Railwells 2016

Railwells 2016 including Scalefour Southwest, Scalefour Society 40th Anniversary, and a special section for the Somerset & Dorset 50th Anniversary of closure.
Organised by the Wells Railway Fraternity
The Town Hall,
Market Place,
Somerset. BA5 2RB

Saturday August 13th, 10.30 to 5.30
Sunday August 14th, 10.30 to 5.00
Admission Adults £6.00, Accompanied Child (14 and under) Free
Wheelchair user & Child £4.00
For further and up to date information – Organiser Chris Challis 01749 938362

Railwells, Including Scalefour Southwest, is a very special show in the railway modelling calendar, especially because the Wells Railway Fraternity is not a model railway club. The Fraternity is a railway meeting organisation. The exhibition has always been put on to promote railway modelling. Railwells therefore attracts the railway modelling enthusiast, who make up the vast majority of the visiting public. Those contemplating being a railway modeller or are new to the hobby are particularly welcome. This year we are pleased to commemorate 50 years of closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway, and the 40th anniversary of the Scalefour Society.

For Scalefour 40 there are 6 exhibits, 5 layouts and a demo/display of the history of P4 by Iain Rice. For the closure of the S&D there are 8 layouts, as well as the S&D Trust’s touring exhibition.

Railwells 2016

Railwells 2016 is once again held in the historic setting of Wells Town Hall. Scalefour Southwest is an annual part of the exhibition, Also attending – EM Gauge Soc Demo, Enquiries and Membership, 2mm Roadshow, Scale7 info and demo, Broad Gauge Soc 4mm pre ordered sales and demo. The exhibition will have layouts under construction to show you how. There will be at least 60 exhibits this year including 14 layouts, 22 traders, 10 demonstrators and other displays. Whether you are considering constructing a layout or not it is always interesting to see what someone else has done. All this will make the show well worth a visit. Please note; for free show parking follow the Railwells Parking signs.

Should you not like crowds then Sunday is the better day to attend. For those travelling by public transport there is a new ½ hourly bus service No 376 from Bristol to Street that passes though Wells, picking up by Temple Meads Station, and stopping at the Market Place, outside the HSBC Bank.

A free programme will be available for you to pick up on the door; if you follow the stand numbers round the halls you will not miss any of the shows’ delights.

Railwells 2016