BMES Gala Weekend

BMES Gala Day - Three Locos

BMES Annual Gala

The Bedford Model Engineering Society will again be hosting an Annual Gala at the Summerfields Miniature Railways. This year’s event will be held over the weekend of Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September. The Society extends 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.

Gala Day train running

Camping and caravan facilities on site are available (by arrangement) from Thursday 30th August to Monday 3rd 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 10th August 2018.

We look forward to welcoming friends old and new to our Gala weekend.

Please click on the link, below, for the booking form (opens in a new tab).


BMES Gala Weekend Visitors Booking Form 2018