About Us

Page last updated: 23/01/2021


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.
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 costs of TMRC can be obtained fromm the club secretary

Meetings are currently suspended due to the pandemic.

We are also seeking a new home to meet in and store our layouts. If you can help, please get in touch by email: tonbridgemrc@yahoo.co.uk.


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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