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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.


12th April 2014DerbyshireThe Gauge One North Exhibition
 Agricultural Business Centre, Haddon Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH

A show of Gauge 1 model railways with lice steam running all day. Scenic layouts, demonstrations, competitions and trade stands.

Come along to ths celebration of all things Gauge One !

Visit the Gauge One North website for details.


26/27 April 2014N/ANorth American Model Engineering Expo.
 Yak Arena, 3131 3rd Street, Wyandotte, Michigan 48192. USA.

Taking place in Michagan this spring - the North American Model Engineering Expo celebrates 25 years.

30,000 sq, ft of display space with an expected 1000 models and machine tools on display.

Download the North American Model Engineering Expo Information Leafelt for details of how to find it and links to all the informaion you will need to plan your trip.


4/5 May 2014LancashireBolton Steam Museum Spring Open Days
 Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Road, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 4EU

The Museum will be open for its traditional May Bank Holiday Open Days on 4/5 May. Why not come along for a warming experience?

Visit the Northern Mill Engine Society's excellent website for details of all the engines and the history of the society.


14/15 JuneGreater LondonHarrow & Wembly Open Weekend

This north London Club are holding an open day at their track. All visitors will be made very welcome. Please bring along the usual paperwork re insurances.

Visit the Harrow and Wembley SME website for details or contact the Secretary, Simon Richardson by email: or by phone on: 0208 953 0098.


15th June 2014NorfolkDemonstration of DIY Brass Founding
 Forncett Steam Musuem, Low Road, Forncett St Mary Norwich NR16 1JJ

Noel Shelley will describe how and why he made a small furnace and demonstrate its use to produce brass castings. Remember the opening sequence of Fred Dibnah's TV series 'Made in Britain'? It featured a brass nameplate bearing the series title. This was made by Noel, using the same furnace.
There will be a charge of £10 for the talk and demonstration, with a break for refreshments (included), followed by the option of a guided tour of the museum with its significant collection of industrial steam engines (not in steam). For more details or to reserve your place please contact Bill at or 01379 677 333.

21/22 June 2014West YorkshireLittleLEC
 WRSLS, Rear of Freedom house, Bradford Road, Tingley WF3 1SD

LittleLEC will take place at the West Riding Small Locomotive Society's track at Tingley, situated between Wakefield and Leeds (on bradford Road). For information on entering the competition please contact David Batty on 01924 363908 or by email:

Visit the LittleLEC website for information about the history of the competition, how it works and to see a gallery of photographs from past events.


5/6 July 2014SurreyGuildford Model Steam Rally
 Stoke Park, Guildford. At the junction of A25 Parkway and A3100 London Road. Access from London Road.

The 47th Annual Model Steam Rally and Exhibition will take place at Guildford MES's Stoke Park track on the weekend of 5/6th July 2014.

This established event attracts numerous model traciton engines and the railway and model boating pool will be in operation throughout the weeknd. There is ample parking and refreshments are available.

Visit the Guildford MES website for all the information about the rally weekend and other events taking place at the Club.



12/13 July 2014DorsetIMLEC
 Littledown Park, Chaseside, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth.

IMLEC will take place at Bournemouth on 12 and 13th July 2014.

Model Engineer Issue No. 4476 (on sale 21st February) will include an official invitation to compete in the 2014 event. Spectators are very welcome and details of accommodation will be given.

Visit the Club's website for details of the Society including how to find the Littledown track.


25-27 July 2014OxfordshireDreaming Spires Rally
 Cutteslow Park, Osford.

The City of Oxford SME are holding the 2014 Dreaming Spires Rally over the weekend of 25 to 27th July at Cutteslowe Park, Oxford.
• Ground Level and raised tracks for 3.5, 5inch and 7.25 inch locos.
• Easy unloading and good steaming bay facilities.
• Paved pathways for road vehicles.
• Caravan and camping facilities.
• Trade stands invited
• Secure overnight storage facilities for locos.
• Cooked breakfasts and the legendary fish and chip supper.
• Good access into Oxford for those who want a break from steam and things!

Contact David Price by email:
or call him on 07900 972380

Visit the COSME  website for details of location and attractions.



23-25 AugustGreater LondonHarrow & Wembley open weekend

This north London Club are holding an open day at their track. All visitors will be made very welcome. Please bring along the usual paperwork re insurances.

Visit the Harrow and Wembley SME website for details or contact the Secretary, Simon Richardson by email: or by phone on: 0208 953 0098.


7th SeptemberWiltshireWhite Horse Model Engineering and Hobbies Show
 White Horse Country Park, Coach Road Westbury BA13 4LX

West Wiltshire SME are holding a model engineering and hobbies show; an ideal family day out with trade stands, railway laouts and models all under cover. Outdoors there will be a working steam railway and model traction engines with opportunities ot 'have a go' and drive one of the engines.
Entry fee: £3.00 per person or £10.00 per family (2 & 2).
The event organiser can be contacted by email on:


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