What childhood is complete without at least one memory of a model railway experience? In Hertfordshire there are enthusiasts of all kinds. At the Brambleton Model Railway Club, to be found off Highfield Oval, Ambrose Lane, in Harpenden, AL5 4BX you can find some local Harpenden enthusiasts. On Sat 13th May 2017 they are holding one of their open day from 2 - 5.30pm.
The club like to provide open days as a way to invite the locals in and show them what their club is all about. These days also provide a chance for club members to run the railway as it was originally intended, offering a chance to see a great variety of rolling stock (O gauge circuit) & live steam narrow gauge (16 mm).
Brambleton Model Railway Club can trace its roots back to 1947 when it began as an unofficial boys club. It was then founded as a formal club in January 1956 with the aim of providing a youth based club for the benefit of young people in the Harpenden area who were interested in model railways.
The Harpenden model railway club has two extensive outdoor layouts, one O gauge and one SM32. The first one to be constructed was the O gauge line which dates back over 40 years. The O gauge lines comprise of a double track circuit with spurs to a terminus. In all, there are 9 stations with approximately a quarter mile of track. More recently, construction has centred on our SM32 line which allows operation of 16mm narrow gauge trains. Not to be missed.