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 will follow soon and will have a dedicated web page for the event.



Disabled Toilets


There's not been a lot to write about lately. However, here's been a lot of work going on but it's not very interesting to look at and what there is would not win any photographic contest prizes. With the new toilets in mind we have had an extensive rewire in the clubhouse  that now brings us up to date regulations wise.

within the shell of the new toilets a lot of building work has been carried as is still in progress.

At last we are in the process of laying the floor that will let all of you back into the clubhouse directly from when finishing a ride on the trains. So from there you can quickly come back for another ride, pausing only to collect a drink and a cake from the kitchen on the way. This floor will be heated but there's to be no loitering to warm up cold feet when the Spring eventually arrives.


Thanks to Lionel, Kevan and Geoff Bashall (who took this picture) who all worked on through this afternoon to finish it when the rest of us sloped off after lunch.


The Season Start for 2018


We will be starting the 2018 season on the 1st April (no joke) on Easter Sunday at the usual start time of 2pm. It was put to the vote of members whether to run on this day or not, the result was close but the Easter Bunny had the casting vote so we will be there. So here's looking forward to a great start for the 2018 season.


The rest of the dates when we will be there at Field Place are shown on this website's Public Running page otherwise pick up a leaflet on the 1st when you come along for a ride and they are still only 50p, rides that is, the leaflet's are free, what a bargain!

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



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