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.


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

People joining now do not renew until 1st March 2022, so you get the remaining months of this membership year and all of the following year for the regular price.

We offer an optional concessionary rate for those of UK retirement age, or under 18. This year, you must be under 18 or over 66 years of age.

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

Thank you for applying to join 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:

On Line Application

Please follow the relevant “Join Today” button 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 2018

The Society’s Committee shall act as Data Controller in respect of the personal data of its members. In applying for membership you agree that your personal data will be held on computer and may be used for any or all of the following purposes:

  • Mailing lists for distributing, or recording the distribution of, publications, articles and information to members. This will include sending your name, address and membership number to our printers to enable mailing of publications.
  • The production and publication of a Membership List(s) 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 programmes.
  • The retention of records of financial transactions between members and the Society for such period (currently six years) as may be required by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs or other regulatory agencies of the UK.

Consent: A member may consent to have certain details included on the Membership List – see (b) above. If you wish to INCLUDE any of the following items on the list then indicate this in the appropriate place at the next stage: Forename, Address, Telephone No., E-mail Address. Thank you.

Members may withdraw their consent at any time by contacting the Membership Secretary (for details see the ‘Blue Sheet’, Scalefour News or Society Website).

Your personal data, as indicated above, will be deleted from future Membership Lists should you resign or lapse your membership.

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 as stated in the Data Protection Act 2018 section above. My agreement is signified by clicking on the 'subscribe now' link and completing the requested details.

Right of Cancellation: You have a legal right to cancel this application, and receive a full refund, within fourteen days. Please contact the Membership Secretary if you wish to do so.

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Membership Category Subscription Location Postal supplement Total subscription Subscription Link
Member £26.00 UK (inc. BFPO) £26.00 Subscribe now
£26.00 Rest of Europe £5.00 £31.00 Subscribe now
£26.00 Rest of the world £7.00 £33.00 Subscribe now
Optional concessionary rate, for members under 18 or over 66 £24.00 UK (inc. BFPO) £24.00 Subscribe now
£24.00 Rest of Europe £5.00 £29.00 Subscribe now
£24.00 Rest of the world £7.00 £31.00 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,
Main Street,
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 2022. 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).