About the Society

About the Society

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 – at present – just over 50 members, who have many interests from railways to traction engines, stationary engines, model aeroplanes, miniature road vehicles.

Trains, planes…. and everything else!

Like many Societies, a large portion of our membership is interested in miniature railways, and one of the Club’s earliest aims was to build a track to run the models on. Our track at the Lynnsport Leisure Centre site has developed considerably over the past five years and it is open for public rides each Sunday afternoon from Easter to October.

Our membership also has a healthy interest in traction engines – which can run within the Railway field – model aircraft, boats, clock making, static engines, tool making… and much more besides!

Workshop Facilities

The Club has spent the past few years developing a workshop facility, and this is now almost complete. We have a number of hand tools, as well as a mill-drill, lathe and horizontal mill. If you cannot afford, or have the room for, your own workshop, join the Club and you can use the equipment.

Not an engineer?

If you’re not an engineer, don’t worry, not all of us are. Some of us just come and play trains, operate the Railway and enjoy the company and drink tea! We’re always interested to meet others and welcome them to the Club.

If you’d like to join us, please see the Membership page for details