NMRA British Region Divisional Representatives act as a focal point for all members in their geographical areas as shown below. They are familiar with local activities and concerns and can ensure that anything that can’t be sorted out locally is brought to the BoD’s attention for resolution. A further role is to welcome new members to their area, to introduce them to people with similar interests if appropriate, and to ensure their smooth integration into local activities. Please send changes to listings to email@example.com
Cyder Belt Division 01
Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
James Lucas, 12 Yeomead, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 1JA
tel: 07715 173909, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Herefordshire, Goucestershire and Worcestershire:
Worcester ‘N’ Gaugers Meets are held at Viney Hill Social Club (just off the A48 in between Lydney and Blakeney) four times a year, Meets held under the guise of “Snake Bend Railroad” which is an “N scale” modular layout operated by DCC. The group layout includes modules from the 1950s right up to the modern “BNSF/ UP/ CSX/ NS” era and all those pre-merger railroad eras in between – we enjoy playing trains!! Doors open to visitors between 12:00 and 4:00 pm. Beverages and biscuits are provided and all visitors are encouraged to operate trains on the layout. Details of the meet dates, directions, etc. are on our website, www.worcsngauge.co.uk.
North West Division 02
Merseyside, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Isle of Man
Alan Wyatt 07890537980 email@example.com
Calder Northern Group Meets at Crewe Heritage Centre, off Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB
2023 – 9th October, 13th November, 11th December.
2024 – 13th January, 10th February, 9th March, 13th April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December
North Eastern Division 03
Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland
Chris Hobbs, 8 Rosewood Close, Worksop, Notts S81 7RD
07449 938 889 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield Area. No active group at this time. Any queries please refer to above. Ideas and suggestions for a new group or a meeting place welcome.
Newcastle upon Tyne. (Northumbria Subdivision) Regular Meets usually every two months at the Blyth & Tyne MRS at Redpath House, 40 Saville Street, North Shields, NE30 1NT, dates TBA, please check on website www.xclent.net. Contact: John Wright 0191 416 6280 email@example.com
East Midlands Division 04
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland
Eric Belshaw MMR, 32 Shardlow Road, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0JJ
07739 707 018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for 2022 Black Diamonds meets:
Kegworth, near Nottingham Black Diamonds Group
Meets: Saturdays all meetings at Kegworth Village Hall. DE74 2FH. from 9.30 to 4.00. The Hall will be open from 9am and help will be much appreciated with setting up and taking down.
Central Division 05
West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire
For West Midlands (except Coventry), Staffordshire and Shropshire
Steve Scott, 07912 499430 email@example.com
For Coventry, Warwickshire and Northants
Brian Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Midlands (Sandwell):
A new HO Freemo Group has been established under the auspices of the Warley MRC and is based at the WMRC Cub premises at Unit 1F, Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2RA. Known as CanAm Freemo, NMRA members interested in joining the Group should in the first instance contact Steve Scott, details as above. The Group is in the early stages of planning a number of events and more details will be published when these events can be confirmed.
A5 Railroaders Group:
From July 2021 the Group is seeking a new base from where we hope to re-establish our regular working meetings as well as the bi-monthly operating sessions. Details will be published here as and when the Group is able to.
Contact: Geoff Ford, 0208 951 0198 email@example.com
Eastern Division 06
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire
Paul Purnell, 46 Pound Meadow, Fornham All Saints, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6JL
01284 763701 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thamesiders Model Railroad Group. St Osyth Essex
Monthly meets at St Osyth Village Hall Clacton Road, St Osyth, Clacton on Sea, CO16 8PE.
The group operates HO and N gauge modular layouts and generally meets virtually by Zoom on the second Saturday of the month and physically at St Osyth Village Hall on the fourth Saturday. Details are on our website at https://thamesidersmrg.org.uk
Annual Subs cover general overheads and development to group layouts. A small charge is also made at physical meets to cover premises rent.
All NMRA members and non-members are welcome to join us at any meeting.
The group’s Summer Open House is currently booked for Saturday, 24 June 2023 at St Osyth. Further details to come here, our usual marketing platforms and on our website at https://thamesidersmrg.org.uk/
Thames Valley and Chilterns Division 07
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire
Graham Elliott, The Willows, Newbury Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9TB
01635 226032. email@example.com
West Berkshire Group
A new group formed in February 2020. Meeting are held on the last Saturday in the month.
Contact: Graham Elliott, The Willows,Newbury Road, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9TB
01635 226032 firstname.lastname@example.org
High Wycombe. Regular meetings take place on a Monday evening at the club premises commencing at 19:00 until 22:00. Layouts are being constructed in 0n30, HO, and N scale.
Contact: Charles Hendy, 39 Dartmouth Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0DD
01895 637043 email@example.com
Western M25 Area. Stanwell, Windsor And Northolt Group (SWANS)
Meetings are held once a month in members’ homes where a meal is provided. Layout operation in some homes is available.
Contact: Charles Hendy, 39 Dartmouth Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0DD
01895 637043, firstname.lastname@example.org
London Division 08
Rai Fenton 43 Essex Road, Chingford, London E4 6DG
020 8529 7307 email@example.com
North Finchley, London. Woodside Union Terminal The WUT Group (part of the North London SME), Legion Way, Off Summers Lane, North Finchley, London, N12 0QQ meets every Wednesday evening.
Contact Rai Fenton 020 8529 7307 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Eastern Division 09
Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex
Mike Arnold, 3 Boxgate, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1SF
01892 459967 email@example.com
Worthing: South Shore Group. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays monthly at Sompting Village Hall, (just off the A27) between Worthing and Lancing. Meetings start at 7pm until 10pm. Tea and coffee available.
To confirm meeting details see website www.southshore.org.uk.
Contact: Ian Pennicott firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent & East Sussex: Regular meetings at members’ homes across Kent and Sussex usually to view and run members’ layouts. Open to all NMRA members. Bi-monthly newsletter to all members in the South Eastern Division giving dates and details.
Contact: Mike Arnold 01892 459967 or 07808 323094 email@example.com
Crawley, West Sussex Seaboard Southern Group. Meetings every Friday Evening between 18:30 and 22:30 at Tilgate Park (near K2 Leisure Centre). The group has a dual level HO layout well advanced as well as members interested in N, HOn3, and On30
For further details please contact: Dan Spalding 07876 553211 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Western Division 10
Devon and Cornwall
Mike Ruby, 17 Coombe Way, St Budeaux, Plymouth PL5 2HA
01752 369068 email@example.com
Plymouth: Western Union – Monthly Meets at the premises of the 1st Crownhill Scout Group, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DX
The Western Union focus is on Monthly member meets, setting up a modular HO scale layout to operate trains, using ‘prototypical’ operations and dispatcher controlled. Aside from club owned modules, members also bring along their own modules for inclusion in the setup.
If you wish to take part in the operational and running side of things, you are required to be at the hall by 8.30am maximum, to lend a hand in carrying-in, erecting and wiring up (or other helpful stuff within your capabilities) and to remain to dismantle and pack the layout at the end of the day. Coffee & Tea provided.
Wales Division 11
Central Wales – Steve Scott, 07912 499430 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Wales – Alan Wyatt 07890537980 email@example.com
South Wales – Glyn Renshaw firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets are held at the Western Valley Model Railway Club, in Newport (Gwent) 11AM – 4PM on the first Saturday of each month.
Address: Colliers Institute, Grove Road, Risca, Newport, NP11 6GN.
Google Maps: Risca Industrial Heritage Museum.
A dedicated HO American layout, 2 large OO gauge British layouts gauge and an N gauge British layout all gauge cleared for American stock.
Ireland and Scotland Division 12
Gordon Robinson MMR®, Asgard, 12 Upper Waston Road, BURRAY, Orkney KW17 2TT
Members are spread over the whole of Scotland, there are many local model railway clubs with US interest in Scotland. The Division hosts four meets per year and depending on members’ availability will host other events during the year.
D&H Division 13
Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Hampshire and Isle of Wight: Bob Norris, 51 Albacore Avenue, Warsash, Southampton, Hants. SO31 9BP.
07846 482190 email@example.com
Dorset: Tom Winlow, 3 Scantabout Avenue, Chandlers Ford, Hants. SO53 2BG. 07423 181821. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bournemouth/Poole. Bearwood Model Railroad Group meets at Bearwood Community Centre, King John Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH11 9TF, normally on the 2nd Saturday of the month 8:30 to 4:30. Layouts HO, (continuous and Freemo) plus occasional On30. Food is usually available locally. Contact: Tom Winlow 07423 181821 email@example.com Bearwood Website
Meetings at Bearwood
July 2023 – Main layout running, Freemo Coconut Grove working/running session
August 2023 – Main layout fiddle yard working session. Sort out stored buildings?
September 2023 – Main layout running, Freemo operating?
October 2023 – Main layout running
November 2023 – Main layout running
December 2023 – Main layout running
Gosport, Hampshire. Solent Sub-Division (aka Gosport American Model Railroad Group). We meet on the second Friday of the month. Also regular Saturday Running Meets are held at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport PO12 2ET. Details on the website www.freewebs.com/gosportrailroadgroup. Group HO and N scale layouts plus members layouts. Contact: Bob Norris on 07846 482190. The Group can also be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org