BARMATES was formed in 2007 to promote and generate interest in all aspects of railways. The Society caters for all those who construct layouts and build rolling stock, to those with an interest in full size railways be it photographing or reading or collecting memorabilia, whether it is historical or modern. If you have an interest in railways and live in the Bridlington area then come along to our meetings.
Members who are interested in modelling come along to our clubroom/workshop on Bridlington Railway Station at 7pm on Tuesday evenings. (Some members also attend on Thursday afternoons.) During these sessions members usually work on the club layouts. Currently there are two under construction - one in 00 gauge and one in O gauge. Some members work on the scenics whilst others work on other jobs such as layoung track or wiring. Everyone helps and learns from each other.
Sometimes we plan our next show or open day and sometimes members help each other out with their own layouts.
The layouts that are being built in the clubroom are for the benfit of members. Some members run their own stock, whilst others use the club stock. The main activity on club nights is construction work. The layouts are usually operated at our shows or open days
BARMATES has several experienced modellers amongst its members. Some have
exhibited layouts at shows around the country. Some have had layouts featured in national railway magazines.
Some members have come along to learn how to build layouts whilst others have a genuine interest in railways and transport either because they used to work on the railways or they are volunteers for preserved railways
Other members work on the Society layouts and most of them have layouts at home. Some are in lofts whilst others are in sheds and/or garages.
Once a month on the second Tuesday the Society holds a social evening. The event takes place at the Black Lion, High Street, Old Town, Bridlington. The activities include:- talks, videos, guest speakers, who come along and share their knowledge and experiences with us. The Society also arranges outings to model railway shows and places of railway interest