Welcome to our new website

Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club was formed in 1990 by the amalgamation of two clubs that had previously served each Town. Originally dating back to the early 1970's, Braintree MRC had an enviable record of building layouts in OO gauge and of exhibiting these around the South East. In addition, for many years, an Exhibition of Model Railways was held at Braintree Town Hall, providing a great opportunity for young and old alike to both admire the models and to get involved in a creative pastime that develops new skills and fellowship with many thousands of people around the world. In the past three years we have revived the the exhibition which is now held on the last Saturday in June not in the Town Hall but in the Bocking Arts Theatre.


The club is situated in a large clubhouse at the East Anglian Railway Museum, Chapple & Wakes Colne Station.

If you would like to visit it us please use the contact form.


New members are allways welcolme and you have two free weeks to see if you like us.


Some of the things we get up to are trips out

Hear are a little sample of some of our trips.



Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg


Hanging railway Wuppertal Germany

Peter our secretary waiting for the tram near Hanover


Bob, on our visit to a New Cross Gate signal box.

Tornado on our visit to the Blue Bell railway

Three of the likely lads at Beamish Open air Museum

Did you know that Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle - Carlisle line has 24 arches over a lenth of 440yds/402m.It took four years to complete and is at the foot of the mountain of whernside. England.

Did you know that the highest railway bridge in the world is in India. Chenab River Railway Bridge is 1053ft/321m high with a main span 1509ft/460m. Finished in 2015

We always travel first class as we like our comfort

We always travel first class as we like our bit of comfort

More of the likely lads at Wroxham

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