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.


This Sunday 19th September




Here we are again on  Sunday 19 September  when it's  Green Dreams Festival which is held in conjunction with Field Place who have been awarded the green flag award for the appearance and upkeep of the park in general .


Although some of our locomotives are coal powered (the black stuff with bad press) others are electric and are charged from the mains and therefore are much greener, provided the electricity is not generated by a dirty coal burning power station. We ignore gas powered generating power stations as they are less polluting although they still churn out Co2 by the ton.


 The running times change from the normal. It all starts off at 11am and carries on until 4pm




Last Sunday was Charity day, when all proceeds are given to our selected charity.


This year we chose Ferring country centre which offers riding for the disabled amongst its many day to day functions.This was a big success with neary record attendance once totals have been counted and hopefully further assistance from Barclays Bank we will publish the final figure and show presentation of a cheque to a worthy cause




Autumn 21  Edition of our Newsletter



Autumn is lurking around the corner so this is the place to download the latest edition of the WDSME Newsletter.

Thre is a rumour that there is what the French would call a Faux Pas in the hard copy collected at the clubhouse or the one arriving courtesy of the Post Office. There's no prizes for anyone who spots it. However, if you feel offended or believe that a crime has been comitted and has been directed personally to you then redress can be found. Go to the members page where you can download an updated copy, alternatively, if you prefer you can download a single replacement page 4 should you feel the need.




Important Updates for members are on the members page regarding code of practice for public running




 Our Facebook page can be found at by searching for Modelengineersworthing on the site or using the link below. Click on this link to get there


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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