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.
Change of Plans
Thanks to the Government we have had to announce that regretfully we are unable to reopen as planned at the end of this month.
Subject to no further discoveries of covid variants and the Government experts being unable to terrify the prime minister into another lock down we HOPE to restart public running on Sunday 25th July 2021 at the usual time of 2.00pm until 5pm.
Any further information will appear here and on our facebook page as and when we know more
It's been well publicised that there's an updated edition of The Code of Practice for Public Running. The next task is to ensure that all drivers, track controllers and any others who could be involved with Public Running are familiar with the document.
To this end Dereck and Geoff who updated the code are conducting refresher courses. Attendance is mandatory and failure to attend will result in the withdrawal of tea and biscuit rights.
The course is not that bad and that Jim, lying on the ground, has not passed our because of it's content but was repairing the safety interlock of the gate at the time the course passed by.
Summer 21 Edition of our Newsletter
Summer has already arrived and to prove it, this is the place to download the latest edition of the WDSME Newsletter. As ever this is crammed with interesting articles, things you didn't know and perhaps things you didn't want to know. Until you venture into its top shelf contents you'll never know, unless of course the postman delivers yours because you're a valued member
Important Updates for members are on the members page regarding code of practice for public running
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