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Find out more about the Enfield Town Model Railway Club.


Work in progress at a Club meeting


The Club was originally founded in September 1977 as the Model Rail Section of the British Rail Staff Association Sports Club, meeting in the Sports Pavilion in Holtwhites Hill, near Gordon Hill railway station. Membership rapidly grew to about 40 members. In 1994 the name of the Club was changed to "Holtwhites Model Railway Club" to correspond to the change of name of the parent Sports Club.

In February 1998, the Club moved its weekly meetings to St. Paul's Centre, following the privatisation of British Rail and uncertainty about the future of the Holtwhites Hill premises. This resulted in a change of meeting night to Thursdays and the change of name to "Enfield Town Model Railway Club".

The Club still meets on Thursday evenings from 8 pm to 10 pm in St Paul's Centre on the corner of Church Street and Old Park Avenue, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6PR.

Activities include building layouts, exhibiting layouts, slide and film shows. The Club members have a very wide range of modelling skills, which they are always willing to share with new members.

Our members model in a variety of scales and gauges, ranging from N gauge through 00 and 0 gauge to gauge 1 and G scale, including narrow gauges. We have members who belong to the Gauge 3 Society, and others with experience of 5 inch and 7 1/4 inch live steam; some are members of the EM Gauge Society.

The Club holds its annual exhibition in St. Paul's Centre, usually towards the end of June. For more details of our next show, please see "EXHIBITIONS".  

The Club and its members have several layouts available for exhibiting at other Clubs' shows - please click on "EXHIBITION LAYOUTS" for more details.

Prospective new members and visitors are welcome at any of our meetings on Thursday evenings. Please enter by the rear door from the car park and then take the first door on the left into the small hall where we meet. Please click on "HOW TO FIND US" for details of where the Club meetings and annual exhibitions are held.