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Wells Railway Fraternity – Railwells

August 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - August 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

The name Railwells was later adopted and it was decided to extend the exhibition to two days over a weekend and under the management of Mr. Chris Challis on behalf of the Wells Railway Fraternity. Now in its 40th year, Railwells is recognised as the West Country’s premier model railway exhibition. The whole of the Wells Town Hall is utilised for layouts, demonstrations and exhibits. Refreshments are available to visitors and exhibitors.

Railwells 2017 will include Scalefour Southwest and is the 40th show in the same location, we think this is a record in the same venue. The EM gauge society will be represented by Roger Sawyer’s hands on soldering for you to learn to solder, the membership sec, demo and EM gauge layouts. The 2mm road show and Scale 7 Soc will also be in attendance.

Please note accompanied children under 15 FREE. Free car parking is available on Saturday and Sunday just follow the Railwells Parking signs.

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10.30am-5.30pm SUN 10.00am-4.30pm
ADMISSION:  Adults £6.00    Children £4.00

Layouts booked to attend:

P4     Sidmouth    Richard Harper

BR Sothern Region prototype terminus set in the summer of 1959/60

P4     Seaton         Simon Harris

The original station before it was extended for holiday makers

P4     Trerice        Iain Rice

Depicts Cornish china clay pan dries c1960

P4     Longcarse West     Simon Bendall

Sidings set at Alloa central Scotland in 1983

P4     Waterloo St          James Dickie

Inspired by the Waterloo goods branch in Aberdeen

Gauge1   St Petroc         John Green and Tony Massey

A compact terminus set in Cornwall in the 1940’s

Gn15 Scratchy Bottom Halt     Mike Walshaw

Rowland Emett inspired layout

O gauge     Happisburgh Goods        The Model Railway Club

BR ex-Great Eastern goods yard set in the 1950’s early 1960’s

EM    Hebble Vale          Karl Crowther

A cameo set in Halifax, mills, coal drops and a goods shed

N gauge     Mill Lane TMD    Phil Smith

Another new micro layout from Phil, this time a 1980’s diesel depot

HOe   Maraizellerbahn    Pat Challis

Built 38 years ago by husband Chris and 2 friends, as Pat liked the HOe small and quaint locos and stock

3mm  Mendip       Doug Richards

Doug has exhibited a number of layouts in past years at Railwells, this is his latest

3mm  50 x 50 Shades of Grey   Nick Salsman

50cm x 50cm scene in atmospheric shades of grey

2mm  St Ruth       Midlands Group, 2mm Scale Association

Based on Penzance Cornwall, running the September 1965 timetable

N gauge     Vale of Oxbury     Carl Woodwards

A busy Western Region junction  set in the 1960’s

Traders booked to attend 2017 


L&B Sales

C&L Finescale, Carrs, Exactoscale

Scalefour Society Stores

Dragon Models

Minerva Model Railways

Eileens Emporium

Roxey Mouldings

Wizard Models (inc MSE, 51L & Comet Models)

Wild Swan Publications What’s New

Mousa Models by Bill Bedford

Dart Castings with Monty’s figures and MJT

East Somerset Models

Cooper Craft

Aspire Gifts & Models

David Geen and Malcolm Mitchell 4mm loco kits

Pat Banks refreshments


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

Modelu, scanner will be in operation

Attwood Aggregates

Demonstrations booked to attend 2017

Modelling in EM                                                Andrew Ullyott

How to solder                                                    Roger Sawyer

Track construction & working in S7                     The Scale 7 group

Modelling the Broad Gauge                                 Ashley Phillips

2mm Association Roadshow                                Paula Martin

Modelling in Scalefour                                       Mike Ainsworth

Kit and scratch built wagons                                John Chambers

Modelling in Plastikard                                       Geoff Kent

Modelling Gauge1                                              Simon Castins

Modelling in 3mm                                              Andrew Shillito

Etch loco construction                                        Chris Bastin


Lynton & Barnstable Rly, info at www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Scalefour membership and promotion Steve Carter

Brownsmiths, Main Street, Beckley, Rye, E Sussex, TN31 6RG. Pn 01797 620192

Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust; info at www.sdrt.org

Scalefour Society; info at www.scalefour.org

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

Scale7 South West Coordinator John Day

Wells Railway Fraternity; info at www.railwells.com

Display 40 years of Railwells

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

EM Gauge Society Membership  Iain Hunter

Pendon Museum  www.pendonmuseum.com

Missenden Abbey’s Railway Modellers’ Weekends, 3 learn how to weekends a year www.missendenrailwaymodellers.org.uk

Railway Children Charity www.railwaychildren.org.uk

South Western Circle www.lswr.org

3mm Society www.3mmsociety.org

The Great Western Society www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

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


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.


August 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am
August 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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Wells Railway Fraternity
01749 938362


The Town Hall
Market Place
Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB United Kingdom
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01749 938362

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