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.


Little Lec 2018


During June 2018 we will be hosting Little Lec. This is the efficiency competition for smaller locomotives that weigh less than 50 pounds as opposed to the larger ones that compete for IMLEC. More details are on the event's dedicated web page.



Disabled Toilets Update


Huge progress has been made in the corridor that links from the outside from where passengers leave the trains and pass into the clubhouse. A concerted effort by volunteers has installed the floor and wall units that will contain our library of model engineering magazines and documents. The blue colouring is a film for plastic protection and not a final colour scheme.


Also a work top has been cut to fit the length and width of the floor units and will undoubtedly prove essential for the storage of junk that seems to self generate whenever space offers itself.


Link to Disabled Toilets






Work started today on the climbing wall for senior citizens. I know that by co-incidence it also looks like dabs of plaster to fix plasterboard in place but I am assured that the former is true.




(It could also be our builder Lionel practicing for his Summer job of serving ice creams by the pier)


Sunday just gone was a glorious day, just the right amount of sun without sunburn and a light breeze that sprung up mid afternoon. You all turned up in record numbers so we owe late comers an apology. We have to stop at 5pm, so when there's a half hour queue at 4.30 for rides we had to make the painful decision to close the ticket office and send the station mistress home. Don't be put off we are running again in a fortnights time, we will try to have extra carriages on the track.

 The next outing in set for Sunday 27th May.

The latest (Winter 17) edition of our newletter is available for download from the link on the Members Page.



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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