The Worthing and District Society of Model Engineers



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Santa Run 2017


It could have been a Summer's day, there was rain, a bitter wind and just before 9 a rainbow made a brief appearance. Many thanks to our visitors who braved the weather and to the club members who still came out to face the elements. Thanks too to the ladies in the kitchen and the helpers that manned the other attractions within the clubhouse (perhaps ladied should be used  these days but it doesn't sound right really).


Oh well so ends 2017 but fret not we will be back on Easter Sunday April 1st 2018 raring to go at 2pm.


Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you all.


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


A visit to the Photo Gallery will show what we get up to after the Public Running season. It's an eyeopener!


This picture also appears in the disabled toilets progress gallery but it's worthy of front page news.

The roof has been completed so the disabled toilets can now withstand anything the weather chooses to throw at them.

There still remains some cosmetic work outside to do and of course the internals are still a work in progress.



Again, many thanks to all of our supporters who helped with our money raising efforts by purchasing fridge magnets, contributing to the buy a block fund or simply making a donation.


I must especially thank E.T.I (Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd) for a very generous donation. It's nice to know that a local company that has been awarded The Queens Award for International Trade this year and two other years in recent times plus several more industry honours is still able to support a local community asset like ourselves. Have a look at their webpage, to see what what they do and why they do it so well.


The work isn't over yet though, there's still a lot more to accomplish internally.




Forget us not, we will have the final run of the year on Sunday December 10th when Santa will pay a visit too!

As is usual for the Santa run it will start at 10:30 and stay running until 2:30


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.


So onwards to December when we will present the Santa Run when Santa hinself will again grace us with his presence



The next time we will be steaming up is on Sunday the 10th December, first train departs at 10.30 am and then runs until 2:30 pm.




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