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We will be aiming to keep an up-to-date model engineering related events list on the website.

So, if you would like to publicise your event please send us details for the event including times, dates, description, location, and contact details, we will add it here.

Events can be submitted to the Website Editor, or via the usual method at Model Engineer.

The current Events Diary can be found here in pdf format.


11/12 April 2015HampshireBasingstoke &DMES Annual Miniature Steam Rally
 Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, RG22 4BJ.

Basingstoke & District MES annual Miniature Steam Rally will be held on the weekend of the 11th and 12th April 2015 at the Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, RG22 4BJ. Around thirty traction engines and road vehicles are expected again this year ranging from 2" - 6" scale as well as 5" gauge steam loco rides on the club's raised track for all to enjoy. There will be a tombola, garden railway and engineering suppliers including Axminster Tools who kindly support the event.

Visit the Club's website for details.

Event organiser: John Evans - Tel. 01256 471233



26 April 2015LancashireNational 3 1/2
 Worden Park, Leyland PR25 3BD (see the LSME website for clear instructions).

The National 3 ½” Gauge Rally will be hosted by Leyland Society of Model Engineers at their Worden Park track site in Leyland, Lancashire. The event will be held on Sunday 26th April with LSME members on site from around 09:30 onwards. Refreshments will be provided on the day. Visitors with engines are required to bring along current boiler certificates and spark arrestors/deflectors.
More details, including contact, directions, loading and steaming bay facilities are available on the LSME website and also on their LSME Facebook Page .


9th May 2015WarwickshireRugby MES Open Day
 Rugby Model Engineering Society, Rainsbrook Valley Railway, Onley Lane, Rugby. CV22 5QD

The site has elevated 2 1/2, 3 1/2 and 5 inch tracks and a ground level 7 1/4 inch track.
A limited amount of space is available for camping if required.

Visit the Rugby MES website for further information.

If you wish to attend this event it is essential that you register your interest in advance by emailing  detailing the type of loco and gauge. Visiting drivers must hold third party insurance cover and steam locomotives must have current boiler certificate.

May 16th 2015DerbyshirePolly Locomotive Owners' Rally

Derby SMEE are hosting a Polly Locomotive Owners' Rally on Saturday 16th May. All welcome. Please contact Craig Buxton:


May 16th 2015DerbyshirePolly Locomotive Owners' Rally
 Morely, Debyshire. DE7 6DG

Derby SMEE are hosting a Polly Locomotive Owners' Rally on Saturday 16th May. All welcome. Please contact Craig Buxton:


6th June 2015DevonTiverton Society Open Day
 Worth Moor, Rackenford. 10.30am - 5pm.

Tiverton and District Model Engineering Society is having an open day at the club’s track at Rackenford, Devon, which is on the edge of Exmoor. Please feel free to visit us. Modellers are invited to bring either 3½ or 5 inch gauge steam or electric locomotives to run on the club's 960 ft. raised  track  that is signalled, has cuttings, embankments and gradients in a beautiful setting. Traction engines up to quarter size are also welcome. Steam locomotives and traction engines will need a current boiler certificate. If possible, could you please bring your own truck as the club has a limited supply of carriages. Teas, coffee and soft drinks will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Car parking is available on site. More information and location of the club track can be found on the Society website.


13 & 14 June 2015NorthamptonshireSweet Pea Rally 2015
 Lower Delapre Park, Far Cotton, Northampton, NN4 8AJ

Email: or telephone 01327 342167 for details.

Visit the Northampton Society of Model Engineers website for details of how to find the track and contact the Club Secretary




14 June 2015Warwickshire2 1/2 inch Gauge Society Rally
 Rainsbrook Valley Railway, Onley Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5QD

The Rainsbrook Valley Railway (operated by Rugby Model Engineering Society) will once again host the summer rally for the 2.1/2 Inch Gauge Society on Sunday 14th June 2015.

Visit the Rugby Model Engineering Society Ltd Society website for details of how to find the track and contact the club Secretary.



14th June 2015HampshireThe 2015 Rob Roy Rally
 3.5 miles south of Andover,Hampshire on the B3420. Postcode for Sat nav users: SP11 7HT

This year’s Rob Roy Rally will be held on June 14th 2015 at the Club’s Wherwell site. If you would like to join us contact me on 01980 846815 or at

Visit the Andover & District Model Engineering Society website for details of how to find the track and contact the club.



20th September 2015DerbyshireSweet Pea Day
 Morley, Derbyshire. DE7 6DG

Derby SMEE are holding a special 'Sweet Pea' day on Sunday 20th September.

Contact Craig Buxton:


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