The Wakefield Railway Modellers’ Society was founded in March 1958 to cater for those modellers interested in small scale model railways in the Wakefield area. The Society has since prospered and now owns its own spacious 2 storey premises near the city centre and organises a yearly exhibition. Members have a wide range of interests in all aspects of railway modelling and the prototype railway scene.
We meet every Monday and Friday evening from 7:30 p.m. (except Bank Holidays) and enjoy talks, demonstrations, film and slide shows of railway interest as well as the building of models. Guest speakers attend at least once a month on Mondays, while Fridays and the other Mondays are usually devoted to working on a variety of layouts. Many members take the opportunity to use the club’s extensive library for research projects or to simply read the latest magazines.
The clubrooms are home to a number of layouts in scales from 2mm to 7mm covering British and Continental interests in steam, diesel and electric traction as well as a multi-gauge test track. Troutons and Stanley are active on the exhibition circuit and layouts are under construction in HO, OO and O gauges. New members are always welcome to assist.
We welcome prospective members to the society. You can get in touch with us at [email protected] or come along to the clubrooms on any meeting night. If you make yourself known to any member, we’ll be happy to show you around. We offer several categories of membership, all at very reasonable subscription rates:
Please see Martin Franklin, Secretary, at the clubrooms or e-mail to [email protected]
|Committee Member||Neale Burrows|
|Committee Member||Mike Watson|
|Newsletter Editor||Stephen Foster|
Wakefield Railway Modellers’ Society