and O gauge represented. Members regularly exhibit layouts in OO O and 2mm. We are on the look out for new members and also organize model railway classes. More details on website
Details last updated 23rd April 2019
Fareham & District Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  Roger Key
Meeting Venue: Clubrooms,  Portchester 
Meeting Day: Monday & Thursday, 0 Gauge group Wednesday daytime   Meeting Times: 19.00 On.
The Club has projects underway in 0, OO, and N scales. In addition we regularly host meetings of the local area groups of 16mm Narrow Gauge Society, 3mm Society and the N Gauge Society. We welcome members of all interest areas and skill levels. We also regularly participate in other Club's exhibitions both with layouts and with a small demonstration team.
Details last updated 23rd January 2018
G Scale Society Solent Area Group
Contact Details: Local Area Group Leaders,  Phil and Lin Spiegelhalter
Local Area Group of the G Scale Society covering the Solent area (Isle of Wight, Hampshire, etc). Once you have joined the G Scale Society you will be notified of local events in Solent area including garden open days and public meets.
Details last updated 8th May 2019
Gauge 1 MRA Salisbury Group
Contact Details: Chairman,  Dicky Boast  01980 652921
Meeting Venue: Admes,  Upping Copse,  Andover  SP11 7HT
Meeting Day: First Monday in the month.   Meeting Times: 2.30
We are a group of Modellers who are involved with railway modelling, in particular Gauge 1. We have a 60' by 40' club layout and some of us are fortunate to have our own garden railways which we use from time to time for informal steam ups. Most of our locomotives are live steam but we also have electric locos, mainly radio controlled. To see us at play look for our bacon butty bash on you tube.
Details last updated 22nd January 2019
Gosport Model Railroad Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  Bob Norris
Meeting Venue: St. Mary's Parish Centre, Alverstoke,  Green Road,  Alverstoke 
Meeting Day: one Saturday in the month   
ALL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.Gosport area, and once a month on a Friday evening in the Fareham area. We usually hold a members running meet one Saturday in the month, and a public running meet and mini exhibition four times a year, usually February, May, August and November. You can always be assured of a warm welcome.
Details last updated 21st March 2020
Liphook & District Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  Nick Harling  07979 186634
Meeting Venue: Milland Valley Memorial Hall,  Iping Road, Milland,  Liphook  GU30 7NA
Meeting Day: Friday   Meeting Times: 19.30 to 22.30
Small, friendly, active club, founded in 1964. The 14 members have interests in N, H0, OO & 0 scales British, Continental, American & Japanese outline, + Narrow gauge & tramways Regularly exhibits club or members layouts at regional & local shows. Members are currently constructing a British OO Southern layout & a German H0 layout Friedrichstrasse. Meets Friday evenings in Milland, 3 miles from Liphook, 7 miles from Petersfield & Midhurst
Details last updated 12th February 2020
New Forest Model Railway Society
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Mr Steve Brigden  01425 673668
Meeting Venue: Brockenhurst Village Hall,  Highwood Road Off Sway Road,  Brockenhurst  SO42 7RY
Meeting Day: Tuesday evening   Meeting Times: 7pm Till 10pm
New Forest Society meet every Tuesday evening 7pm till 10pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, off Sway Road, Brockenhurst Hants. We have club layouts in N, OO and O gauges with both steam & modern interests catered for. Casual visitors are always welcome but please contact us first if you plan to visit in July or August.
Details last updated 24th May 2019
Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society
Contact Details: Secretary,  John R Ardern Smith
Meeting Venue: Scout Hall,  Braishfield RD,  Romsey 
Meeting Day: Every Wednesday   Meeting Times: 7:30pm
We meet every Wednesday evening. All gauges modelled. British and Continental railways.
Details last updated 23rd June 2020
Solent Model Railway Group
Contact Details: Hon. Chairman,  Chris Berry
Meeting Venue: Platform 4 St Denys Railway Station,  St Denys,  Near Southampton  SO17 2EZ
Meeting Day: WEDNESDAY   Meeting Times: 19:00 - 21:30
A model railway club established in 1973, now based at St Denys railway station on platform 4 (direction Southampton). We are part of Eurotrack which involves clubs all over Europe. At present building a "00" Gauge layout (DCC). In the past we staged the Millbrook Model Railway Show in November and the Solent Model Railway Show inc Eurotrack, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill in February. Currently no future shows are planned.
Details last updated 11th June 2020
South Coast Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Chairman,  Steve Mosedale  07984 454787
Meeting Venue:
   Meeting Times: Open 24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week.
We are housed in a large industrial building where we have fixed layouts from Gauge 1, through 16mm and O gauge to layouts in OO and N gauge. We have over 50 members and pride ourselves on being a genuine friendly bunch. We often organise car shares to railway events. The club is accessible to members 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Why not come alongand bring something to run!
Details last updated 29th March 2019
South Hants Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  Richard Butler  01329 847989
Meeting Venue: Fort Widley,  Portsmouth 
Meeting Day: Thursday   Meeting Times: 20.00 - 22.00
Old established club mainly modelling in 4mm scale -EM and P4, with a small 7mm section. Club and members layouts regularly exhibited at local and national exhibitions. Club night Thursday 20-00 to 22-00hrs
Details last updated 26th October 2020
Southampton Model Railway Society
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Mr Ian Corps  02392 499554
Meeting Venue: Unit 1b, Kemps Quay,  Quayside Road,  Southampton  SO18 1BZ
Meeting Day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday   Meeting Times: 7pm to 10pm
The Southampton Model Railway Society has a wide range of interests, in both the prototype and modelling. Club layouts in OO, O and N gauges are normally available, as test tracks and operational practice for when they are taken out to Model Railway Exhibitions around the country. A number of members also have their own layouts on the Exhibition circuit. We have run workshops for members to share their experience and talents in a variety of electrical and creative skills.
Details last updated 20th April 2019
The Burley Model Railway and General Modelling Group
Contact Details: Group Coordinator,  Robin Pellatt
The Burley Model Railway and General Modelling Group is an informal group of modellers who meet to share progress with their current projects and join together to undertake group projects. We have an Open Day once a year and a stand at the village show.
Details last updated 17th February 2021
The Railway Enthusiasts' Club
Contact Details: Chairman,  Nigel Smith  01252 542574
Meeting Venue: 103 Hawley Lane,  Farnborough  GU14 8JG
Meeting Day: Tuesday Evening   Meeting Times: 19.30hrs
Started in 1953, we are a friendly group of Railway Enthusiasts with wide interests and an emphasis on modelling.
LAYOUTS. The club has layouts in N, OO, EM and O Gauges. See the club website for details
LIBRARY. Our library has a good selection of Books, DVD's and Photographs to browse
HALL HIRE. The Hall is available to hire for functions. See club website for details. EXHIBITION. We hold our annual model railway exhibition in Woking,Surrey in September, see
Details last updated 7th September 2019
Victory Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  Mrs Samantha Cotillard  07577 950672
Meeting Venue: St James Church,  Milton,  Portsmouth  PO4 8PG
Meeting Day: Tuesdays   Meeting Times: 19:00 (7-Pm) Till 22:00 (10-Pm)
Portsmouth's premiere club for model railway enthusiasts of every level of experience
Details last updated 18th November 2018
Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers
Contact Details: Secretary,  William Booth
Meeting Venue: At Various Members Homes Or at Exhibitions, 
Meeting Day: 3rd Saturday of the month (usually)   
We are a group of modellers interested in narrow gauge in all scales. Meetings are generally held once a month at members' homes or at some of the larger NG events. New members always welcome, we model from live steam in 16mm through to OO9 and HOe. Our members often exhibit at shows thoughout the South - talk to one of them for details about the group. A regular newsletter links the group.
Details last updated 2nd June 2020
Winchester Railway Modellers
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Nick Hargreaves  07703 658474
Meeting Venue: Winchester  SO22 6RE
Meeting Day: Wednesday   Meeting Times: 7-9.30pm
Membership of around 30 with wide ranging modelling interests from pre-grouping to modern image. Layouts at the club in 0, 00 and EM scales. Main exhibition layout currently in 00 but development always underway.
Details last updated 21st December 2020

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