The club formed in 1980 as the Rickmansworth and District Model Railway Society. We first met in the function room of the Sportsman public house in Croxley Green -
Our first exhibition was held in 1981 in the Scout hut in Ebury Road, Rickmansworth. The queue of people stretched back to the High Street and the Police came along to see what the 'trouble' was. The success of this show prompted us to seek a larger venue. Thus we moved our exhibition to the Watersmeet theatre in Rickmansworth. The three shows held here were very successful but owing to circumstances beyond our control another move was required. By this time we had also outgrown our club "premises". By chance we acquired the sole use of a rather dilapidated hut on the Lincolnsfield site in Watford.
Much work was needed to make it habitable but it was never really comfortable; electricity was supplied by a portable petrol generator; we could only switch on one light at a time and if we used the kettle all the lights had to be switched off. We are resilient aren't we? Despite the difficulties we managed to construct a large 'OO' tail chaser called "Baston -
The 'O' gauge layout expanded, a new 'N' gauge layout based on Bangor was started and the tail -
Guess what, we moved to another building on the same site, Hut 29A which we have on lease until 2021.