Erith Model Railway Society
Founded in June 1962, the Erith Model Railway Society (or EMRS of short) has been in existence for more than 50 years. It is very friendly and informal in nature, and comprises people engaged in modelling railways in most scales including N, HO, OO and O. As well as modelling railways, the society holds an annual modelling contest and many social events. Members' families are more than welcome to attend any EMRS-organised events such as dinners, Christmas and summer celebrations, held at a local family restaurant, pub or club, visits to prototype railways and rail-tours.
The society meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm up to 9:30pm at our clubrooms in Belvedere (address: Belvedere Working Men's Club, Invicta House, 66 Gilbert Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5DA), but we are in the enviable position of not having to share our facilities with anybody else, so the rooms are potentially available every day of the week. Some of our members also meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00pm up to 9:00pm to work on the various club layouts that we are currently building.
To help our active 'project groups' we have set-up a multi-gauge test track (4 x OO oval, 2 x N oval & 1 x O end-to-end). All tracks can be switched to operate on either DCC and DC. The society also has Hainault Junction (4 x OO oval) being used as a test track, which operates on DC. All test tracks are available for all members to bring and test/run their own stock.
The society is always looking for new members, particularly youngsters, who will form the backbone of the society in the coming years. If you are interested in joining a prosperous, busy and growing club, then why not contact us. We are always happy for you to come and visit the club on a Wednesday evening, where you will receive a warm welcome, and get the opportunity to tour the rooms and see exactly what we get up to.
For membership details please contact either of the following using our Contact Page:
Paul Plummer (Exhibition Manager) by email or call 07736 560956
Clive Simpson (Secretary) by email or call 07961 934341