Membership

Membership of the Scalefour Society is open to all interested modellers over the age of 16. Younger members may be admitted if sponsored by an adult member.

You may wish to read our Membership Prospectus for full details.

You may also wish to review our Constitution and Rules (PDF) before joining.

Subscription

Our membership year begins on 1st March, when the annual subscription (currently £26) must be paid to the Membership Secretary.

Remaining Year Reduced Rate

Take advantage of a reduced rate of £19 by joining now. To reflect the need to renew next year, we reduce the rates at this time of year. Because of this discount, no additional discount is offered to the over 65 or under 18 at this point in our membership year.

People who join part way through the year receive a welcome pack that includes all Scalefour News issues published up to that point.

The rates for members outside the UK include a postal supplement to offset the higher postal charges involved.

Thank you for joining the Scalefour Society, a membership from which we believe you will gain much benefit.

If you have any queries please e-mail the Membership Secretary: memsec@scalefour.org

On Line Application

Please follow the relevant “Subscribe now” link in the table below according to class of membership. You will be directed to a secure site where you will asked to fill in your details. Payment by debit or credit card can be made directly, or we accept PayPal.

Data Protection Act 1998
It is a condition of membership that the Society may act as a Data Controller in respect of the personal data of its members. The provisions of the Act which relate to an Unincorporated Members Club apply. The personal data of each member may be used for all or any of the following purposes:

  • Mailing lists for distributing, or recording the distribution of, publications, articles and information to members.
  • The production and publication of a Membership List to members of the Society for use only within the Society.
  • Disclosures to computer operator(s) and/or service(s) when required to repair/maintain equipment and/or programs.

Right to non-disclosure: A member may elect to have certain details excluded from the published list see (b) above. If you wish to exclude any of the following items from the list then please indicate this in the appropriate place at the next stage: Forename, Address, Telephone No., E-mail Address. I hereby apply for membership of the Scalefour Society and I agree, if accepted to abide by the Rules of the Society as laid down in the Constitution. I consent to my personal data as given above, being held and used by the Society for purposes authorised by the Data Protection Act 1998. My agreement is signified by clicking on the 'subscribe now' link and completing the requested details.

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Membership Category Subscription Location Postal supplement Total subscription Subscription Link
Member (Remaining year) £19.00 UK (inc. BFPO) £19.00 Subscribe now
£19.00 Rest of Europe £5.00 £24.00 Subscribe now
£19.00 Rest of the world £7.00 £28.00 Subscribe now

It will help your committee to help you if you also fill out our new members questionnaire.

Application by Post

If you prefer to apply by post, you can complete our application form, print it out and mail it with a cheque to the Membership Secretary.

Postal Application Form

When completed, please send the form, with your remittance or completed credit card details, to:

Steve Carter,
Membership Secretary,
Brownsmyths,
Main Street,
Beckley,
Rye,
TN31 6RG,
United Kingdom.

If you have a UK bank account and wish to use a Direct Debit for future renewals please print out the Direct Debit form (PDF) and send it in together with your membership application. The Society only does a direct debit run once a year at renewal time so we can't take the initial fee by this means. Members joining on line will be sent a Direct Debit form with their New Members' pack.

Prospective Overseas members please note that payment must be drawn payable in pound sterling (£/GBP) on a UK bank. Foreign currency cheques cannot be accepted because of the rates our bank charges for the payment of foreign currency cheques. If you elect to pay by debit card, credit card or PayPal, this detail is taken care of by your card issuer or PayPal. Therefore the recommended payment methods for overseas members are credit card, debit card or PayPal.

Direct Debits

The main income received by the Society is that of subscriptions from members. Thus it is in the interest of all members that subscriptions are paid promptly on the 1st of March each year.

The use of the Direct Debit system saves you from having to remember when your membership renewal is due and, should you forget, saves the Society having to send reminders. Printing and posting reminders are a wasteful use of Society funds. Furthermore, the direct debit system gives the Society a significant saving in time and cost compared with processing other methods of payment, such as cheques.

Since you will need to pay your first subscription by conventional means, the direct debit would take effect from your first renewal on the 1st of March 2018. You are asked to request a Direct Debit Mandate - to do so please tick the relevant box in the final section of this form and a Direct Debit form will be sent to you. Please note that this facility is only available to members with UK bank accounts.

Direct Debit Form (PDF)

As a 'thank you' from the Society for members using a direct debit, there is also a benefit to you since subscriptions paid in this manner qualify for a discount of £2.00 on the renewal subscription.

Renewal for existing members

Existing members may renew their membership here (January-June).