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A small selection of the Scalefour Stores range of items available for anyone, as part of the Society's aim to further finescale modelling in general.

Coronavirus impacting deliveries: We do anticipate that delays will occur to shipping orders due to restrictions outside our control that result from the current health emergency. Currently, many orders can only be dispatched once a week, so please allow for that delay when ordering.

P&P is calculated at checkout. Except where noted, £3.00 is charged for UK, European and BFPO delivery, and £5.25 is charged elsewhere.

Our volunteer stores staff generally dispatch your order within a few working days week or two. They will be in touch if an item has gone out of stock, and offer a full refund or the option to wait for new stock. Delivery times vary around the world, with the UK generally being a few days after our dispatch. If your order has not arrived after 30 days (sooner in the UK), please get in touch.

We offer a no-questions refund or replacement service, in addition to your statutary rights. In the UK that includes an explicit right to cancel an online order within 14 days of receipt, if you return the goods to us at your expense.

Contact the stores with questions, or to arrange refunds and cancellations via email:

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Wheel Specifications for the Modeller

Front cover of Wheel Specifications for the Modeller Wheel Specifications for the Modeller, Mike Sharman

Mike Sharman’s beautifully engineered locomotives and rolling stock, performing impeccably on trackworks of intriguing complexity, have inspired modellers for decades. Similarly his books have taught them valuable practical techniques. The ‘Wheels’ book filled a particular gap, in that Mike had painstakingly researched and compiled an extensive range of fundamental basic information in a handy and relevant form. It saved a lot of people a lot of work, and it has been too long out of print. Mike is a past-President of the Scalefour Society, so it is fitting that a member of this Society worked to digitalise the material, so that a new edition can now be offered. It has benefited from examination by specialists of the various railway Line Societies, and minor amendments incorporated. Whilst the shape of the book is slightly changed, the familiar tables and text are essentially unaltered and remain a tribute to Mike, a tribute which the Scalefour Society is delighted to have facilitated.

Members may purchase at a £2 discount, exclusively in the Members Stores.

WHEEL1Wheel Specifications for the Modeller (Book)£10.00

Lever Frame

Lever frame

Lever Frame
Etch for 5 lever frame. Frame takes standard microswitches (not supplied) or can be connected by a mechanical linkage. 5 of LFH required to complete. Download the instructions (PDF)


Turned steel handles
These handles, seen on four of the levers in the photo, set off the frame nicely. 5 required to complete.


Microswitches suitable for lever frame
These single pole microswitches are the correct size and type to fit the lever frame. 5 per pack.


A Modeller's Guide to Civil Engineering Structures

Front cover of Civil Engineering CD A Modeller's Guide to Civil Engineering Structures, John A Smith

Written by a retired civil engineer, this e-book addresses the basics of the structures that are encountered on British railways and through diagrams and photographs illustrates the design considerations and construction of cuttings and embankments, bridges, viaducts and tunnels, as well as other associated items. Bonus files are included that feature both prototype and model photographs by the well-known modellers Richard Chown and Mark Tatlow. Together, this gives an invaluable work of reference that will enable readers to understand and build more authentic models of the environment around the trains and track.

As a first for the Society, it has been produced as an e-book on a CD that is compatible with both Windows and Apple systems. It is simple to use and allows access to a wide range of exceptionally useful information for the modeller working in any scale, gauge or period.

CEM0A Modeller's Guide to Civil Engineering Structures, by John A Smith (CD)£7.00

St Merryn

Front cover St Merryn Book This book describes the planning and realisation of the South London Area Group's exhibition layout - St Merryn.

Many of the ideas and techniques contained here will be applicable to any type of layout in any scale.

Most of the text has been newly written for this book. Likewise, most of the photographs and drawings are new.

SMB3St Merryn, What we did and why we did it, by South London Area Group (Book)£10.00

Due to the weight of this item, e-shop orders which contain it are charged a per order P&P rate of £7.25 to destinations outside Europe.

Alex Jackson: The Man and the Coupling

Front cover AJ Book We are pleased to offer a comprehensive guide to the development, production, installation and use of the Alex Jackson coupling.

This book is packed with photos and diagrams, offering a readable and straightforward account of dealing with manufacture, fitting, and operating the AJ coupling in an easy reading style. As well as describing the history of the AJ coupling, the book is very practically based, taking the modeller through the steps of forming the coupling hook, mounting it on various types of vehicle, and operating it.

Written to help with aspects that have previously been regarded as part of the black arts of railway modelling - a frequently asked questions chapter gives useful troubleshooting advice, and a separate section shows the use of the jigs now available for forming and mounting couplings.

AJB0Alex Jackson the Man and the Coupling, by Dave Booth (Book)£6.00

Christmas Cards

The four christmas cards

Scalefour Society Christmas Cards (Proceeds to the Railway Children)

Each pack contains 4 cards and 4 envelopes. There are four designs, and each pack contains one of each design. The cards measure 210x148mm, and are blank inside. The logo of the Scalefour Society and the Railway Children appears on the back. All proceeds go to Railway Children, our charity of choice.

Photographed and Edited by Allan Goodwillie.

CARD1Scalefour Society Christmas Cards, pack of 4 (Proceeds to Railway Children)£2.50