The club was first established in January 1964 and is still going strong with over 40 members and in 2014 we celebrated our 50th anniversary. We are located in the basement of Heavitree United Reformed Church in Exeter we meet every Friday evening from 7:30pm, email us or drop into The Model Shop on St Davids Hill Exeter for information about joining.

The self-contained suburb of Heavitree has many shops, public houses, takeaways and a garage and is readily served by local bus services A, D, R, & S along with rural services 4, 9 & 58 passing the venue.

The club holds regular business meetings on the first Friday of every month and a yearly AGM in April where club officers are elected, reports are given and membership subscription fees are set.

The Club has a large library of books, magazines and Video/DVD’s that covers all aspects of the real railways and model railways.

The club also has four layouts


Parker’s Sidings


  • Gauge OO
  • Control DC & DCC
  • Size 20ft x 10ft

Operational and currently undergoing electrical overhaul to the sidings which is the lower section of the layout along with scenic improvements.




  • Gauge N
  • Control DCC only
  • Size 24ft x 4ft

Fully operational has recently undergone a full electrical overhaul and scenic improvements.


Under Construction


  • Gauge OO
  • Control DC & DCC
  • Size 16ft x 6ft

Under construction.


Under Overhaul


  • Gauge N
  • Control DC only
  • Size 4ft x 3ft

Scenic Overhaul


Current Club Officers


  • President: A. Burnham
  • Vice Presidents: C. Lamacraft; M. Gicquel; D. Harding & P. Doran
  • Chairman: D. Roberts
  • Vice Chairman: S. Gill
  • Secretary: K. Staddon
  • Treasurer: G. Crockett
  • Exhibition Manager D. Harding
  • Librarians: A. Cornish & D. Smith


Club’s History


First established in January 1964 in Victoria Road, Exmouth then moved to Exeter in April 1964 where its has operated continuously ever; since albeit at various locations within the city of Exeter. Membership is by no means exclusive to city residents.


First Officers (1964)


  • Chairman: B. K. Brown
  • Treasurer: W. C. Clements
  • Secretary: R. G. Herbert