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Resources of the Midland Railway Study Centre
for modellers

Do you come here often?

If you do, you are obviously interested in some aspect of the Midland Railway and are getting some benefit from what we have to offer here — or so we sincerely hope! None of this would be possible without the Midland Railway Society and the Midland Railway Society cannot survive without members ...who are people just like you. As well as supporting the Midland Railway Study Centre (and gaining access to some really useful exclusive resources for MRS Members), membership connects you with a wide ranging community of knowledgable, friendly and helpful like-minded souls. All for the incredibly reasonable annual subscription of £20. This also includes; the Journal (three per year), Newsletter (quarterly), informative and convivial meetings, visits to places of historical Midland Railway interest and access to our well stocked bookstall.

With all that, what are you waiting for? Download a membership form and send it back to us. Easy.

The Midland Railway Study Centre contains a wealth of resources which modellers can use as primary source material — in many cases without even needing to leave the comfort of your own workspace.

A view of the model railway in Derby's Silk Mill Museum

Although not all modellers are die-hard scratch-builders, even with an ever growing number of ready-to-run Midland products on the shelves and many fine quality kits, there are many who choose to go back to basics and start from the original drawings. These highly skilled artisans are well catered-for here — whether it be locos, rolling stock or infrastructure.

Of course, like any researcher into Midland Railway history, modellers don't have to go it alone as all the resources of the Midland Railway Study Centre and that of the wider membership of the Midland Railway Society can be called-upon in support of your goals.

Our on-line catalogue is your starting point and for further help or advice all you have to do is ask!

A view of the model railway in Derby's Silk Mill Museum