Tiverton & District Model Engineering Society

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The Tiverton & District Model Engineers' Society is a small model engineering club with approximately 50 members, and is a member of the Northern Association of Model Engineers.

The inaugural meeting was held on 7th February 1975 at Blundell's School in Tiverton. A track was established in the school grounds, but due to developments at the school, the club was forced to remove its track in 1987.

The club became a limited liability company in 1996, and in 1998 was able to purchase a piece of land, approximately an acre, on Worthy Moor. Over the subsequent 10 years, a new dual gauge raised track was built on the site. See the "Track" link on the left for more details.

The club provides model engineers in central and north Devon with a society where they can discuss engineering matters, share experiences, and run traction engines, steam locomotives or other models.

We hold three organised events each month, consisting of two running days at our Worthy Moor track, and a club meeting at The Old Heathcoat School Community Centre, at which we attempt to have a talk, demonstration or other entertainment, as well as leaving time for a general gossip.

In the summer, one of the Saturday running days is combined with our club barbecue, and those members present on the day vote for which model has been the "most entertaining". The owner is then presented with the Vic Feeney challlenge cup.

See the Meetings page for full details of our events, including our Open Days, boiler testing days, and track maintenance days.

We produce two issues of our club magazine per year, one just after the AGM in the spring, which has the AGM minutes attached, and another in the autumn, with our winter programme of talks.

If you are interested in joining the club, and have Microsoft Word on your computer, you can download a membership application form for completion electronically here.

Please complete the form and e-mail it to tivertonmodelengineeringsoc@gmail.com Please note that the Data Protection Form will need your physical signature at a later date.

If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download a printable version here, which you can complete manually and bring along to any of our meetings or steam-ups.

Our membership fees for 2019 are 32 for adults, and 5 for juniors (under 16).

As we hold members' details, we have a Privacy Policy under the General Data Protection Regulations. You can download our policy by clicking here.

Last updated on 18th May 2019