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Clubs and Societies Directory - WEST SUSSEX

LOCAL RAILWAY CLUBS IN WEST SUSSEX - Societies based in a particular locale often with regular meetings and get togethers.
7mm Narrow Gauge Association (South Downs Group)
Contact Details: Hon Chairman,  Richard Rundle  07970 556651
The area group of 7mm NG Assoc for W.Sussex/E.Hants. We meet each month in members homes. We've would welcome new members to swell our ranks.
Each May we organise the well respected exhibition known affectionately as SWING.
Other activities include layout building (Personal projects & group modular layout) exhibiting layouts; Sharing ideas & plans for new projects, watching DVD's and chinwagging and eating sausage rolls and cake!
During the summer months we indulge in outings
Details last updated 2nd December 2018
Bognor Regis Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Graham Hignell
Meeting Venue: Aldingbourne Community Centre,  Olivers Meadow Westergate,  Bognor Regis  PO20 3YA
Meeting Day: General Meeting Tuesday Evenings   Meeting Times: 7:30pm - 10pm
Originally founded in 1952 as Bognor Regis Model Railway Circle, but later reformed in 1989 as the Bognor Regis Model Railway Club. We are a friendly group of about 40 plus members who model in most popular gauges from N through OO to O including NG and US outline. We have a number of club layouts and members layouts, details on our website, that we take to exhibitions. We meet on a Tuesday & Thurs evening and hold a junior club meeting once a month. Drop in & see if we're the club for you.
Details last updated 4th December 2017
Burgess Hill Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Ian Hadlow
Meeting Day: Monday   Meeting Times: 8pm Onwards
Small club with own premises situated near to Burgess Hill Town Centre. Meetings are held each Monday from 20.00 hours onwards. Visitors and prospective members are welcome and should contact the above named person or email via website link for further details.
Details last updated 18th February 2020
Crawley Model Railway Society
Contact Details: Secretary,  Paul Sharp
Meeting Venue: Crawley 
Meeting Day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday   Meeting Times: 19:30 - 22:00
Club evenings are Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7-30pm and 10pm with refreshments around 8-30pm. Visitors and prospective new members always welcome - please contact our secretary. Layouts in O, OO, HO, N
Details last updated 5th September 2019
East Grinstead Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Chairman / Exhibition Manager,  Mick Champion  01342 314228
Meeting Venue: East Court Mansion ( Council Offices ),  East Grinstead 
Meeting Day: Monday & Thursday   Meeting Times: 7.30pm- 10pm
Our club was started in 1940. We get invited to exhibitions all over the country with our exhibition layouts which total 6.
Details last updated 20th September 2016
G Scale Society West Sussex Local Area Group
Contact Details: Local Area Group Leader,  Mike Wakeling
Local Area Group of the Gscale Society covering West Sussex.
Once you have joined the Gscale society you will be notified of local events in West Sussex and across the South These include garden open days and public meets.
Details last updated 26th October 2017
Horsham Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Secretary,  Kevin Tayler
Meeting Venue: St Leonard's Church Hall,  Cambridge Road,  Horsham  RH13 5ED
Meeting Day: Wednesdays until 22:00   Meeting Times: 1st, 3rd & 5th 19: OO , 2nd & 4th 15: OO
We are a welcoming group and membership is open to anyone interested in building and running model railways or just talking trains. The Club is also an Area Group within the national network of the N Gauge Society.
The members are a mix of ages, child to retired, male and female, interests include N, HO, OO, OO9, O, On30 and G, in British, European and American guises incorporating trains, trams and buses. 2nd Hand stall most weeks. A venue for ideas, help, practical advice and fun!
Details last updated 28th January 2019
Milland Valley Railway Modellers
Contact Details: Organiser,  Tony Bettger  01428 741551
Meeting Day: 2nd Wednesday of each month   Meeting Times: 14.00hrs to 17.00hrs
An afternoon special interest group of Liphook U3A and Midhurst U3A, Open to ladies or gentlemen who are members of one of the following local Universities of the 3rd Age (U3A)- Liphook, Midhurst, Haslemere, Petersfield or Woolmer Forest.(All are on the Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey borders)There is a group membership fee in addition to the U3A subs. Meets at a private address
Details last updated 25th January 2020
Seaboard Southern
Contact Details: Secretary,  Dan Spalding
Meeting Venue: Tilgate Park, NR K2 Sports Centre,  Crawley 
Meeting Day: Every Friday & Saturdays   Meeting Times: 7.30-10.00pm
Modelling the north American way - a member of the south eastern division, british region of the nmra. Membership is open to everyone throughout the south-east of england. Permanent premises with large modular HO layout and weekly running with plans for other scales being considered. Come and visit us - new members always welcome!
Details last updated 21st May 2017
Sompting & District Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Publicity Manager,  Matthew Ayling
A well established club with a range of modellers. We model in 00, N and 009 guages. WE have some club layouts and of course many of our members have their own layouts. We meet on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays of each month at Sompting Village Hall, West Street, Sompting. We hold an annual exhibtion in May and a club open day in September each year. New members from 8 years onwards and more than welcome to join us.
Details last updated 3rd January 2020
South Shore Group, NMRA-BR
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary,  Bevis King  01243 778382
Meeting Venue: Sompting Village Hall,  West Street, Sompting,  NR Worthing  BN15 0BE
Meeting Day: 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at 7pm   Meeting Times: 7pm - 10pm
Meets the first, third and if it exists fifth Wednesday of each month at 7pm, except Xmas. Specializes in modelling North American railways railroads in a variety of scales (Active members do N, TT, HO, HOn3, On30, O and G) and eras from the 1880s to present day. We can offer a number of member's layouts for exhibitions. Please contact Secretary (Bevis King, 01243 778382 eves) or Treasurer (Ian Pennicott, 01243 783384 eves) for more details. Formerly known as West Sussex American Group. NMRA-BR
Details last updated 16th June 2019
The Sussex Downs OO9 Group
Contact Details: Chair,  Mr S Wilson  01903 761728
Meeting Venue: Home Farm,  Staplefield Road, Staplefield, Sussex,  Crawley 
Meeting Day: Alternate Fridays - see website for Diary   Meeting Times: 20.00 - 22.30
A collection of Narrow Gauge modellers, working mostly in 4mm scale on 9mm gauge track.
Details last updated 26th May 2020
West Sussex N Gauge MRC
Contact Details: Secretary,  Roger Miller
Meeting Venue: Sompting Village Hall,  Sompting  BN15 0BE
Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Friday   Meeting Times: 7pm to 10pm
Local group of the N gauge society meeting on the first and third Friday of each month 7PM to 10PM. DCC running nights - see club calendar.
Details last updated 7th August 2020
West Sussex O Gauge Group
Contact Details: General Dogsbody,  Mr Michael Hughes  01903 784011
Meeting Venue: Sompting Village Hall,  West Street, Sompting, Lancing,  Worthing  BN15 0BE
Meeting Day: usually 3rd Sunday in the month   Meeting Times: 1pm to 5 PM
An 'O' gauge club meeting once a month on a Sunday. We have a test track available for 2R finescale and scaleseven. Work is in process of a finescale exhibition end to end layout based around the area of the S&D. We also offer friendly advice and help, along with refreshments
Details last updated 4th June 2020
Worthing Model Railway Club
Contact Details: Chairman,  Peter Denton
Meeting Venue: WMRC Clubrooms,  Contact Us to Find Our Exact Location,  Worthing  BN14 9HS
Meeting Day: Wednesday & Thursday   Meeting Times: 7.30 to 10.00pm
A friendly club meeting twice a week at our dedicated clubrooms in Worthing, including refreshments and free parking. We have a number of layouts with a wide range of interests across many timescales and locations, and we organise our annual exhibition in September. Please do get in touch and we would be pleased to welcome you!
Details last updated 28th July 2019

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