Club Officials.

Hon Chairman - Bill Hallam.   Bill is a very enthusiastic modeller in 7mm scale.

Hon Treasurer - Ray Hughes.   Ray models in 4mm scale and is currently building a DCC exhibition layout that hopefully will feature in our 2014 exhibition.

Hon Secretary - John Page.   John is another 4mm scale modeller.  His speciality is building limited space exhibition layouts, several of which have appeared in the Model Railway Press.


Club Members:

We are always pleased to welcome new members to the society.  If you are interested in joining us please use the link on the contact page


Brian Dale
David Coulthard.


About the Society

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Our Constitution.

To promote the hobby of Railway Modelling in general.

To bring together individuals, interested in Railway Modelling for their mutual benefit and enjoyment of the hobby.

To encourage and nurture modellers whatever their age, level of expertise or experience by providing practical support and expert tuition, as appropriate, in all aspects of the hobby.

To construct a permanent 'club' layout on which members may work, practice their skills and run their own stock.

To construct jointly owned layouts and to attend model railway exhibitions organised by other clubs throughout the country.



A B.R. - ex L.M.S. 0-6-0 Johnson 1F, arrives at Dagnall with a short good train.

A B.R. - ex L.M.S. 0-6-0 Johnson 1F, shunts coal wagons into Dagnall's small goods yard.


A B.R. Standard Class 4 reverses slowly into the loco shed on the 7mm layout..

Having now settled into our permanent clubroom, we are once again able to invite applications for membership.
Although we do have a large, continuous run 7mm scale, double track main line layout it doesn't mean that we are only interested in '0' Gauge.   Far from it, as we have other layouts in 2mm (N Gauge) and 4mm (00 Gauge).   We have also entered the 21st century and have members interested in DCC.   In fact our next 4mm exhibition layout will, in all probability, be DCC controlled.
Members are very welcome to bring their own stock to run on any of our layouts during one of our designated running nights, or afternoons, twice a month.  Please see our diary entry on 'Clubbz'' for full details.

A Potted Club History.

Three Counties Model Railway Society, (Formerly Mentmore Model Railway Group) is based near Aston Abbotts, approximately mid way between Aylesbury in Buckinghasmshire and Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, and was founded in early 1998 by two local, Leighton Buzzard, residents and London commuters  Peter Boyde and Chris Meredith, who discovered their mutual interest in model railways whilst waiting for their early morning train.

Initially they pooled their knowledge and time, with work on an 'ad hoc' basis concentrated on Peter's small permanent layout housed in a purpose built garden shed.   When this project had almost been completed work started building Chris's layout in his loft.

Early in 2002, the two founder members were joined by a third, Austin Marshall, following which, a decision was taken to hold meetings on a more formal basis.   Work continued apace on Chris's loft layout but it soon became clear that a loft was not the ideal place to hold meetings due to the marked and rapid variations in temperature.   In addition more space was urgently needed in which to work on other projects, so another new member,Ron Harvey,  offered the group the use of his double garage.

With an area available of approximately 55' x 10', the Group was able to start planning and construction of its first continuous run layout.   This was in 00 (4mm Scale) and based on L.M.S. & early B.R. practices although other region's locos did feature regularly.   All the trackwork had been completed and work continued on the buildings and scenery although there is still much to do before the layout is complete, if one ever is?

A further member, John Page joined the Group in November 2006 and was able to continue working on his latest exhibition layout.   At the same time it was also unanimously decided, to increase the number of members, if possible, by raising the profile of the Group and holding meetings on a weekly, rather than a fortnightly basis, as had previously been the case.

The group contiued to meet on a weekly basis until 2009 when the garage it was using was required for Ron'a classic MG 'TD' and it was reduced to meeting in other members homes until, aternative accommodation could be found.

Fortunately in early 2010 Bill Hallam came to the rescue, becoming a member and offering the society the use of a purpose built, 50ft x 20ft, workshop as a clubroom. Following which the society was able to expand rapidly to the size it is today.




We currently have a small freelance, 'tail chaser', 2mm scale ('N' Gauge) layout; two small (ish!) 4mm scale exhibition layouts based on L.M.S. practice with a further 4mm scale, minimum space L.M.S. layout under construction plus with a large, double track, main line, continuous run 7mm scale ('0' Gauge) layout.
Plans are also being drawn up for two new exhibition layouts in 2mm and 4mm scales.

A small but very friendly club.