Modelling the Somerset & Dorset Railway

The railway has proved hugely popular with modellers, and a wide range of SDJR models is available in 4mm and 7mm scales. While there are some ready-to-run examples in 4mm scale, most come in kit form.

We hope modellers will share your experiences, questions and responses by contributing to these pages and through the 'Pines Express'. We also hope to pass on information about new releases, as they become available.

Please let us hear from you, either here or via the Editor of our quarterly Pines Express magazine.

Read about the S&D modelling activities of our members and others in this 4-page extract from our magazine.

The Trust has held a highly successful annual Model Railway Exhibition in January for over 40 years. Here are the details for the 2018 exhibition.

The Trust stocks a number of 00 Scale limited edition wagons, including some newly added versions which can be viewed in the Sales section.

Existing kits and models have been listed by Russ Garner, and is available here.

Richard Barton explains clearly about modelling SDJR coaches taking account of different roof heights and other detailed differences here.

We are always pleased to hear about your modelling, and welcome photos and articles. Email them to us here.

Andrew Pearce's S&D layout

Andrew has an excellent and constantly evolving layout - here are the latest videos!

M196 - the train reporting number for the 10.28 Manchester (London Rd) - Bournemouth West. A Summer Saturday express.​ (December 2017)