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
There are two categories of membership
Full member and Social member
A full member is involved with the modelling side of the Society and regularly attend the sessions at the Train Shed at Men in Sheds Full members also attend the social functions.
A social member usually attends the functions at held once a month and joins in with the organisation of the shows, open days and excursions.
Current membership fees are:-
Full member £20 per year plus £2.50 per week attendance fee.
Social member £7.50 per year plus £2 per month attendance fee
Full members receive full benefits of the Society including use of the workshop, attendance at social functions and priority for all other activities.
social members are able to attend social functions.
Non members may attend social functions for a nominal £2 fee.