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Welcome!

We are a small, friendly group interested in all things to do with railways and railway modelling.

We get together on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30 pm, and also at other times, to build our layout, play trains and/or chat. Whether you are a railway modeller, or thinking of joining in our wonderful hobby, or just curious, do come along one evening. You’ll be very welcome!

Our dedicated clubroom is at the rear of Dorking Halls, High Street, Dorking. (click for more details of our location — it can be confusing.)

Latest News

We will be holding our Annual Exhibition on 8 & 9 October 2016 at the Oddfellows Hall in Dorking. Full details on the 2016 Exhibition page.

Club activities

We’re lucky to have our own dedicated clubroom, so we don’t have to dismantle items between meetings. In addition to our Monday and Wednesday evening sessions, members come along on their own, or with other members, at any time to relax building their own models or doing some work on the club layout (or their own layout if it’s here). With the room comfortably warm, maybe music quietly in the background and rain on the roof, nothing could be better!

Monday evenings (19:30 to 22:00)

These are normally informal running nights when we run and service our locomotives and rolling stock and perhaps “just play trains".

Wednesday evenings (19:30 to 22:00)

These are normally layout nights when we work on the club layout and some members’ layouts.
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We also run some clinics covering skills that aren’t easily acquired on your own. Some of our new members are becoming adept at soldering without the dreaded “dry joints”.

Another new member brought along some Hornby rolling stock and two locomotives, none of which had seen action for 20 years. The diesel hauled 13 coaches without seeming at all troubled. The steam loco gave an impressive imitation of a coffee grinder and is now on the To-Do list to be overhauled. The coaches will also be re-bogied with finer-profiled, metal wheels for better operation.

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