Clubs & Societies
We are pleased to confirm the following clubs and societies will be exhibiting at this years London Model Engineering Exhibition. Please note this is updated regularly as more exhibitors are confirmed and is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Please click on each exhibitor to see more information.
**All details below are 2017 Clubs and Societies, 2018 will be updated in the Autumn of 2017.**
10¼" Gauge Society
The Ten & a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society is principally an internet based society for everyone interested in miniature railways between 8 and 12½ inches. Our aim is to provide a forum for people interested in all aspects of 10 ¼ inch or similar gauge railways including design, construction and operation as well as locomotives and rolling stock. You can learn more at our website www.tenquarter.org and from our Facebook group.
7¼" Gauge Society
Association of London Modellers
Association of Model Barge Owners
Blackheath Model Power Boat Club
Bluebird Supporters Group
The Bluebird Supporters Group will be putting on a display to celebrate the life of Donald Campbell who died following his crash 50 years ago.
The Brickish Association is a UK-based community of Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLs). We are a very active community both on and off the Internet. Our members are interested in all aspects of LEGO, from its history and collecting to building and displaying.
British Model Flying Association (BMFA)
Broomfield Model Boat Club
Broomfield model boat club (Based in North London) Meets on Sunday mornings, where all types of model boat are welcome except IC The pond is located in Broomfield Park , Aldermans Hill , Palmers Green , London N13 4PT
Buckinghamshire Garden Railway Society
The Whiteleaf Light Railway is our attempt to show in an indoor setting, what can be achieved in the garden of a typical home. We make no apology for the intensive schedule being run on the line today. We are here after all to entertain ......and to demonstrate the diverse pleasures of a railway in the garden. The layout is built to what is known as G Scale . The track gauge is 45mm, (the same as Gauge 1) representing the 3ft narrow gauge tracks of Britain or the USA , or the metre gauge tracks of Europe, with a scale of approximately 1:22.5. The layout is owned by the Buckinghamshire Garden Railway Society and the rolling stock is provided by the members. The layout portrays an electric light railway that runs through the streets and then sets off through the countryside to serve surrounding villages. Not all sections of the railway are equipped with overhead wire, so steam and diesel traction bring trains in from outlying areas. This type of operation was very common on narrow gauge railways across Europe. Steam locos are radio controlled and gas fired and other locos are electric, getting power either from the rails via digital decoders or from on board batteries via radio control. Every train has to have its own driver. The layout is single track with passing loops and every driver has to ensure that the section of track ahead is clear before entering each single line section.
Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers
The club started in 1930 as the Locomotive brotherhood becoming CSME in 1935, our interests cover all forms of model engineering from steam to horology. Members also operate Chelmsford City Miniature Railway, carrying passengers pulled by steam/diesel and electric locomotives on two-scale railway tracks. Situated in Central Park, in the City of Chelmsford, the railways are used to give rides to members of the public on Sunday afternoons between April and the end of September Our members come from all walks of life and do not necessarily have an engineering background. Membership is open to all with an interest in model engineering. On Wednesday mornings, throughout the year you will find a group of members on site maintaining the track or finding something to do, if it's only having a cup of tea and a chat. If you are interested in joining us please call into our site in Meteor Way on one of our meeting evenings or on a Wednesday morning or Sunday afternoon. Alternatively you may use our Contact Us section to send an email address :- www.chelmsfordsocietyofmodelengineers.org.uk Monthly Meetings on the last Tuesday in the month when we have speakers and informal meetings 2 weeks prior to the monthly meeting when members gather for a cup of tea and a chat.
Chingford & District Model Engineering Club
CDMEC is 75 years old, our members come from all walks of life and do not necessarily have an engineering background. Membership is open to either gender from 10 years old. We are situated in Ridgeway Park, Chingford E4 6XU, the railways are used to give rides to members of the public on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons between April and the end of September from 2pm - 5:30pm.
East Surrey 16mm Group - Prayle Grove
The East Surrey 16mm Group will be exhibiting this year with their 16mm layout.
Eastleigh's Young Engineers
Epping Forest Horology Club
Gauge 3 Society
Gauge 3 members run fine scale live steam and electric trains on 2.5 inch gauge track at organised garden events and shows. It’s our 25th anniversary year!
Gauge One Model Railway Association
Hanwell & District Model Society
Happy Hobby Modellers
Harlington Locomotive Society
Harrow & Wembley Society of Model Engineers
HWSME is an active society with many sections including railway, traction engines, stationary engines and boats. Open every Sunday through our running season. See website for more details.
Ickenham & District Society of Model Engineers
The Ickenham & District Society of Model Engineers holds regular meetings at our headquarters each week. The Model Railway Group meet on Monday evenings. A group of mainly retired engineers meet on Tuesdays during the morning and afternoon. The main meeting for the whole club is held on Friday evenings and our 5" G Railway is open to the public on Saturdays from April to December. Full details of all our activities can be found at www.idsme.co.uk
Exciting hands-on fun activities for youngsters, introducing them to the fascinating world of engineering and technology, highlighting opportunities to go ‘imagineering’ throughout the year in weekly Imagineering Clubs.
IPMS Barnet Model Club
Mail Rail at the Postal Museum
Mail Rail at The Postal Museum will be opening in London in Spring 2017. Visitors can get a glimpse into the hidden past of Mail Rail through an exhibit at this year's show. Displays include an immersive, inflatable tunnel experience. Step inside to discover what it was like to be a Mail Rail Engineer!
Malden & District Society of Model Engineers
The Malden and District Society of Model Engineers was founded in 1936. After the War, the Society moved to a new site at Thames Ditton and set about creating the Thames Ditton Miniature Railway. The Society became the Malden and District Society of Model Engineers Ltd in 1948. It built its new facilities and still continues to operate its two separate miniature railways, in addition to providing clubhouse and workshop facilities and other amenities for its members at the Thames Ditton site.
Model Hydroplane Club
Tethered hydroplanes are the fastest model boats around, with speeds of over 150 mph, there is even a class for steam powered models and they have achieved speeds approaching 130 mph. Please visit the stand to learn about this fascinating hobby.
Moorhen Model Boat Club
The Moorhen Model Boat Club is a relatively small club formed in 1979. We sail at Roydon village marina near Harlow Essex. We attend several shows each year.
Northern Association of Model Engineers
Northolt Model Railway Club
Old Locomotive Committee (OLCO)
OO Live Steam Club
We are the 00 Live Steam Club, we have a new layout and driver training experience for 2016, it is both larger and has an additional loop making three in total. We train the public and live steam owners, how to drive a live steam loco on a rolling road, we then let them onto the main layout. We also have a technical area to help owners with malfunctioning locos.
Phoenix Marine Model Club
Our members cover all abilities for sail and scale models. Yacht enthusiasts have a regular race calendar for IOM and Victoria classes plus informal racing on most sail days. Scale modellers enjoy navigation events and navy days. Monthly club nights include a wide range of activities and talks.
Polly Owners Group
Polly Owners Group, for those who enjoy building, discussing and running locomotives produced by Polly Model Engineering. This includes the Polly Kit Built Locomotives and the Practical Scale Range.
Remap is a unique charity that uses the skills of engineers and craftsmen to support others. We design and make individual pieces of equipment to give disabled people more independence and quality of life.
Royal Spithead Review& Keel Historic Harbour
Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SMEE)
Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies
The Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies, founded in 1970, has as its prime objective the support of its membership in all branches of model engineering. It is a focus for the timely propagation of legislation and events that affect the hobby, via its comprehensive Website (http://www.sfmes.co.uk). Committee Members will be on the Stand to discuss issues affecting clubs, and to receive feedback from the membership.
St Albans & District Model Engineering Society
Steam Apprentice Club (SAC)
Surface Warship Association
Sussex Miniature Locomotive Society
Tamiya Truckin is a Special Interest Group (SIG) where like-minded Tamiya enthusiasts get together at shows to display their Radio controlled creations! They are run on our very own detailed roadway. Our website has information about the Tamiya RC truck range and the forum is there for all to discuss ideas, and learn tips and tricks from one another.
The Model Railway Club
Based in our own building, Keen House is a short walk from St Pancras & Kings Cross stations, we are the first ever club to be dedicated to model railways. MRC member's interests are very wide, ranging from the small 2mm scale up to model engineering sizes; or for some, the pure research of railways is as interesting as modelling and here the extensive MRC library is invaluable.
The Society of Ornamental Turners
UK Tank Club
THE CLUB CATERS FOR ALL KINDS OF TANKS, BOTH STATIC AND RADIO CONTROLLED. HOWEVER, THE MAIN EMPHASIS IS THE LARGER 1/16TH, 1/8TH,, 1/6 AND 1/4 R/C MODELS. SOME ARE MADE IN GRP AND ARE IMPORTED FROM RUSSIA, THE OTHERS ARE THE BRITISH MADE MUCH HEAVIER ALL METAL MODELS WEIGHING UP TO 25 STONE
Victoria Model Steam Boat Club
The VMSC is based in London. We run approximately 10-12 regattas on the lake a year. We cater for all types of model boating. We run for pleasure or competition.
Welwyn Garden City Society of Model Engineers
Amongst the membership there is a range of interests including model boats, Steam engines, Plastic kit models, Electronics, Engineering etc. Please visit our stand to see examples of our work.
West London Meccano Society
West Middlesex Scale Model Club
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