About Us

Tonbridge Model Railway Club comprises around 50 members from across Kent and Sussex.


Club members interests cross a broad spectrum of the hobby, some are finescale modellers while others prefer running models straight from the box.


Scales and gauges encompassed by club members range from O gauge to N gauge, with club layouts in O, O-16.5, OO and N gauges for club members to work on on Thursday evenings. We also meet one Tuesday a month for work nights where the focus is the construction of club layouts and being able to do those jobs that aren't practical on a busy Thursday evening.

Club members also benefit from use of the club's library, which features a good range of books, magazines and DVD's covering many aspects of modelling and prototypes.


The last meeting of the year prior to Christmas sees the club hold modelling and photographic competitions, judged by the members. Categories covered in both competitions include locomotives, rolling stock and scenery or other subjects.
The club meets every Thursday evening in the Scout Hut, Lamberts Yard, Tonbridge from 7.30pm until around 10pm.
There is car parking available in the River Lawn car park which is located adjacent to the premises. Members typically spend club nights working on layouts, running their latest purchases on the test track or just having a good chat and a cup of tea.
However, on selected evenings through the year, guest speakers present informal presentations, sometimes on modelling topics and sometimes on prototype matters.
The highlight of the year for the club is the annual exhibition, held in February. Over the last 30 years this has grown from a small gathering of 5 layouts in a local hall to the show we put on today, featuring over 50 stands in one of the largest venues in Tonbridge.

Membership of TMRC costs just £30 a year.

If you are interested in joining why not come down to the scout hut one Thursday evening to find out more or contact our secretary via the contact us section of this website.


If you would like more details about the club, membership or our exhibition, why not contact us using the details below.

By phone: Call Jon Gettens, Club Secretary, on 01959 523 840

By email: The club email address is tonbridgemrc@yahoo.co.uk and your email will then be passed to the relevant person to deal with your enquiry.

Please note, we are not connected to the Tonbridge miniture railway outside Tonbridge swimming pool.


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