RUSPER MODEL RAILWAY CLUB
What do we do?
The Club exists to operate a '00' gauge model railway based on prototypical British Railways practice 1948 to 1964.
Meetings are monthly on a Sunday, in all weathers — see the for our meeting dates. At the meetings we operate the railway according to a timetable based on real time. Let your favourite locomotives stretch their legs with a full length train! There are 11 stations and trains are signalled between stations using bell codes based on BR practice. See the to view a typical timetable and the bell codes that we use.
A colourful line up of visiting locos at Jordans sidings
So, if you are unsure about modelling, don’t have the time to build a complete layout or simply can’t
be bothered, you can relax and enjoy Rusper MRC because we have already done all the work. And if
you are fed up with the small size of a loft or spare room we have the answer. There are about 4 scale miles of main and branch lines with stations, goods yards, carriage sidings and loco depots spread over an area of around 200 SqM.
The emphasis at Rusper MRC is on the operation of the railway. The Club owns over 100 steam and diesel locos - see our current at the end of this article. No stock is held on Club premises.
We don’t spend Club time building locos, rolling stock or scenery but Club members are prefectly free to run their own stock provided it fits our period British railways 1948 to 1964, runs well and has compatible couplings at both ends.
Standard 4MT 2-6-4 tank no. 80019 pulls the
Engineer’s Special train through Russ Hill station