Public Running

August 8th 2021

from 2 to 5pm


Worthing & District SME
Field Place
BN13 1NP


(Near Durrington Railway Station and opposite Strand Parade shops)


Find Us...>  Google Map

Members Page

Newsletter issue 154 Summer 2021
Click here to download the latest Newsletter
Issue 154 Summer 21.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]

Thursday Meetings Resume


Perhaps that should be return as resume implies there's only been a short pause certainly not one of 16 months plus.

Hopefully you have received the email from Paul (our membership secretary) with the details of what awaits but in case not, here is the nitty gritty ( I think that phrase is banned under woke regulation ).


We plan to have the first public running on Sunday 25th July, followed by 8th &22nd August.
The first club meeting will be Thursday 12th August - this will be an evening for members to visit Field Place
have a chat and cup of tea, and see the work that has been carried out during lockdown.
We may even show a video on the new projector! we will also plan the manning roster for public running
for the rest of the year.
The club meeting on Thursday 26th August will be our AGM postponed from February. The Agenda, minutes of previous
AGM in 2019,and nomination forms were sent with your spring newsletter ( additional forms will be available in the
clubhouse ). Also during this evening, we will be remembering those members we have sadly lost since our 
last meeting in 2020.
Assuming there are no changes to covid guidelines, face coverings will be optional in the clubhouse.

From then on we expect to carry on as before with meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays on the month with details on this webpage, on the clubhouse noticeboard and the newsletter.




Boiler certification



The track will soon be open again and also public running will hopefully start at the end of July. Therefore its essential that if you want to run your steam locomotives that you ensure that they are in ticket both with steam and hydraulic certification. Remember it's not just a piece of paper but essential for you and for us primarily for insurance purposes that you are legal to run.


Printed on the exclusive members page as at 11th May this year  are current steam and hydraulic expiry dates please check the status of your locomotives. The expiry lists are abridged but the full record are also available on this page. If you have any questions or doubts please contact John Elsworth who maintains the master records or Brian Hunt who is the committe boiler testing representative.



Code of Practice for Public Running Version 5


The code of practice for public running has been reviewed and where appropriate, revised. This will come into effect from when Public Running resumes, hopefully in June this year (2021)


If you are to be involved in public running either as track controller, as other operational members, or the drivers of either steam or electric locomotives then you must be familiar with its scope and coverage.


There is a downloadable version on the private members page in the documents section. However, such members as mentioned above who are track controllers or are licenced drivers will have received their personal copies included with their latest (Summer 21) newsletter.




Members Diary & Events

Date Details  

August 12th

Welcome back, club updates and public running roster  
August 26th AGM. Long Overdue as last one was pre first lockdown. remember to come along else you'll have to like what you get rather than get what you like  
August 28th

Fun day for members only. A Steam in for any that are interested and a social meet thrown in.

11 o'clock start till late afternoon or so.

Sept ember 9th Bits and pieces Mr Kevan Ayling will orchestrate and evening with what some people have been up to during the enforced lockdown in their workshops  
September 23rd Big brother is watching, the surveillance society with Mr Alan Cooke  
October 14th To be confirmed. I havent got my head in gear yet  
October 28th Club Auction Evening. Starring Mr Dereck Langridge. Remember, no lawnmowers, wheelbarrows or garden rollers. Compost heaps not welcome either.  



Club Members meet regularly in our own clubhouse situated at Field Place, Durrington, near Worthing.


Scheduled meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7.30pm with either a guest speaker or "in-house" programmes.

Here members have access to notices, documentation and a discussion forum. This area is password protected. 

Print Print | Sitemap
© Neil Furze, Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers 2021. All Rights Reserved.