You’d like to join?
Prospective members are always very welcome, come along to either our running days, our weekly working parties or you can come along to one of our meetings to see us, have a chat and see what we do.
You don’t have to be an engineer with a shed full of machine tools, you don’t even have to have an engine for the Railway. All you need is an interest in model engineering and a mug for your tea!
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You can also email our Membership secretary with your name and address and he will send you an information pack in the post, or you can download the membership form, print, fill and post/hand form directly to us!
Annual Rates (correct for 2022)
|£11 (terms apply)
|Over 75s special rate :
|£8 (terms apply)
What do you get as a member?
As a member of the Society, you will be able to participate in all club activities and use the facilities that we have.
Help and advice
As you will see from the Container Project page, the Society is fitting out the Cabin with a basic workshop, featuring a number of machine tools. With these and with the advice of fellow club members available, this should be ideal for new starters to model engineering to enable them to work through their projects.
For members with steam boilers in their models, boiler testing is available* from the Club and this certification is needed if you want to run your models in the presence of the general public.
A number of our members have experience of and own models with steam boilers; stationary models, steam locomotives and traction engines. Between them they can help you build and operate your model.
*(conditions apply, please ask for details)
Our Monthly meetings are held at Lynnsport on the second Tuesday of each month.
During the summer months, we make the most of the weather and hold the meetings down at the Track, usually Fun Runs and Barbeque evenings where the trains get taken for a spin.
For the colder months, we meet indoors at the Wembley Room with varying themes to the meetings. Our meeting schedule includes guest speakers, Video and DVD evenings, Bring and Buy tabletop sales, and the entertaining Bits and Pieces nights. These are a simple yet interesting idea; members are invited to bring along their current project, or parts of, in whatever state of completion for an informal discussion with other members. These sessions can be educational, often for both the builder and those listening.
The Club holds a library of Model Engineer magazines which are available for loan – if you’re missing an edition with an important article in, have a look to see if we have it amongst our collection.
If you have a model locomotive and nowhere to take it, here’s your answer! The Club has a ground level miniature railway for 3.5, 5 and 7.25inch gauge models and you can arrange to come to the Railway and have a play.
The Railway is open for public rides each Sunday afternoon between Easter and October and you can take part in this, though for safety and insurance purposes a competency test must be taken if the member wishes to drive the fare paying public and their loco/driving trolley must meet set standards to ensure all goes smoothly.
If a member wishes to drive trains, public or otherwise, and doesn’t have their own loco – there is always the club’s own 5″ gauge Class 08 shunter available for use and driving trolleys to borrow. Our regular railway crew are a friendly bunch and driving each others trains makes for an interesting afternoon.