About the club

Railway Tracks

Tonbridge Model Railway Club (TMRC) was formed by a small band of local modellers in 1980 and has evolved over the last few decades to become the thriving club it is today.

It comprises around 50 members from across Kent and Sussex. Their interests cross a broad spectrum of the hobby; some are fine scale modellers while others prefer running models straight from the box and cover a range of scales, gauges and prototypes. The club has layouts from N gauge to O gauge. You can see some of these in the 'layouts' section of this site.

Members typically spend club nights working on layouts, building kits, running their latest purchases or just having a good chat and a cup of tea. 

In addition the club has a growing social media presence. 

The club runs a range of events 

  • Modelling and photographic competitions, judged by the members on the last meeting of the year prior to Christmas

  • Annual exhibition held every year on a Saturday in mid February. See the 'Exhibition' section of the website for more details.

  • Occasional talks from guest speakers on range of topics from modelling to the real thing. 

  • AGM (members only) where discussions on topics such as finances, votes on motions from members and re-election of committee members take place, and normally held in May

  • Newsletter to members provided at least 4 times a year

Unfortunately club nights are suspended until further notice due to the restrictions on meetings as a result of the COVID virus and the lack of a place to meet due to the loss of access to our previous venue though hopefully this wont be for much longer. Many club members are keeping in touch using social media, e-mail and via the club news letter, sharing their modelling activities,  providing encouragement, humour and the 'Why didn't I think of that...'