BMES Gala Weekend 2017

5 inch gauge steam trains

The Bedford Model Engineering Society are holding their Annual Gala at the Summerfields Miniature Railways. This year’s event will be held over the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. As always we extend a cordial invitation to fellow enthusiasts from other clubs to join us for a weekend of miniature railway enjoyment.

Following extensive trackwork over the last year we now have the 5″ track running between the main station at Haynes End to the top Station, Hammer Hill. This will be available for use by all visitors on Friday and Saturday. During public running on Sunday the 5″ gauge on the ground level will be closed. Visitors with 5″ gauge locomotives will be able to run and public haul, if they wish, on the raised track at Hammer Hill Station.

Over the last couple of years we have seen a small number of traction engines attend and would welcome more attendees.

Friday will be the welcome day and the railway tracks and the traction engine road will be open for use from midday. Saturday is the Gala day proper while Sunday is a public running day where all our visitors, if they so wish, can run for the public.

Camping and caravan facilities on site are available (by arrangement) from Thursday 31st August to Monday 4th September, though it may be possible to accommodate tents and caravans beyond these dates if so required. Please note there is a limited number of pitches and they will be allocated on a first come basis.

If you would like to attend please download and complete the attached form and return it to us as soon as possible, but no later than 11th August 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to our annual Gala weekend

Please click on the link, below, for the booking form.

BMES Gala Weekend Visitors Booking Form 2017