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
Late last year we were grateful to hear that a local company ETI was going to donate a considerable sum to our disabled toilet building fund.
This week saw the official presentation and you can imagine how lucky and fortunate we felt when we were informed that the sum donated had doubled to £1,000.
So again grateful thanks to ETI for their generous help with our project.
Pictured is David our treasurer being predented with the cheque by Miriam Webb of ETI surrounded by club members that come down on Wednesday mornings to eat cake, drink tea, cocoa and ovaltine and in between these breaks, carry out essential maintenance and building work.
If you didn't know it, ETI are a very successful manufacturer of temperature measuring instruments and equally importantly are based in Worthing. Their website https://thermometer.co.uk is well worth a visit and can be reached via this link. Alternatively a search for ETI will soon get you there.
For more pictures of this and an update on progress visit the disabled toilets sub page on the What's happening page.
The run held on 8th April 2018
The threat of rain was never very far away and in fact a deluge for Sunday was promised but we were smiled on and apart from a few sparce drops of the wet stuff in the afternoon, the run was a great success. Underfoot was very soggy in general into the cutting and through the tunnel that it looked more like a part of Romney Marsh but at least it was only mud and not the flood we were greeted with last Wednesday. Many thanks to Jim who got the pump working and cleared the mess ( even if the pipe did come off and gave him a shower and us a laugh).
Thank you for all your support on the track and in the clubhouse where the ladies were kept busy throughout the afternoon.
The next time we will venture out will be on Sunday 22nd April
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.
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Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers