The City of Canterbury MRS has been in existence in its present form since 1988. In that year some members of the original Society that formerly met in the old Canterbury West station building until the roof fell in, decided to reform the Society.

Exhibition diary

Our Society and Members layouts are attending the following Exhibitions

15th Feb 2020 Manston at Tonbridge MRC Exhibition

We organise a two day exhibition in January every year at St Anselm's School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury. The school is next to the Dover Road Park and Ride Car Park (Follow signs from A2)and it is also on a regular bus route.

Over the weekend our visitors are able to enjoy a range of high quality railway model layouts in a variety of scales and prototypes. There is also a good selection of trade and other stands offering our visitors the opportunity to see and buy a wide selection of model railway related products, many of which are not available in local model shops.

Details of layouts and traders who are booked to attended our 2020 Exhibition 

on the 18th and 19th January are:-

ARUN QUAY - O Gauge by reknowned modellers Gordon and Maggie Gravett
JAMES STREET - N Gauge with all round viewing
SPRINGFIELD UNDERGROUND - HO Gauge based on an actual USA location

ROPLEY - 2mm model of Mid Hants Railway preseved railway
FINTONAGH - 7mm Scale, 21mm Gauge  Irished based layout 
BRIGHTON EAST - EM Gauge South Coast based layout with third rail
PORTWEY - OO Gauge British Rail terminus in minimum space 
CHATEAU MIGRAINE  - HO Gauge set in the Paris wine district and visiting from Belgium

MAREDVAL - HOm Gauge visiting from Belgium

SURREY ARMS - EM Gauge layout based on 1950's BR (SR) inner city terminus

PORTWENN - O/16.5 Gauge sleepy Cornish port in the pre WW2 period
THE YARD - O Gauge & O/16.5 Scale with working cranes and road vehicles
EXE HALT - N Gauge Great Western Railway branch line

WATCHET QUAY - O/16.5 Gauge minimum space diorama layout

Supporting trade
and railway specialists including:-

Kernow Model Railway Centre - *New Trader this year*

K S Laser Designs


DOW Scenics
Kent Garden Railways
Plus Daughters (N Gauge Specialists)
Mike Pett Supercast Figures
Ray Morris Second Hand
Doug's Model Trains and Tools
Carriage and Wagon Models

Coastal DCC
David Wills Second Hand
Euroscale Models

Heritage in Motion DVD's

Layouts 4 U

4 SUB Preservation Group
CCMRS Club Sales

There will also be modelling demonstrations on the CCMRS club stand and the CANTERBURY AND DISTRICT MODEL ENGINEERING SOCIETY will be running ride-on trains outside (weather permitting) and will also have a display stand indoors to view