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Last update 16/3/20

REC Membership Subscriptions

The directors have agreed that membership subscriptions for 2020 will be extended to cover the whole of 2021. A few members have yet to pay their 2020 subscription in full. If they wish to remain members of the REC they must contact the Treasurer via and make arrangements to pay the balance before the end of December 2020 or membership will cease. Anyone wishing to join the REC as a new member is advised to wait until the clubrooms are fully reopened.


The Government have recently announced that a number of activities and institutions, including Social Clubs, can now re-open.

Whilst the REC falls into the latter category, the restrictions imposed by the current Social Distancing rules and other necessary precautionary measures mean that we would be unable to provide any semblance of a normal club night, or facilities, to those attending.

The Directors and Management Committee of the REC have therefore agreed that we should remain closed for the foreseeable future.

We are constantly reviewing the situation, and will provide an update on this website as soon as we believe it to be safe to re-open the Clubrooms.


Christmas 2020 Message

Whilst we remain under tiered restrictions the committee wishes members and all in the railway enthusiast community a safe Christmas.

Hopefully 2021 will be kind to us and allow us all to meet up again, have a chinwag over our lockdown experiences and resume the hobby we all cherish.


Our clubroom in Farnborough is the envy of many other railway clubs. 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

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