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 two running days each month at our Worthy Moor site - on the first Saturday of the month, and the Sunday two weeks later. Each June, the Saturday running day 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.

The club meets on the second Friday of each month at The Old Heathcoat School Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. We attempt to have a talk, demonstration or other entertainment at these meetings, as well as leaving time for a general gossip.

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.

Use the links on the left to find out our meeting schedule, details of our club track, and the information to enable you to get in touch with the club.

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

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.



Last updated on 23rd July 2017