Railwells 2022

14 Layouts
13 Demonstrations
22 Traders
20 Displays

Download Railwells 2022 Guide here

Parking for both Saturday and Sunday will be available in Palace Fields Charge £4 all day. To find this location just follow the Railwells Parking signs.

Railwells Parking

Railwells 2022 including Scalefour Southwest

Organised by the Wells Railway Fraternity
The Town Hall,
Market Place,
Somerset BA5 2RB

Please note for show parking follow the Railwells parking signs as you enter the centre of Wells, Somerset.

Saturday 13th August, 10.30 to 5.30
Sunday 14th August, 10.00 to 4.30
Admission Adults £8.00,
Accompanied Child (14 and under) Free,
Wheelchair users & Child up to 17yrs £4.00
For further and up to date information – Organiser Chris Challis 01749 938362


Railwells 2022 Including Scalefour Southwest and special sections for The EM Gauge Society and The 2mm Association

It is three years since there was a model railway exhibition in Wells Town Hall, this year’s Railwells show will be held on August 13th and 14th. There has been no show for the last 2 years due to Covid.

This year’s event has turned out to be very special. Out of the 14 layouts attending there will be 2 layouts of stations on the Isle of White. Ventnor West in 0g showing as it would have been just before D Day, and Ventnor Town in P4 built in an old quarry, the carriages running on this layout are exact replicas that would have run on this Island line at the beginning of June 1960.

Also attending will be Iain Rice assisting Mick Simpson showing how to build an incline in 2mm called Pit Hill. Finally, the East Dorset Gang of Four is bringing their layout of Flintcombe in P4, a fictitious branch of the Somerset & Dorset set in Dorset, the gang will include Dickie Paget who is 101 years young.


Updated 08.08.2022

Getting to Scalefour Southwest/Railwells by public transport

There is now a half hourly bus service to Wells from Bristol. The bus is the Mendip Xplorer service 376, marked from Bristol to Wells, Glastonbury and Street. For those travelling by train, the bus stop at Bristol Temple Meads is at the bottom of the station approach on the right. In Wells, the bus stops at the HSBC bank 150 yards from the Town Hall. For the return journey, it is best to go to the Wells bus station or ask at the exhibition ticket office.

The one exception to the half-hourly schedule is there is no bus on Sunday at 1700 hrs; it skips this time from 1630 to 1730 and then goes on half-hourly. The bus is normally a comfortable double-decker, appropriately in a dark shade of Somerset and Dorset Railway blue.

P4 Ilkley Engine Shed 1958 – Pete Tarver

P4 Ilkley Engine Shed 1958 – Pete Tarver

P4 Great Bardfield – Dave Hawkins

P4 Great Bardfield – Dave Hawkins


2022 Layout list as at 16.05.2022

P4 Flintcombe
East Dorset Gang of 4
A Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway fictitious branch set in 1930’s Dorset

P4 Wantage
Robin Gay
A real country railway that ran along roads and verges

P4 Yard No 2
David Barrett
A London area goods warehouse with coal yard

P4 Ventnor Town
Andy & Mathew Gannon
An accurate model of the Isle of White station built in an old quarry

EM Edge Hill
Paul Segar
LMS and BR shed coded 8A in Liverpool

Og Ventnor West
Kevin & Judy Cartwright
A depiction of the station prior to D-Day with military vehicles in abundance.

Og Arun Quay
Gordan Gravett
Set near Littlehampton West Sussex in the 1950s

Og Newton Heath Works
Mike Baker & Martin Finney
Ball clay industrial layout set in the isle of Purbeck Dorset

Og Hobson’s Brewery
Built by Bob Alderman
A very small brewery layout

3mm Heytbridge Wharf
Michael Corp
A fictitious light railway from the Great Eastern main line built to 14.2mm gauge

Ng South Walton
Simon Challis
New South Wales Government Railways northern single line in the early 1980s

2mm Bath Midland Shed
Jerry & Kim Clifford
Bath Queen Square (Green Park) loco shed set before the 1930s

2mm Modbury
Ian Smith
North Devon. Great Western Railway set in 1906, track is Baulk Road

3/4mm scale Sefton Park
Roger Orpwood
Trackbed drive layout, as there are no motors in the locos. An 8’ x 1’ Midland terminus set in the early 1900s


Traders booked to attend Railwells 2022

Lynton & Barnstable Railway Sales

Bill Hudson Transport Books *

C&L Finescale Track

Scalefour Society Stores

Taff Vale & Dragon Models

Eileens Emporium

Dart Castings with Monty’s figures and MJT

Aspire Gifts & Models


Wells Railway Fraternity Book Sales, in aid of The Railway Children Charity

Modelu,(scanner will be in operation)

Attwood Aggregates

Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway Co Ltd (Midsomer Norton)

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust (Washford)

Refreshments Daniels, Wells. Food all day


Demonstrations booked to attend Railwells 2022

Modelling in EM
Richard Slyn

How to Solder
Roger Sawyer

Track construction & working in S7
The Scale 7 group

2mm Association Roadshow
Paula Martin

Kit and scratch built wagons
John Chambers

Starting in P4
Gavin Clarke

Modelling the Diesel Era
Terry Bendall

Pit Hill 2mm scale incline
Mick Simpson & Iain Rice


Displays Etc. booked to attend Railwells 2022

Scalefour membership and promotion Steve Carter
Brownsmyths, Main Street, Beckley, Rye, E Sussex, TN31 6RG. Pn 01797 260192

Somerset & Dorset Railway Joint Railway Co Ltd; info at www.sdrt.co.uk

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust: info at www.sdjr.org

Scale 7 Group membership Sec. Ron Pitts, 30, Wroxall Road, Solihull, W. Mids., B91 1DS. Phone 0121 705 4138

Wells Railway Fraternity; info at www.railwells.com
Display & membership details

EM Gauge Society; info at www.emgs.org.

EM Gauge Society Membership Michael Spearing

Pendon Museum www.pendonmuseum.com

Railway Children Charity

Please note that all details of exhibitors and traders are tentative and should be confirmed prior to the date.

The Railwells programme will be available to download a week before the show.

EM Sheepcroft – Stu Davies

EM Sheepcroft – Stu Davies