Wimborne Railway Society Open Day 16th March 2024

WIMBORNE RAILWAY SOCIETY OPEN DAY 2024

We will be holding an Open Day at the Allendale Community Centre in the middle of Wimborne (BH21 1AS) on Saturday, 16th March 2024 with a number of layouts and traders. There will also be a couple of small layouts specifically designed for operation by children – who are the future of our hobby. We will look forward to seeing you there. 

Introduction to Model Railways

Model Railways is a hobby shared by millions of people of all ages around the world. Famous modelling enthusiasts include Rod Stewart, Jools Holland, Pete Waterman, Eddie Izzard, Anne Diamond and Michael Jordan. At the heart of this enthusiasm is a fascination with scale models that reproduce lots of details of the real thing, right down to the rivets and bolts.

Those entering the hobby come via different routes. For railway enthusiasts who enjoy observing real trains the models are momentos of the romance of railway transport.

Some people like to collect, build and run the models of the trains they saw when they were very young, often taken to see them by their grandparents. They build working layouts featuring stations, signal boxes, scenary, vehicles, shops, people and places that they remember or imagine.

Others enjoy the historical research of looking back into our country’s industrial, engineering and railway heritage. But above all they all enjoy combining models with movement. They can control everything that happens or simply relax and watch their models run round, sometimes enhanced by sound too.

For some, model railways is a casual engagement, perhaps now and then buying a loco from Model Railway Solutions and reading about the hobby in specialist magazines.

Others go a little further, perhaps building a small layout on a board with some scenary and buildings. They like to visit local model shows like Wimborne Railex whenever they can.

For others model railways becomes a passion, they dedicate years to building a layout perhaps in their attic or garden. They join local clubs like Wimborne Railway Society and enjoy the social interaction, sometimes working in a team to construct exhibition quality layouts like ‘Wimborne’ and ‘Bournemouth West’.  But they all agree that model railways are a great way to escape the pressures of everyday life, yet in a way also enriching their daily world.

Come and find out more about taking the first steps to becoming a railway modeller or rediscovering model railways again at the: Wimborne Railway Society Open Day,

The Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne Minster, Saturday March 16th.

Allendale Community Centre

Hanham Road
Wimborne
BH21 1AS