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.



Happy New Year 2021


Not too sure about the Happy part. As anticipated another lock down (or is it lock up really) is now inforce with, as yet, no hint of when it will be relaxed. Once again we are forced to cease all operations down at Field Place so even our maintenance plans are curtailed. The most obvious aspect of that is the gap in the track in the middle on the climb up to the top above the tunnel. Although I am assured that it can be be replaced comparatively rapidly, other outstanding tasks might not be so quick to be be completed or even started. If the government manages to get its act together regarding the vaccination programme for us all we might be able to start running later in the year although I expect the usual Easter start time of our programme will not be met. So please bear with us as matters are out of our control. Any news will appear here and on our facebook page.


So best New Year wishes to all from the Committee to our  Members and to our faithful public. Hope to see you soon.



Updates for members are on the members page








After several delays due, in the main , to the many and varied Covid restrictions imposed since its delivery our new ticket office has finally been erected.


Its not finished yet though. There's a hatch for the Station Mistress and the general colour scheme has to be agreed on which will hopefully make blend it in with the rest of the clubhouse.


When we can actually use it for its intended purpose is out of our control, perhaps things will change again next week or even tomorrow, if the government lives up to its normal U turn senario.


However, as things stand it looks more likely that Easter 21 could even be a tall order


It's the latest Newsletter, Christmas Comes Early


The elves in the printing shop have worked hard to bring the latest newsletter out in time for the pre Christmas. So to enjoy lockdown even more as you savour this early feast. Also it's a bumper 16 pages, larger than usual!



The latest edition of our newsletter (Winter 2020). Is available for download from the link at the top of 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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