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




A great weekend of June 16/17 when LittleLEC was hosted by this club at Field Place. More info on the dedicated page but can't resist a picture taken by Geoff Bashall of the smallest locomotive seen at worthing and it successfully negociated our testing track with flying colours.

Disabled Toilets Update


Huge progress has been made in the corridor that links from the outside from where passengers leave the trains and pass into the clubhouse. A concerted effort by volunteers has installed the floor and wall units that will contain our library of model engineering magazines and documents. The blue colouring is a film for plastic protection and not a final colour scheme.


Also a work top has been cut to fit the length and width of the floor units and will undoubtedly prove essential for the storage of junk that seems to self generate whenever space offers itself.


Link to Disabled Toilets






Work started today on the climbing wall for senior citizens. I know that by co-incidence it also looks like dabs of plaster to fix plasterboard in place but I am assured that the former is true.




(It could also be our builder Lionel practicing for his Summer job of serving ice creams by the pier)

Public Running last Sunday.


It had to end eventually and so the heatwave finally did so by the end of the week. As ever he change was greeted by an excess of rain, not the genteel showers that would gradually soak into the ground but downpours more like the monsoon rains that fall in the East. Last Sunday promised to be like that but in the end apart from a few drops that made our carriage seats spotted and the drivers damp nothing actually happened indeed there were clear sky's visible to the South for most of the time. The threat remained so although there was a steady stream of visitors both on the track and in the canteen we weren't inumdated. So here's to our next outing on the 26th of this month.


 The next outing is set for Sunday 26th August.

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



BN13 1NP

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