News

This section contains news about the club, its members and items that may be of interest to railway modellers.

Moving Boxes

Hunt for a new home

After some 30 years in the same premises Tonbridge Model Railway Club (TMRC) finds itself in need of a new home. 


We have recently found temporary premises but these do not offer storage for our layouts so are not ideal.

Our new home would ideally be in Tonbridge with parking and public transport nearby along with a space to store our layouts and other modelling supplies (we have our own shed). We rented our previous venue.

If you can assist we'll happy to hear from you. (use the footer on this page or the 'contact us' section)

Printing Process

Stop Press

1. Open day 

In lieu of our cancelled 2022 exhibition the club is organising an open day showcasing the club and some members layouts. It's being held at our normal exhibition venue, the 'Tonbridge Angel Centre'. More details are available on the 'Exhibition' page available from the menu.  This is meant to be very much the Club on display, with the emphasis on interacting with the public (and having a fun day too). 

Newspaper

Other News

A series about Hornby is currently being shown on 'Yesterday' and available via UKTVPLAY website. Its well worth a watch. The site also hosts a wide range of real life series such as 'impossible railways' which are also worth watching.

New JG club layout.jpg

New Club Layout

A new club layout is under development. This is designed to be easily transported in the back of a members car so it can be stored elsewhere yet easily worked on in the current club room. More details are available in the layout section (click the picture)

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Competitions

The annual modelling, photo and new shoe box challenge competitions were held on the 17th February this year (2022) with a range of interesting entries and well attended. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all who entered. Pictures of some of the entries can be seen on the 'Modelling' page

 

Events

This section contains specific events that are happening at the club or that the club is involved in. Items are members only unless stated otherwise.

Talks

Various dates (see below)

More talks and demos are planned for later in the year and details will appear here once confirmed

AGM

12th May 2022

The Annual General Meeting of Tonbridge MRC will take place on Thursday 12th May 2022 at the Age UK Hall, Bradford Street, Tonbridge. We open from 7.00 pm as usual with the AGM probably starting 7.30, but this will be confirmed. Any motions to be put to the meeting should be made in accordance with the Club rules (as agreed at the last AGM).

2022 Open Day

28th May 2022

See 'Exhibition' page for details of layouts attending etc.  This is open to the general public.

Working nights

Various dates (see below)

  • 00 Test Track available … March 17th & 31st … April 14th & 28th

  • Jon’s new layout at Club … due most Thursdays

  • Beaminster Board(s) at Club … dates to be arranged.