The Worthing and District Society of Model Engineers



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. 


If you are interested in joining us please call into Field Place on one of our Thursday meeting evenings or on a Wednesday or on some  Saturday mornings. Alternatively you may use our Contact Us page to send an email or download and complete an application form. There is more information on the About us page.


Welcome 2019

A Happy New Year to you all. It doesn't matter if you are a member, one of our regular Sunday visitors, someone who wants to join or if you've found this web page by accident, we wish you all the best for the forthcoming year.

Sunday running will start again on April 7th at the usual time of 2pm and unlike the hit and miss main-line franchise companies there is NO Fare increase planned for this year, still 50p, what a bargain.



      Disabled Toilets

These were officially opened at the start of the Santa Run last year. Most of the pictures during the progress of construction are still there to be marvelled at on the disabled toilets page. Disabled Toilets





This Wednesday our new cleaning mops and bucket were delivered. Unfortunately chairthing (note pc correct non gender specific honorific) dercided to see what he would look like as an ash blonde.




Other comments anyone might wish to air can be forwarded to the webmaster but let's wait and see until the next edition of the Newsletter comes out to see what editor Dereck does about it.



They 've done it again


Local Company ETI presented us with a cheque of £925 to cover the final expenses of the disabled toilets. Did you know that this remarkable company has just been awarded the Queens Award for Industry, the 4th time since 2012. They have already helped us this year and in previous years too, we can't express enough thanks for their generosity.


Their products are excellant, take a look at their online website I should also mention that they donated one of their food probes too, so that when we served hot sausage rolls during the Santa Run they were not only hot enough but kept at a safe temperature too.


On Wednesday 2nd Jan (2019) we held our hangover steam in and this year there wasn't a blizzard to welcome us. Instead we had a visit from ETI where the formal presentation of the donation described above was held.


Besides our friends and their families from ETI there was a good turnout of members and locomotives who were there to enjoy the day after the festivities, to let off steam like you do and finish up any mince pies or other Christmas fare still remaining.

The latest Winter 2018 edition of our newletter is available for download from the link on the Members Page.


We now have a Twitter Account so use the link to see the twitter feed


We are in the North West corner of Field |Place, beyond the Tennis Courts. I suggest that you use the first Car Park entrance on the Right after enetering Field Place having gone past the indoor bowling club on your left. Go through to the second part of the car park and from there there's a fairly direct footpath by the bowling greens on your left up to the footbridge access to the club house as ground level access to the track and clubhouse is closed off on public running days. However, there is a buggy park by our entrance and disabled acccess is provided should it be needed.


Our full postal address is

Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers

Field Place



BN13 1NP

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