Wakefield RMS


The club

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 a wide range of prototypes as well as a multi-gauge test track. Prime Cereals is available for exhibition and layouts are under construction in 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:

  • Ordinary membership
  • Senior membership, for those aged 65 and over
  • Junior membership, for those aged 12 to 18
  • Student membership, for anybody aged 18 or over who is in full time education.
  • Country membership, for anybody resident 25km or more from the clubrooms.
  • Associate membership, for those who cannot attend the clubrooms regularly but wish to be associated with the society.

Please see Martin Franklin, Secretary, at the clubrooms or e-mail to [email protected]


President John Farline


Chairman Chris Burnage
Secretary Martin Franklin
Treasurer Ray Barker
Committee Member Neale Burrows
Committee Member Mike Watson

Exhibition Team

Exhibition Manager Stephen Foster
Deputy Malcolm Braim


Newsletter Editor Stephen Foster
Librarian David Woodward

Contact Us

Wakefield Railway Modellers’ Society
Garden Street

[email protected]