Founded 1953

This site is maintained on a regular basis.

Last update 4/3/21


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 available for hire and are suitable for Self Catered Wedding Receptions, Christening Celebrations, Parties, Training Events and Workshops

Our premises are also used by IPMS Farnborough, Slimming World and an independent company who run general auctions every Friday evening from 6pm.

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 real ale at competitive prices. We aim to stock different beers from a wide variety of breweries. A wide 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

Good News

We are re-opening next Tuesday 11/1/22

To all REC members who paid a subscription at the beginning of 2020.

As you are aware, membership subscriptions were suspended in 2021 since the club was unable to open.

You are now being invited to renew your subscription for 2022. The club has been open as the beginning of December 2021 but the recent Omicron outbreak made it advisable to remain closed over the Christmas season. The club will be opening again on Tuesday 11th January 2022.

The best way to pay your subscription (£85.00) is by bank transfer using the following details:

Account Name: The Railway Enthusiasts Club (REC) Ltd

Sort Code: 30-90-09

Account Number: 03008835

Please enter your surname as a reference.

Alternatively, you can pay with a cheque by seeing me on a Tuesday evening.

REC vouchers will be exchanged for cash if you bring them to the club on a Tuesday evening.

Ian McGibbon (Treasurer)


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