Alton Model Railway Group

About Us

Based in Alton, Hampshire (UK) the group attracts a membership from throughout Northeast Hampshire and Southwest Surrey.

Meetings are held every Monday evening (note this has changed from May 2014) in 8th Alton Scout Group headquarters in Anstey Park, Alton, Hampshire from 8pm until 10pm.

Membership subscriptions are £50 per year for adults and £12.50 per year for those in full-time education.

Membership of the group is open to anyone of either sex, any age (over 18) and of any railway modelling interest. Prospective new members are welcome to come along to our meetings for a few weeks to see if they get on with us and we get on with them. We are a friendly lot and you will find a sense of humour and an ability to drink tea very helpful.

Group Sections

Currently the Group has sections involved in the construction and exhibiting of layouts in British 'N', 'OO' and 'O' gauges and American 'HO' gauge. More details of these can be found by accessing the individual section pages. In addition Group members are involved in 'G', Gauge One, American On30 and '4mm' 'finescale'.

N Gauge Section

The N Gauge section of the Alton Model Railway Group was formed in early 2014, with the aim of building the Groups first N Gauge layout.

OO Gauge Section

The OO section is where Alton Model Railway Group began, with the construction of its first layout, Welles in the mid 1980s.

O Gauge Section

The O Gauge Section of the Alton Model Railway Group was formed in 1997 and currently has four members. The section is constructing its own layout, Southolt. Southolt is described as a ‘small’ layout based somewhere in West London.

American Section

The American Section of the Alton Model Railway Group was formed in 1992 and currently has six members. The section created the Pine Bluffs & Ceda Falls Railroad, and currently has ‘HO’ layouts ‘Pine Bluffs Depot’ and ‘Pine Bluffs Freight Yard’.

Social events

The Group hold a number of social events throughout the year, including a summer social and Christmas skittles evenings, as well as hosting speakers giving talks on model and real railways, and trips to local attractions.

Group Trip to the Bluebell Line, September 2014

Group members pay a visit to the Bluebell Line.

Moors Valley

On one of the few sunny days in July a group of members and their families met at Moors Valley Railway and Country Park.

Great Western Society

Members take a day trip out, visiting the Great Western Society at Didcot.

Swanage Railway

Members take a day trip out, visiting Purbeck Mineral & Mining Museum, and Swanage Railway.