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Welcome to the online home of our club, the Somerset Railway Modellers Club or SRMC. We offer our members an enjoyable experience in railway modelling whether a novice or more experienced. The club meets every Wednesday evening 7.00 in the club house at Washford. Whether you want to meet like minded friends or get involved in building our exhibition layouts come inside and find out what we're all about by using the links above or please contact the membership secretary (see committee link above).

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Latest Club News

After a break of three or four years over the first weekend of December the Club was delighted to be invited to participate once again in Dunster by Candlelight 2023.

We took something for everyone who might come through the Tithe Barn - Brio for the little ones, Waveybridge and Box Yard for grown ups and the Hornby Dublo 3-rail for all ages! The Tithe Barn was open from 3 in the afternoon until after 9 on Friday and Saturday, and the room we were in was busy all the time.

Late October saw Rail-Ex Taunton 2023 in full swing. This year we showed 35 layouts, a greater number than we have ever had before, supported by a good selection of traders who are familiar faces at Rail-Ex.If you were not one of the 1500 people who came to the show that is "The Best in the West" then you should make a note in your diary to come along to Rail-Ex Taunton 2024 next October

Keep an eye on our Rail-Ex website throughout the year for news of layouts, traders and demonstrations that will be at the show.

Another successful Open Day!

Following our successful "Open Day" in 2022 we once again took the opportunity to show some of our Club activities in a one day show in Washford Memorial Hall on 15th April 2023. Since last year we had begun the construction of three new layouts - one in O gauge, another in N gauge, and a small tram layout based (loosely) on the Seaton Tramway in OO. It was good to welcome many people who came along to see progress so far!

For a review of the Open Day and exhibition of the Club's layouts on 9th April 2022 in Washford Memorial Hall see the Activities page.

Mendip Show Cup

Waveybridge was taken to the Mendip Model Railway Show at Shepton Mallet over the weekend of 10th and 11th June 2022. As you can see the layout was awarded a trophy for “Best Operation”. Well done to everyone who helped to take it to the show and to run it!

Hornby Magazine Page

Hornby Magazine has published an extensive and lavishly illustrated write-up of Bradford-on-Tone, our large 00 layout set on the West of England main line somewhere between Taunton and Wellington, in the late 1960s/early 1970s when diesel hydraulics dominated the services. See Hornby Magazine issue 178 (April 2022) and enjoy pages 58 to 65!

Rail-Ex Taunton

For many years the SRMC has organised a large model railway exhibition in Taunton known as Rail-Ex Taunton. Held during the Autumn half term in late October the show has proved very popular and has gained an excellent reputation for the quality and diversity of the layouts on show and the variety of traders attending.

Following the Covid pandemic which caused the cancellation of so many shows Rail-Ex returned with a BANG! in 2022 and the show that is "The Best In The West" will be back again in October 2023!
Don't forget to put the dates in your diary: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

Rail-Ex 2023 Poster

A review of the 2022 show can be found at
'Rail Ex Taunton Review'

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