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Last update 16/3/20


Following much deliberation over the past few weeks, it is with great regret that we have now concluded we have no alternative other than to cancel the 2020 REC Exhibition that was planned to be held at the Woking Leisure Centre over the weekend of 12 & 13 September this year.

The health and wellbeing of our Members, Exhibitors and Visitors must be our key priority, and you will no doubt appreciate that given the present uncertainty, particularly concerning the extension of social isolation well into the Autumn (if not the end of the year), that it would have been somewhat unwise to have continued with our planning for this event, only to have been forced into the same conclusion nearer the time. Rather than delay the decision further, we therefore believe it to be in everyone's best interests to act now.

In line with a number of other organisations who have found themselves in a similar situation to ourselves and having cancelled events later this year, we are assuming that everything will have returned to some degree of normality by next year. As such, we are provisionally planning for holding our next Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend of September 11/12, 2021, once again at the Woking Leisure Centre, and will distribute publicity regarding this in due course.

We wish to thank you for your continued support for the REC Exhibition, particularly at this difficult time and trust that you, your families and colleagues, remain safe and well over the coming months.

Kevin Fry

REC Secretary & Exhibition Manager


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.



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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