Founded 1953

This site is maintained on a regular basis.

Last update 26/2/24


The Railway Enthusiasts Club is as it says a club for like minded Railway Enthusiasts. Developing out of a group of enthusiasts in the early 1950s it developed into a specialist railway touring club and today concentrates mainly on the railway modeller. 

We have our own club room in Farnborough and meet every Tuesday from 7:00 pm.

We have a large meeting hall, bar, kitchen, library, office and  layout storage facilities. We have extensive parking available both within the club perimeter and nearby.

Our clubrooms are currently not available for hire, apart from existing contracts.

Our premises are also used by IPMS Farnborough and Slimming World.

Club Night

Every Tuesday - the clubroom is open from approx. 7pm with layouts up by rota for running or work. Lots of chat and banter.

New members are always welcomed - just come on down and make yourself known to us.

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Modelling, Visits, History, Photography, Reading, Films, Research - there is bound to be somebody with similar interests to you in the club.


Our well stocked bar offers drinks at competitive prices. We aim to stock different beers from a wide variety of breweries. A range of soft drinks, wines and spirits are also available. If tea or coffee is your delight we can provide that too.


We have and extensive library with historic and contemporary titles, magazines,photographs and  DVDs. Plenty of browsing opportunities.


The club has a number of active modelling groups with layouts ranging from ‘N’ to ‘O’. Experts to complete beginners -all are welcomed

The clubrooms are
 open every Tuesday from 7pm

Over the past few months we have had a surge of new members.


Visitors or Potentail New members

Have a look around, have a chat with us

Have a Beer

It is sadness that we announce the passing of
HUGH DAVIES on 10th February 2024.

Hugh was a founder member of the REC in 1953 having a membership no. 4.

He was a passionate advocate for the club in its early years and helped organise many of the trips and events of the club.

A prolific photographer of the Steam Era and also an author of books of Steam interest.


Hugh’s funeral will take place

At Guildford Cremeatorium

Monday 3rd March 10:30 am

Followed by a wake