Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
The home of Railway Modelling since 1930
Steam/Open Days


Due to the ongoing need for caution over the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel our open days until further notice. We will, however, be monitoring government advice and will announce any chenges as soon as decisions are made.

We hope things are back to some kind of normal by April 2022, and look forward to seeing you then!


Once a month we hold an Open Day at the club's headquarters, primarily for running the 7¼" Gauge Miniature Railway, but also giving the public a chance to come down and see what we are about.

First Sunday of the month
from April to September
10:30am to 4pm

Admission to club house - FREE
Train Rides - 70p per ride or 4 all day pass

Light refreshments available all day

How to find us >>

Sunday 04 April 2021 Cancelled >>
Sunday 02 May 2021 Cancelled >>
Sunday 06 June 2021 Cancelled >>
Sunday 04 July 2021 Cancelled >>
Sunday 01 August 2021 Cancelled >>
Sunday 05 September 2021 Cancelled >>
These dates may vary nearer the time of each open day to fit in with the availability of club members. Please check the web site during the week before you intend to visit us.

In addition to running the Miniature Railway, the club house is opened up to the public with all the layouts on display.

On most Open Days you will see several of the layouts running, or members of some of the sections may be there working on them - and always ready for a chat!

See our Photo Gallery for previous Steam Days.

Please be aware that, because the club's premises are situated next to Chadwell Heath Railway Station, the only access to the site is unfortunately via two flights of steps down from street level.

Coming up...


Our 64th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 23 Apr 2022
Sun 24 Apr 2022




Sun 04 Apr 2021
Sun 02 May 2021
Sun 06 Jun 2021
Sun 04 Jul 2021
Sun 01 Aug 2021
Sun 05 Sep 2021

Train rides, model railways and cakes!


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