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The Worthing and District Society of Model Engineers

Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers, Field Place, Durrington Worthing BN13 1NP 01903 815350
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Welcome to the website of the Worthing and District Society of Model Engineers. Whether you are an existing member of the Society, someone interested in model engineering or a member of the public looking for information on our next running day for the trains, we hope that you will find this site interesting.

The Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers is one of a number of similar model clubs and societies located throughout the United Kingdom. Almost every town and City has one and these usually include a miniature steam railway offering rides to the public. The most common gauge for this is 5″ which is about 1/11th scale of the full sized version.

The Society is based at Field Place which is located a mile or so to the north west of Worthing town centre. There we have an elevated triple gauge (5, 3½, and 2½ inch) railway track of approximately 440 yards length, a clubhouse and workshop.

Rides are provided for the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from April to October. Please check the Public Running calendar to find out when public running days are scheduled.

In addition to providing public rides, throughout the year the club organises other events, such as an Open Day, Charity Day and at Christmas the ever popular Santa Rides. For a couple of weeks during August the club also hosts courses in model engineering although this year (2017) we will be unable to do so due to the unexpected passing of Ian Aitken who was instrumental in creating these courses.

The Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers members come from all walks of life and are very willing to pass on their knowledge of engineering and construction. From scratch built models, restoration projects and kit built models there’s always help and advice available.

Model engineering is a fascinating hobby. So, what is model engineering?

Well, basically it is a hobby involving constructing machines in miniature. The primary areas of interest are live steam models, typically steam locomotives, stationary engines and traction engines. Others areas include internal combustion engines, Stirling (Hot Air) engines, radio controlled model boats, clock making, workshop equipment, miniature machine tools and ornamental turning.

We are a friendly group of around 100 members. Our interests include railway locomotives, traction engines, stationary engines, clocks and marine models. Meetings are held in our clubhouse at Field Place in Worthing on the second and fourth Thursday of each month with either a guest speaker or in-house programmes. Members also meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays for working parties, to run models or just have a chat and a cup of tea. So if you are interested come along or perhaps unsure, then put feelers out to us through the contact page of this web site and I, the Webmaster the club secretary or the Membership secretary will be happy to bring you along one evening.


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Phone Number 01903 815350
Country United Kingdom
State/Province England
distance: 450 Miles
Address Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers, Field Place, Durrington Worthing BN13 1NP
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