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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Mendip Freemo Group; contact David McLaughlin
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
Terry Wynne, 15 Wellswood Drive, Wistaston, Crewe CW2 6RE tel 01270 567050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Calder Northern Group Monthly meets at Crewe Heritage Centre, off Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB. Full meet with HO and N layouts and occasional raffle. Tea, coffee and biscuits available.
Contact: Terry Wynne, 15 Wellswood Drive, Wistaston, Crewe. CW2 6RE tel: 01270 567050, email: email@example.com
North Eastern Division 03
Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland
Chris Hobbs, 8 Rosewood Close, Worksop, Notts S81 7RD tel; 01909 479480 Mob 07449938889 email: 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 9 Wear Terrace, Columbia, Washington, Tyne & Wear NE38 7AZ. tel 0191 416 6280 email: email@example.com
East Midlands Division 04
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland
Steve Dennison, c/o Debdale Wharf Marina, Smeeton Westerby, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA, 07834 718651
Kegworth, near Nottingham Black Diamonds Group
Monthly meets at Kegworth Village Hall. HO, On30 and N-scale layouts, traders, free tea and coffee. Clinics and Special Events from time to time. Contact: Steve Dennison, c/o Debdale Wharf Marina, Smeeton Westerby, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA phone, 07834 718651, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website at www.black-diamonds.org.uk
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 – Brain Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northampton. A5 Railroaders Group meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday, 09:30 till 13:00. Operating sessions 2nd Sunday even numbered months, 10:30 onwards till mid afternoon. Contact: Geoff Ford, 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
Frating, near Colchester Thamesiders Group Monthly meets at Whitegates Farm, Main Road, Frating, Colchester CO7 7DG. Details of all meets etc are posted in Roundhouse and on our website http://www.thamesidersmrg.org.uk/news.php
Members are drawn from Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Sussex, and Surrey and East London.
We meet monthly to work on and run our modular HO layout, Essex Belt Lines and N gauge layout. Annual Subs cover general overheads and development to group layouts. A small charge is also made at each meet to cover rent.
All NMRA members are welcome to join us at any meet. Contact: Geoffrey Smith-Gillard on 01255 677482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of meets, dates and times etc.
Bury St Edmunds – Norfolk and Southwestern group catering for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. A small group meeting in member’s homes usually on alternate Thursday afternoons, 1 to 5pm, all are welcome. Please call Paul Purnell on 01284 763701 or email to email@example.com for information on the next meeting.
Thames Valley and Chilterns Division 07
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire
Peter Smith, Flat A, The Meadowfield, 12 Brayfield Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. HP8 4FA Tel: 07939 960124, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High Wycombe. A group of members meets regularly at the High Wycombe Club on Monday nights constructing/running O, HO, and N scale layouts. Some layouts are exhibited on the exhibition circuit. Contact: Peter Smith, Flat A, The Meadowfield, 12 Brayfield Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks. HP8 4FA
Reading/Wokingham. (Reading System) Occasional meetings in members’ houses. Contact Michael Ingham, 15 Harcourt Drive, Earley, Reading, Berkshire RG6 5TL tel 0118 987 2707, , email@example.com or Robin Swan, 19 Plover Close, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 3JD tel: 0118 979 2448
Western M25 Area. Stanwell, Windsor And Northolt Group (SWANS) ‘Round Robin’ of members’ houses (monthly). O, HO and G layouts. Food provided by hosts (gifts of drink welcome!). Operation, videos, modelling assistance. New members must be willing to host meetings in turn. No charges at present. The group is at the maximum member capacity and we are no longer able to accept new members. If the situation changes, a further note will appear in Roundhouse and/or BRe-news the Directory.
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 Meets every Wednesday at the North London S.M.E. operating or working on a large HO layout.
South Eastern Division 09
Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex
Mike Arnold, 3 Boxgate, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1SF
01892 459967 firstname.lastname@example.org
Worthing: South Shore Group. Meetings every Wednesday at Sompting Village Hall, West Street, Sompting, BN15 0BE (Just off A27 between Worthing and Lancing) , except 2nd Wednesday each month when held at a member’s house. Club layouts in N, HO and On30. Meetings 7:00pm to 11:00pm., Biscuits, tea, coffee and orange squash available. To confirm meeting details see website www.southshore.org.uk.
Contact: Nick Whitmarsh-Everiss 01903 206695 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crawley, West Sussex Seaboard Southern Group. Meetings every Friday evening between 18:30 and 22:30 at Tilgate Park (near K2 Leisure Centre) and running sessions on Saturdays. We currently have an HO modular layout with members also interested in N, Hon3 and On30
Surrey Group: Meets in members’ homes approx. every two months.
Contact: Stephen Black 07768 516487 email@example.com
South Western Division 10
Devon and Cornwall
Mike Ruby, 17 Coombe Way, St Budeaux, Plymouth PL5 2HA
01752 369068 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Wales Division 11
Central Wales – Steve Scott: details as per Central Division (05)
North Wales – Terry Wynne: details as per Calder Northern Division (02)
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. The Barry & Penarth MRC’s clubrooms (Top floor, Cadoxton Conservative Club, Vere Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 2HU) continue to host American Themed running days, to which any NMRA members will be welcome as guests of the Club. For dates please contact: Steve Scott
Ireland and Scotland Division 12
Gordon Robinson, 3 Ivy Lane, Dysart, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 2XD
07835 120008 email@example.com.
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
Bob Norris, 51 Albacore Avenue, Warsash, Southampton, Hants. SO31 9BP
01489 584594 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bournemouth/Poole. Bearwood Model Railroad Group meets at Bearwood Community Centre, Bournemouth every month. Layout(s) including occasional HOn3 and N Scale. Regular visits from traders (Team Track Trading and Richard Maxwell). Food available locally. Contact: Tom Winlow 02380 261971 email@example.com
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 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