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ENGINEERING - Clubs and Societies for the dedicated modellers of Live Steam.
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Birmingham Society of Model Engineers Ltd www.birminghamsme.com
Contact Details:
Meeting Venue:  Birmingham Society Of Model Engineers LTD , Illshaw Heath Road, Hockley Heath , Solihull , West Midlands  B94 6DN
Meeting Day: Wednesdays & Sunday afternoons   
Founded in 1936 by a small group of enthusiastic model engineers, the Society has grown to become a club with one of the largest memberships in the United Kingdom. The aim of the Society is simple:- to bring together people from all walks of life who share a common interest in model engineering and its heritage.
Details last updated 12th August 2017
Bristol Society of Model & Experimental Engineers http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk/
Contact Details: Chairman , Norman Rogers
Meeting Venue:  Begbrook Social Club , Frenchay Park RD , Bristol  BS16 1HY
Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.    Meeting Times: 7.30pm
A model engineering society whose members participate in numerous modelling & engineering disciplines including live steam & electric locomotives, traction engines, 16mm and popular gauges of model railways, IC engines, boats and aeroplanes. The core activity is the operation of a miniature railway in Ashton Court, Bristol which caters for 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge locomotives.
Details last updated 27th May 2016
Butterley Garden Railway Association bgra.6mm.org.uk
Contact Details: Membership Secretary , Mike Riley Tel: 07522554446
Meeting Venue:  Butterley Station Yard, Midland Railway Centre , Butterley , Ripley , Derbyshire
Meeting Day: Wednesdays and Sundays   Meeting Times: Afternoons on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. All Day Sun
16mm Scale Live steam group with tracks in both 32mm and 45mm gauges
Details last updated 7th August 2015

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Cambridge Model Engineering Society www.cambridgemes.org.uk
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary , Simon Jones
Meeting Venue: , Cambridge , Cambridgeshire
Ground level mixed gauge line (7.25", 5" and 3.5") set in pleasant park like grounds on the western edge of Cambridge. Public running every second Sunday 1.30pm - 5.30pm from April to October inclusive.
Details last updated 20th August 2015
Canvey Railway & Model Engineering Club www.cramec.org
Contact Details: Chairman , Mike Leahy
Meeting Venue:  Adjacent To Waterside Sports Centre , Somnes Avenue , Canvey Island , Essex  SS8 9RA
Meeting Day: First and third Friday each month   Meeting Times: 8.00pm
Canvey Railway & MEC has a substantial tracksite (3.5", 5" and 7 1/4" gauge) located adjacent to the Waterside Sports Centre. Whiist many of our members build and operate model steam locos there is a keen following within the club of other aspects of model engineering eg stationary engines, clocks, traction engines, etc. Clubhouse and other facilities. Train rides are given to the public, Sundays - April to October
Details last updated 4th March 2014
Cardiff Model Engineering Society www.cardiffmes.com FaceBook link
Contact Details: Secretary , Rob Matthews Tel: 029 2025 5000
Meeting Venue:  Cardiff Model Engineering Society , King George V Drive East , Cardiff , Cardiff  CF14 4AW
Meeting Day: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur   Meeting Times: 7pm - 9pm
Miniature train rides - steam, diesel and electric - and tram rides - in delightful parkland on the outskirts of the capital city of Wales Steam Rides Diesel Rides Tram Rides Frequent Departures The Society was founded in 1948 and moved to Heath Park in 1987. The site, including two railway tracks and a unique electric tramway, two model railways, and extensive refreshment facilities, has been developed by the members for the benefit of our visitors.
Details last updated 23rd May 2018
City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers cosme.org.com
Contact Details: Club Secretary , David Price Tel: 441235533884
Model engineering and owners of the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway
Details last updated 23rd May 2018

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Echills Wood Railway Society www.ewr.org.uk
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary , Mr J Stevens Tel: 01926 498705
Meeting Venue:  Kingsbury Water Park ( JNC 9 M42 ) , Bodymore Heath Lane , NR Kingsbury , Warwickshire  B76 0DY
Meeting Day: Operating every Sunday & bank holidays   Meeting Times: Operating Times 1100hrs to 1600 HRS
The Echills Wood Railway is a 71/4 gauge railway, Which includes four station some to be completed, 5 bridges, 20 metre tunnel. The two main stations have facilities to service four trains each, the railway has a selection of semaphore and colour light signals, with an approximate track length of 2 miles within the park. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in joining or running a 71/4 gauge locomotives. The railway also has a large 16mm narrow gauge railway.See website.
Details last updated 24th March 2016

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Gauge One North West Model Rail Group
Contact Details: Secretary , Neville Pearson Tel: 01200 446437
The North West Group provides a contact point for those G1MRA members resident primarily in the North West, although we do have members from further afield.
We currently have nearly sixty members, and our interests concentrate mainly on the railways of the UK, covering all regions and the whole spectrum from pre-grouping through to the present day.
We produce nine or ten newsletters per year. Our abilities range from ready-to-run, modified ready-to-run, kit construction,
Details last updated 19th June 2016
Grimsby & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society www.gcmes.org.uk FaceBook link
Contact Details: Secretary , Dave Smith Tel: 07970-491567
Meeting Venue:  Hartley Lodge, Waltham Windmill , Brigsley Road, Waltham , Grimsby , Lincolnshire  DN37 0JZ
Meeting Day: Third Tuesday of every month   Meeting Times: 7.30pm
The society caters for all model engineering disciplines and welcomes new members, especially youngsters. Formed in 1935, it has occupied its present Waltham Windmill site, on the outskirts of Grimsby, since 1987, where it has created an interesting track catering for 3-1/2in, 5in and 7-1/4in gauge locomotives. Public running takes place every Sunday and bank holiday from March/Easter to end of October and Wednesdays during school summer holidays. A traction engine roadway has also been built.
Details last updated 16th July 2017
Guildford Model Engineering Society www.gmes.org.uk
Contact Details: P R Officer , Mike Sleigh
Meeting Venue:  Stoke Park , London Road , Guildford , Surrey  GU1 1TU
GMES aims to develope, encourage and provide facilities for all aspects of the hobby of model engineering.
Details last updated 10th March 2018

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Hatfield and District Society of Model Engineers https://sites.google.com/site/hatfielddsme/
Contact Details: Chairman , David Cramphorn
Meeting Venue: , Hatfield , Hertfordshire
Meeting Day: Thuresday    Meeting Times: 20:00 HRS
Small friendly society of Model Engineers with raised level 5" and 3 1/2" track.
Details last updated 21st November 2016

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King's Lynn & District Society of Model Engineers http://www.kldsme.org.uk FaceBook link
Contact Details: Chairman , John Fitzsimmons
Meeting Venue:  The Railway, Alive Lynnsport , Greenpark Avenue , King's Lynn , Norfolk  PE30 2NB
Meeting Day: Working Parties on Wednesdays and Sundays   Meeting Times: 10am to 4pm
The King's Lynn & District Society of Model Engineers was formed in 1970 to bring together all those in the area interested in Model Engineering.

We're a small friendly club comprising of just over 50 members, who have many interests from railways to traction engines, stationary engines, model aeroplanes, miniature road vehicles and many others.

Our dual gauge ground level railway track caters for 5" and 7.25" gauge and is a popular attraction on a Sunday afternoons.
Details last updated 18th November 2017
Kinver and West Midlands Model Engineers www.kinvermodelengineers.org.uk
Contact Details: Secretary , Peter Hardwick Tel: 0121 520 0475
Meeting Venue:  Kinver And West Midlands Society Of Model Engineers Club Room , Marsh Playing Fields , Kinver , Staffordshire  DY7 6ER
Meeting Day: Every Friday Night and Sunday all day   Meeting Times: 19:30
Located in the picturesque village of Kinver in Staffordshire, the society has an extensive raised 2150 ft track catering for both 5" and 3 1/2" gauges. A ground level 7 1/4" track is now completed and ready for running on. Visitors are most welcome and the society is open to the public most Sunday afternoons from 14:00 until 16:30ish (passengers and weather pending) between Easter and November. Young and old alike can come and ride our scale models of steam and diesel locomotives and tram
Details last updated 24th May 2018

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Leicester Society of Model Engineers Ltd www.lsme.uk.com
Contact Details: Chairman , Philip Day
Meeting Venue:  Tracksite At Abbey Park , The Gate House, Abbey Park, St Margrets Way , Leicester , Leicestershire  LE4 5AQ
Meeting Day: Sundays   Meeting Times: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The society was originally formed as the leicester & district society of model engineers in 1910. The society runs two multi gauge tracks in abbey park, leicester on Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1.00 to 5.00 easter to October giving rides to the public, visitors are always welcome.We hane 2600' ground level 5" and 7 1/4", 660' of raised track for 21/2", 31/2" and 5" gauges and a garden railway with gauge one and o gauge track
Details last updated 12th August 2018

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North London Society of Model Engineers http://www.nlsme.co.uk/
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary , Mr A. Marshall
Meeting Venue: , Finchley (North London) , Greater London  N12 0PX
Meeting Day: Wednesday for Model Railways   Meeting Times: Generally 7pm Onwards
The Society has British OO & O gauge, North American HO and Slot Cars, all with layouts, at this site. The Society also has a site at Colney Heath in Hertfordshire housing the Society’s Boating Lake, Garden Railway and Raised & Ground Level Railways.
Details last updated 7th January 2018
Northampton Society of Model Engineers Ltd nsme.co.uk
Contact Details: Secretary , Geoff Watts Tel: 07907051388
Meeting Venue:  Lower Delapre Park , London Road , Northampton , Northamptonshire  NN4 8AJ
Meeting Day: Tuesday   Meeting Times: 10.00
The Northampton Society of Model Engineers Ltd was formed in 1933 and has been at the site in Delapre Park since 1965. The Society runs many events including public running days, club running days and birthday parties. We have two tracks, a ground level 5" and 71/4" of over 1/2 mile and a 31/2" and 5" raised rack of 1/3 mile. All these tracks are in a beautiful woodland setting.
Details last updated 23rd May 2018

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Rotherham and District Model Engineers Society Ltd www.rdmes.co.uk
Contact Details: Secretary And Commitee Member , Dennis Meares
Meeting Venue:  Track Site, Rosehill Park , Off Park Grove, Rawmarsh , Rotherham , South Yorkshire  S62 7JS
Meeting Day: every Wednesday and Sunday   Meeting Times: 11:30 am to 16:30 PM
The Society was established in 1994 and its headquarters are located in Victoria Park, Rawmarsh, Near Rotherham. The Society operates a triple gauge ( 3.5", 5" and 7.25" ) raised track and a 7.25" ground level track. Rides are given to the public every Sunday from Easter to October and on Wednesdays during school holidays. The Societies extended ground level track is now fully operational including improved facilities for the disabled. The Society hires out the facilities for birthday parties.
Details last updated 13th November 2017

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Salisbury and District Model Engineering Society www.salisburymes.co.uk
Contact Details: Secretary , Jonathan Maxwell Tel: 01722 320848
Meeting Venue:  Porton/idmiston Village Hall , Porton , Wiltshire  SP4 0LB
Meeting Day: Third Wednesday of the month    Meeting Times: 7.30 PM
We have about 30 members who's interests vary over a wide range of interests(engineering techniques, boats, trains, planes) We meet once a month on the third Wednesday at 7.30, when there will usually be a speaker.
Details last updated 9th February 2018
Sheffield & District Society of Model & Experimental Engineers www.sheffieldmodelengineers.com
Contact Details: Webmaster , Mr M Savage
Meeting Venue:  Abbeydale Road South , Sheffield , South Yorkshire  S17 3LB
We are a long established society, dedicated to promoting our hobby by building and operating steam powered models; by engineering experimentation; by encouraging young model engineers; by maintaining links with other model engineers in the UK and abroad. Model engineers and interested guests are always made welcome. Our premises and toilets are wheelchair accessible. We have a 3½" to 7¼" multi-gauge raised track, fully signalled 5" and 7¼" dual gauge ground level track and a 'garden gauge' r
Details last updated 26th April 2018
Sussex Miniature Locomotive Society www.beechhurst-railway.org.uk
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary , Mr John Baldwin
Meeting Venue: , Haywards Heath , West Sussex
Operating The Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway Open to Public - Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Details last updated 11th October 2016
Sutton Coldfield Model Engineering Society Ltd www.scmes.co.uk
Contact Details: Membership Secretary , John Cope
Meeting Venue:  Balleny Green , Little Hay Lane , Little Hay, NR Lichfield , Staffordshire  WS14 0QB
Meeting Day: Please contact the Hon Secretary by email   Meeting Times: Please Contact the Hon Secretary by Email
Model Engineering Society operating Little Hay Miniature Railway. Gauges -- Ground level 7.25' & 5', High level 5', 3.5' & 2.5' and SM32 all in a lovely landscaped site of 2.5 acres. Tracks -- Ground level approx 2700 FT fully signalled and High level of 460 FT also fully signalled.

The society has steam, petrol hydraulic and electric loco's with 10 7.25' Ground level carriages + 4 brake trucks and 4 5' High level carriages.
Details last updated 12th September 2017

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Valley Road Model Engineering Society (Nottingham) vrmes.co.uk
Contact Details: Secretary , Alan Budd
Model engineering society with dual 5 and 3 1/2 gauge elevated running track. Open to the public approximately 12 days per year, member running at any time. Members operate steam and battery locomotives but loco ownership not essential.
Details last updated 2nd December 2016

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West Cumbria Guild of Model Engineers www.wcgme.com FaceBook link
Contact Details: Secretary , Tom Jones Tel: 01946728938
Meeting Venue:  Club House Workington , Curwen Park , Workington , Cumbria  CA14 4YB
Meeting Day: Every second Wednesday of the month.   Meeting Times: 19:00pm
The Permanent track in Curwen Hall Park, Workington is raised and of steel construction supported on steel tubular columns. It caters for 5" and 3.5" gauges. It is in the form of an oval with 50' radius ends and straights of 150' giving a total circuit length of 600' and it is located in a tree-covered area. the gradient along the straights is approximately 1:100. the width over rails and fastenings is 7" at rail level and the minimum railtop to ground clearance is 10". Steaming bays are radial
Details last updated 9th September 2017
West Riding Small Locomotive Society www.wrsls.co.uk
Contact Details: Committee Member , John Lockwood Tel: 07973410342
Meeting Venue:  Behind Freedom House Annex , Bradford Road, A650 Tingley, Behind Freedom House , Wakefield , West Yorkshire  WF3 1QU
Meeting Day: Wednesdays and Sundays   Meeting Times: 13.00 Onwards
We cater for live steam and electric locomotives in gauges 2.5, 3.5, 5 and 7.25 on an elevated track and 7.25 on a ground level track, we are open to the public every Sunday from Easter weekend through to October. Throughout the summer passengers can ride pulled by a variety of live steam and electric locomotives every Sunday from 13.00 onwards.
We meet at our well appointed Club House every Wednesday to test and run our locomotives and also maintain the site. Please come and join us
Details last updated 5th April 2018
West Wiltshire Society of Model Engineers www.wwsme.org.uk
Contact Details: Membership Secretary , T J Neary Tel: 01225 719452
Meeting Venue:  Whitehorse Liesure Centre , Westbury , Wiltshire  BA13 4LX
Meeting Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesday & 1st & 3rd Saturday of month   Meeting Times: 1800 Hours Summer, 19:30 Hours Winter
Model Engineerig Society - about 90 members- friendly bunch - winter meetings 1st & 3rd Wdedsnday evening of month for engieering related talks - 16 mm outdoor track - 45 mm track planned - 3 1/2' & 5' raised track -Station with steaming bays and toilet block - portable track for summer fetes. BBQ available on site.
Details last updated 10th May 2016
Westlands & Yeovil District Model Engineering Society www.wydmes.org.uk
Contact Details: President , Len White
We are a group of Model Engineers from Yeovil and the surrounding area and are based at the Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil. We have a large site with a 1200 ft circuit railway track with 2.5, 3.5 and 5-inch gauge rails on a raised wall, together with an O gauge SM32 'garden railway' Like many other Model Engineering clubs our activities tend to be centred around the track, but we also have interests in traction engines, stationary engines etc. Mostly, though, we make and run coal fired model s
Details last updated 13th October 2016
Woking Miniature Railway Society www.mizens.co.uk FaceBook link
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary , Naomi Bradbury
Meeting Venue:  Barrs Lane , Knaphill , Woking , Surrey
Meeting Day: Sunday   Meeting Times: 2pm
Mizens Railway is a passenger-carrying miniature railway situated in a delighful 10-acre site near Woking in Surrey. The railway provides a choice of runs with a variety of locomotives, including several steam engines.

The railway is generally open to the public on Sunday afternoons from the beginning of May until the end of September. In additon, several special events occur throughout the year. Brooklands Model Railway Group has also joined the Society as a Modellers Section
Details last updated 8th February 2018
Wolverhampton and District Model Engineering Society www.wolverhampton-dmes.co.uk
Contact Details: Secretary , Alan Lowe
All information can be obtained via the Society Website.
Details last updated 13th May 2017
Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers www.worthingmodelengineers.co.uk FaceBook link
Contact Details: Hon. Secretary , Leigh Gibbins
Meeting Venue:  Field Place , The Boulevard, Durrington , Worthing , West Sussex  BN13 1NP
Meeting Day: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month   Meeting Times: 7.30pm
Model Engineering of locomotives, Boats, Clocks Etc. We have a raised Track for 21/2', 3', 5' for Locos and meet in our own Clubhouse every 2nd and 4th week of each month
Details last updated 10th September 2015

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