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This Special Interest Group has been established in order to meet the following aims: "To globally promote the use of 1:32nd scale as a medium (art form?) and to act as a source of information regarding kits, products, books and services relevant to this scale. To encourage manufacturers to support the scale by releasing new kits and accessories, and in return assisting with research materials and promoting new kits and accessories via a web site and newsletter . To combine knowledge and produce a definitive database of 1:32nd scale kits, decals and accessories. To act as a resource for the exchange of ideas, experiences, kits, materials, etc. between it's members"
Since our ‘birth’ at the end of 2008 we have been busy talking to you – the railway modellers of East Anglia and, in some instances, of the United Kingdom. We are grateful to you for talking to us about your hopes for Advent Modellers.
Avro Lanc`s Model Club is based in the Northwest Of England in Preston, Lancashire. The Club was established in 1990 as an off shoot of a local Aviation Historical society. They have had many ups and downs over the years and despite rumours to the contrary, they are still a very active modelling club and an active IPMS(UK) branch, which meets once a month at Samilsbury, near Preston.
A very friendly bunch of active scale modellers of all ages, skills and interests. They meet on alternate Tuesdays at Southfields Community Centre in Kempston (just by the Fire Station) from 7-10pm .
Beeches TMD - a 4mm / OO gauge layout.
Model railway layout based on the famous Bluebell Railway.
The Bolton and District Model Railway Club is the only club in the Bolton area that caters for modellers of all Gauges from Z to O and above, and has been established for over 30 years. The club holds meetings at its clubrooms in Gilnow Mill, Bolton on every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7.30pm to 10.00pm.
The club exists to foster and encourage railway modelling in Bradford and surrounding area Membership is open to anyone 11 and over with an interest in the hobby whatever level of skill We meet every Monday (ex Bank hols) and most Thursday evenings 7.45pm onwards.
Model Railway Club.
Warhammer and other gaming.
Model railway club. A group of, currently, six railway modellers, who have combined to use our best modelling skills to create and operate a realistic 4mm scale layout capable of running a wide range of British-outline stock.
Online model railway club.
The main aim of our club is to bring people together of all ages and abilities, who have a common interest in modelling railways of various scales and gauges. We cater for all, from those just starting up to more advanced modellers, so plenty of help and encouragement are available.
The HG&DMRS; is broad based group with approximately 60 members. We meet on Mondays and Fridays ( main club evening ) 8:00pm to 10:00pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, SK7 4JQ.
We design, build and operate model railways in T, N and OO gauge, from steam era to modern traction! We meet 8pm to 10pm every Tuesday night at our club rooms at the Nash Mills Recreation Centre, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
The Heywood Model Railway Group's main meeting time is on Monday evenings from 18:30 onwards at our premises on the Heywood Distribution Park.
Check out the gallery on this site for an excellent set of reviews on loads of models - all with very good, clear pictures. A great site!
We build kits in every format, plastic , resin, multi media(i.e brass , other materials)in every field, aircraft , armoured and civilian vehicles, figures, science fiction, many manufacturers products are used including Tamiya , Revell, Italeri, Airfix ,Academy, Trumpeter,see you there from 7.30 pm, bring along your latest project and meet other modellers to discuss tips and ideas in a friendly atmosphere.
The International Plastic Modellers' Society was founded in Great Britain in 1963, by modellers, for the benefit of modellers. It was originally founded as the British Plastic Modellers' Society, but soon expanded into a truly International body with many branches across the world. Society members build anything from basic kits to complicated scratchbuilt models using plastic as the primary medium.
Originally founded many years ago as the Grantham Model Club and re-launched in 2002 with a new name, new logo but with the same sense of purpose, have a good time and make models. In one form or another, the club has been around for over 30 years.
The club prides itself on its friendly and welcoming attitude to visitors and potential members. We must be doing something right as our members come from as far afield as Manchester, Lancaster and Liverpool.
Derby & District Model Club meet on the first Friday of the month at the 'Bell' in Cromford, Derbyshire. They've been established as a club for just over 10 years. Meetings are friendly and relaxed and new members are always welcome. Members are encouraged to share skills and experiences at each meeting, that way, all learn from each other.
IPMS Farnborough is one of the oldest IPMS branches. However, you do not have to be a member of IPMS to visit us; all modellers, and everyone interested in modelling, are very welcome.
The club is held on the 3rd Monday of the month, starting at about 7:30pm and usually ends at about 10:30. Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are provided. Except for your first visit they charge £2 to attend each meeting to cover the hire of the hall and refreshments. There is no annual subscription fee. The club currently consists of about 30 members, having a broad cross section of modelling interests from aircraft (civil and military), armour, cars and science fiction.
An I.P.M.S. (UK) and BMSS affiliated club twinned with the French model club AMV83 based in Toulon. Meetings are held on the First Wednesday of each Month at the Civic Centre, Poole, Dorset BH15 2RU from 19.30hrs. Members come from all walks of life and ages range from 12 years and upwards. Specialties cover most aspects of plastic modelling, ranging over AFVs, Aircraft, Motor Vehicles, Ships, Figures, Sci-Fi, Etc. Amongst the members are a number of National Championship Class Winners, but members of all levels of experience and ability are welcome. Competitions are held monthly and each year the club puts on one of the finest model shows in the south of England.
IPMS Rutland is a branch of IPMS UK. It incorporates RAF Cottesmore Scale Model Club. They are a small(ish) group however, the membership are diverse in their interests and manage to cover most aspects of modelling. Club Meetings: Meetings are held on every 3rd Tuesday of the month at about 8pm and it goes on usually about 10pm. They don't have themed meetings nor regular guest talks, just a get together and talk about models. They attend various shows throughout the year. If you plan to come along please get in touch beforehand, as meetings take place on an active RAF station. This leads to some extra considerations for a first visit. Venue: Courtesy of the RAF, they meet at RAF Cottesmore, just outside Oakham, north of Rutland Water.
This site has been designed as a showcase for the club, its members, events and activities. You will find details about the club, meetings, recent and forthcoming shows, picture galleries and a sample copy of the newsletter.
In my view, one of the best IPMS sites. Loads of information, techniques and reviews. An excellent site!
Excellent gallery of excellent models - take a look.
All types of scale modeller are welcome at The Cornish Scale Modellers' Society, whatever their chosen medium. Although the majority of existing members work with plastic scale models of the "Airfix" type, some full members and regular visitors enjoy working with R/C models of various types and value the contact with other modellers, for we all enjoy discussing the more abstract aspects of "scale" modelling alone. The club is open to all aspects of the hobby and at the moment has around 50 members making the branch one of the most vibrant in the country.
The Brampton Model Club meets every Wednesday night in Brampton, near Huntingdon. Alternate weeks are themed, with members encouraged to bring along models to match ( however tenuously) the theme. Members interests cover all topics, aircraft, ships, figures, vehicles, even the occasional dinosaur and dragon. A friendly, non-competetive club, with members of all ages, interests and sexes. Members are from all around the world, including America, New Zealand and Argentina.
The Kidderminster Railway Museum houses a vast range of railway artefacts, most of which date back to the days of steam travel. From pen nibs to clocks, from signs to signalling equipment, from photographs to timetables and rolling stock - there is a vast amount to see when you visit us. The items in the museum come from all over the country, and are essentially related to the British Isles.
Airfix's website. (Get it cheaper at Mark's Models!)
Excellent kits and great detailing sets.
Complete listing of currently available Italeri kits.
The main Revell site. Click on links to the German site for a list of products available in Europe.
Japanese high quality kit manufacturer.
From China, something different.
Model railway club Ludlow Street, Liverpool.
MAFVA exists to promote interest in AFV's and their associated equipment and to act as a non-profit making organisation for the collection and dissemination of information.
The Merseyside Model Railway Society was 60 years old in 2009. We provide facilities and support for anyone interested in the fascinating hobby of railway modelling. We welcome anyone interested in having fun by modelling railways, in whatever scale and to whatever standard they want and are able. The Society has premises in Birkenhead, some five minutes walk from Birkenhead North station.
Model Rail Forum is an English language Model Railway Portal featuring: News, Reviews, Resources and Community Forums. The Portal site and associated Forum are dedicated to exploring, sharing, learning and teaching all aspects of the Model Railway Hobby. They welcome members from all over the world and encourage them to share their passion for the hobby.
From its opening Keen House has been recognised as the major London centre for the model railway hobby. There is a warm and comfortable lounge, with a licensed bar and a tea bar. This lounge houses our test tracks - which are available in all the major gauges - and also serves as our lecture room when we hold formal meetings. There is also a library and a lower hall where our modelling projects are worked on...
Excellent page listing all scales as a ratio with equivalent measurement in imperial and metric units.
Newbury Scale Model Club is one of West Berkshire’s longest serving model clubs. Established over 30 years ago, it has seen many changes and had several different homes. One thing that has not changed, however, is their member’s passion for building scale models. Their members are interested a wide range of subjects, styles and scales which provides many opportunities to share techniques and learn new ways of doing things.
Find equivalent colours between paint manufacturers.
Useful chart for cross-referencing paint colours.
Excellent paint cross-reference chart from the IPMS of Stockholm.
The Society's aim is to further all aspects of the model railway hobby. OUR CLUB ROOMS* are situated in Unit 12, Aqueduct Mill, Aqueduct Street, Preston (From Fylde Rd, immediately left after the railway bridge, through the large gates, and directly ahead). Several layouts are under construction in "N", "00", & "009/12".
Learn More About the Hobby of Railway Modelling through RAINHILL M.R.C "The Friendly Club." Browse the Site and Learn More About the Club!
Regular meeting times are Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30 pm, with a break for refreshments at 9.00pm. Membership of the club comes in two categories - full and associate. Subscriptions for full members are £1.50 every week while associates pay £1 per evening, when they attend. Full members are issued with a key to the clubhouse and may use the facilities at any time.
This is the web site of Romsey Modellers a plastic modelling club based in Southern Hampshire. They cater for all modelling genres and skill levels from beginners to well seasoned gurus. They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm in Ampfield, Hampshire, where they often run workshops and club competitions but more importantly have a chance to get together with other modellers and have a good chat about our hobby.
Seaboard Southern, formed in 1998, caters for model railroaders living in South East England, mainly West and East Sussex, Surrey and Kent (plus a few from Berkshire and Hampshire) who like modelling North American railroads.
The South Cheshire Militaire is the premier universal model show held on the last Sunday of each February in Crewe, Cheshire.
Always looking for new members, so if you are local and interested please get in touch. There is no obligation to join right away.
St Edmundsbury Scale Modellers are located in the village of Horringer near Bury St Edmunds and would like to welcome all aspiring modellers.
The club meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings. You are warmly invited to come along and spend an evening with us to find out for yourself about the club's activities and layouts.
The Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society has been running for more than 35 years. They meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Fellowship Hall, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield. The club holds competitions for members, organises trips, arranges talks and demonstrations by members, and engages speakers to come and talk about a wide range of activities connected with modelling.
The Alsager Railway Association is a very active model railway club based in Alsager, near Crewe, Cheshire. There are predominantly four modelling groups catering for the three main gauges, N gauge, OO Gauge and O gauge, and the most unusual Z Gauge Layouts.
The Association of London Modellers is a scale modelling club catering for modellers living or working in the central London area. The club meets on the last Wednesday of every month at the St Bride Institute just off Fleet St in London EC4.
We are a group of enthusiastic enthusiasts who enjoy nothing more than building & then driving real steam trains around our gardens.
On this site you'll find information on almost all the Airfix plastic scale models ever produced.
A layout representing a fictitious small pier tramway of the Edwardian times to give a period flavour of a seaside pier and its tramway.
Presently the club meets every Monday evening and has five layouts which are 'complete' and three more at various stages of construction. There are 40 members with around 25 active members at present, although we are always looking for any one wishing to join us.
West Berks Scale Model Club was formed in January 2002 by a small group of like minded modellers, who mostly specialise in 1/24 and 1/25 scale automotive subjects.
A friendly scale model club, which looks to promote the hobby and attract new people of any age to come and join in.
Based in Acton, West London, the society's members model a wide variety of prototypes and scales.
Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers are a group of like minded individuals who enjoy researching a wide variety of railway interests and applying this knowledge in order to create realistic models and layouts.
WFRM currently have two "finished" layouts, and one under construction, which are exhibited under the WFRM banner although several members have their own layouts.