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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).


Latest Club News

With Rail-Ex Taunton 2022 just days away the Wednesday club night was devoted to the Show Guide with members manning (and womanning) a production line folding, collating, stapling and adding an insert to assemble the programme. Preparation of the text, printing and copying of the 5000 sheets was another mammoth task undertaken by Steve Pike - thanks Steve!

Mendip Show Cup

Waveybridge was taken to the Mendip Model Railway Show at Shepton Mallet over the weekend of 10th and 11th June. 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!

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.

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!

To mark the reopening of the club room in 2022 we displayed some of the club’s layouts on 9th April in Washford Memorial Hall. It was great to welcome so many old and new friends!

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Club Room Open

The club room, closed because of the Covid pandemic, was able to re-open on 4th August 2021 and members could meet up again for the few months before Christmas before restrictions were re-imposed.

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

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

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