Below is a list of Model Making related clubs in the Northamptonshire area to help you make contact with people with similar interests.  Club members come from all trades, professions and age groups so why not leave the TV one night and visit one near you; you may even like it and join.

 


 

  

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    Anglia Marine Boat Club

    

  • Meeting time ......... every 4th Tuesday of each month @ 8.00pm
  • Meeting place ....... Holcot village hall 
  • Sailing place .......... Holcot village pond (to be confirmed) 
  • GPS address .......... NN6 9BS  
  • Contact Name ........ Phil Chatterton    01933-400628
  • Contact Name ........ Geoff Fleicher    01604-462760
  • Web site .................    www.angliamarinemodelclub.org.uk

We build and sail most types of craft from the smallest dingy to the largest battleships but only sail electric, steam, and sail in most scales. We are a very relaxed club and welcome both single and families alike but because of safety reasons we do have a few rules and regulation which are for the benefit of all members and the enjoyment of the hobby. 

We enjoy displaying our boats at local rallies and shows during the summer and offer the general public the opotunity to 'have a go' on our mobile pool using our club boats.

 We welcome new members to our fascinating hobby of model boating.       

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  • Meeting time ......... every other Tuesday @ 7.30pm
  • Meeting place ....... Southfields Community Centre, Northampton
  • Sailing Place .......... White Farm in Earls Barton, Near Northampton 
  • GPS address .......... Meeting NN3 5NU         Sailing  NN6 0EP
  • Contact Name ........ Ian Hunter      07788-421370 
  • Web site .................    www.ndmbc.co.uk

We are a friendly club with members making and sailing all types of models from regular boats and ships like fishing boats,tugs, and war ships to square rigged sailing ships.

A great hobby for all the year with construction during the winter then the pleasure of sailing in the summer.

The club attends shows and exhibitions in the summer so check out their web site for more details.       

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  • Meeting time ......... Thursday afternoon & Sunday mornings 
  • Sail place ............... Wicksteed Pleasure Park, Kettering
  • Meeting place ........ Beeswing Pub, Rockingham Road, Kettering
  • GPS addresses  .... Sailing NN15 6NJ        Meeting NN16 9AL
  • Contact Name ........ Paul Millers  01933-625805 / 07411-151334 
  • Web site .................  www.wicksteedparkmbc.com  

This club is based within the grounds of Wicksteed Pleasure park in Kettering which has a large lake with a path all around with a depth suitable for recovery by means of a member with 'waders'.

Members are given a pass allowing free entrance into the park for themselves and their car which can be parked close to the pool.  New members are always welcome what ever their age so come along one Sunday and have a look.

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Northants Model Makers Club

 

  • Meeting time ......... Every 2nd. & 4th. Wednesday @ 7.30pm 
  • Meeting place ....... Windmill School, Raunds
  • GPS address .......... NN9 6LA
  • Contact Name ........ Bob Humpage    01933-312364
  • Web site .................    www.northantsmodelmakers.org.uk

Members have their own speciality in modelling and actively encourage all members to enhance their own field of modelling and to learn from other members modelling techniques.  Meetings are informal and friendly having demonstrations and talks mixed with more social and club business.

 

 

 A wide range of subjects covered from plastic, metal, & vinyl kits including painting, weathering and airbrushing to Model railways, dolls houses, fairgrounds, and more.

Why not give Bob a ring and come around to one of the meeting and see the benifits of joining a club.

The 2017 show of Model-Ex held at Windmill Primary School in Raunds over the weekend of the 8th and 9th April 2017. This video was filmed over both days of the event. The show was organised by Northants Model Makers.


We acknowledge and thank 'HomeMoviePerson' for this video


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Northampton & District Narrow Gauge Modellers

  •  Meeting time ......... Every 3rd Thursday @ 7.30pm 
  • Meeting place ....... Monthly at members homes in rotation.
  • Contact Name ........ John Mudd    john@mudd43.freeserve.co.uk 
  • Web site ................. none at present

The group is of 'recognised' status by the 009 Society and like full scale prototypes Narrow Gauge Modelling allows a realisic and imagative layout to be operated in a restricted space. Our members model in most narrow gauges including 009, 7mm, and SM32.

We produce a monthly newsletter which is circulated electronically @ £5 per year or posted @ £13 per year; which is the annual membership subscription.

(subscription figures may not be up-to-date - email John for latest figures) 

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Northampton Model Railway Club

 

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  • Meeting time ......... Friday evenings from 7.00pm. to 10.00pm 
  • Meeting place ....... Hardingstone Village Hall (see below)
  • GPS address .......... NN46DA 
  • Contact  .................. rjd156@btinternet.com   01604-890275
  • Web site .................  www.ndmrc.org   

The club was founded as far as we know in the mid 1950's, and have always tried to promote model railways as a friendly and open group pastime. 

Currently we have available a large multigauge test track from "00" to G scale, a "N" gauge layout, and a new "00" gauge project. We are in the process of building a new "O" gauge layout and this will be called "Kingsthorpe."

Our club meets on Friday evening at the following address:-

 Hardingstone Village Hall,

 Main Road,

Hardingstone,

Northampton

 

 

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  • Meeting time ......... Wednesday evenings @ 7.45pm
  • Meeting place ....... Thorpe Malsor Village Hall, Thorpe Malsor
  • GPS address .......... NN14 1JS
  • Contact Name ........ Rod Page     kdmrs@btopenworld.com
  • Web site .................  to be advised 

We are a friendly club meeting weekly with interests as diverse as UK N gauge and american HO to UK O too. We have layouts under construction in O and HO/HOm gauges. Please come along and meet us all and have a cuppa!

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Bedford & District Scale Model Club

 

 

   

 

  • Meeting time .........  Alternate Tuesday evenings @ 7.00pm
  • Meeting place ....... Southfields Community Centre, Kempston,  Bedford
  • GPS address .......... MK427NR
  • Contact Name ........ Mark Peacock    01234-273434
  • Email   .....................   mark.peacock@btconnect.com
  • Web site .................   www.bedfordmodelclub.co.uk 

For those of you living in the Bedford area there is a great club for people interested in scale model making and all are welcome irrespective of age, subject interest or skill level.

Please come along and meet us all; you are most welcome.

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Milton Keynes Scale Model Club

 

 

  • Meeting time ......... 4th. Wednesday of each month @ 7.30pm 
  • Meeting place ....... The Cranfield University Socal Club
  • GPS address .......... MK430AL
  • Contact Name ........ Brian Porter    01582-660984
  • Email .......................   secretary@mksmc.co.uk
  • Web site .................   www.mksmc.co.uk


 

The current types of models built include; aircraft, armour, ships, figures, cars and science fiction.

One of the strengths of the club is the willingness of all members to share their knowledge and experience with others. We aim to help others improve their models and encourage the newcomer or old hand. We can show you how to make it, paint it, finish it, weather it and display it. In short, you are sure to come away from every meeting having learned something new.

 

 

Whether you regard modelling as a  pass time, making no more than a couple of models a year, you are a younger modeller keen to get more information, or you have years of experience, but always worked alone, the Milton Keynes Scale Model Club has something to offer/

 

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Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club

  • Meeting time ......... every Monday  7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Meeting place ....... Old Chapel of rest in Wolverton Cemetery
  • GPS address ......... MK12  5AZ
  • Contact .................. Ian Northcott   01525-712399
  • Email ...................... silverfox@silverfoxddc.org 
  • Web site ............... www.silverfoxdcc.org

 Silverfox DCC model railway club is dedicated to railway modelling to exhibition standards. Club members are especially interested in DCC operation with a view to obtaining the best running from our models and flexibility in running our layouts.

We are currently building a new layout and progress regarding planning, construction and development will be reported on the 'Layouts' page.

We are currently looking for a permanent location for the club and have recently made excellent progress on this; as soon as we have this sorted out, we will be in a position to provide more details about membership and how to join.

Please keep checking the site for details.

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 Daventry Model Railway Club

  • Meeting time ......... every Friday  7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Meeting place ....... 10 Austin Way, Royal Park Ind. Est. Daventry
  • GPS address .......... NN11 8QY
  • Contact .................. Mike Enstone
  • Email ...................... secretary@daventrymrc.org 
  • Web site ................. www.daventrymrc.org

The club was formed at the end of October 2010 and the initial club meetings were held on a Saturday afternoon at the "The Queen Of Hearts" Pub in Daventry.   Over a friendly beer we would discuss all things railway, and put together our plans for the future.

It was our intention to find a club room, so we could expand the club membership, and commence the building of an exhibition layout.   We continued to meet in the pub until March 2011, when we were lucky enough to    find a club room in which to hold our meetings and build the club exhibition layout.   During June, 2012 we relocated to our current club room at the address below and now look forward to many years modelling in this facility.   

Membership of the club is open to anyone with an interest in model railways in Daventry and the surrounding area. 

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