Brighton Model Railway Club

Affiliated to The Model Railway Club

Clubrooms:- London Road Station, Shaftesbury Place, Brighton, BN1 4QS


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Over the years we have taken photos at all sorts of events, this a record of those past exhibitions etc, plus some railway memorabilia associated with London Road station.

The club celebrated its 40th anniversary in October 2011. This included a dinner trip on the Lavender Line at Isfield

Anyone for soup!                                               No publicity!                                 Honest this is my thirst!!


Anyone want a lift, I've bought the meat van.     As treasurer this is all tax know!   This makes a change from Fish Fingers!


                Is this 5 1/2 inch gauge?                  Lord and Lady Beattie.       The worst Eric Morcambe impression of the evening.


How much?                                  Oh god he's taking a photo of me.                       This isn't it?


40 years of display.                          Lavender Line.                    Our traction for the night.



Our first layout!


The late Ted Hogbin supervises a couple of potential new recruits to the hobby on the clubs Drive - a - train layout. Photo taken at one of the three exhibitions we held at Portslade Town Hall.


The Grandson of Magnus Volk admires one of the cars from our model of Volks Electric Railway. The layout has been donated to the Brighton Museum and is currently stored.



Two shots of Volks Electric Railway in operation, the left hand view is of the Peter Pans playground station and  Paston Place carriage shed and depot. the track still runs . The right hand view is of a train about to leave the Aquarium / Palace Pier station.

Club members Bob and Jonathan Beattie operating what looks like an early version of Highcombe at The Brighton Centre Modelworld back in 1994. How things have changed, Bob has just taken early retirement and Jonathan is now at grown up with is own family.

Yeovil Town and the Webmaster and Keith Sharp get to play trains.


Now this is a very rare photo the Stick and String layout. Based on a Welsh slate mine this layout had working rope incline and all sorts of strange working features. The photo was again taken at the Brighton Centre Modelworld year was198?


Look they it a bird? ....... is it a plane? No ..... its the Hastings Cliff Railway at the 150th Anniversary event of Cannon Street. I believe this was 23 August 1986.  Its a shame we don't have a proper photo of the railway built by the late Hugh Smale.

1960 handbill for cheap day tickets from Brighton, Hove, London Road and Preston Park stations.


Edmondson Card Platform Ticket for London Road Brighton.


Charles and Peter operating the O16.5mm layout at our exhibition in Portslade Town Hall...although the picture file says Epsom 1993!

From Left to right Andy Dench, Dave, Keith S and Doug  working on our layout of Kyle of Lochalsh. We managed to sell this layout after several years on the exhibition circuit.





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