Guildford Model Engineering Society

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Steam Train Rides
in Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey
Our next public event is our
Public Open Afternoon on Sunday
20 April 2014

Welcome to our Website

Welcome to the website of the Guildford Model Engineering Society (GMES). We hope that you will find something of interest, whether you are a member of the public, visiting model engineer, current member, or prospective member. If you have any comments, please contact our webmaster, Andrew Neish.

Guildford Model Engineering Society Limited. Registered in England. Company No.1705672
Registered Office: Burchatts Farm, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1TU.

The 2014 Model Steam Rally and Exhibition will be held on the 5th and 6th of July.
Please note change of date.

The 2014 Sweet Pea Rally will be hosted by Guildford Model Engineering Society over the week-end of 14th & 15th June. If you wish to bring a Sweet Pea locomotive to this event, please e-mail

Notices for Members

Recommended by the Webmaster

From George Clark, Shinjuku, the busiest railway station in the world.

From Mike Sleigh, Plans to reopen the London Post Office Railway.

From George Clark, A nice nostalgic short video of a 2 coach train on the Cambridge to Mildenhall line in the 50s.

Previous Recommendations

From Mike Sleigh, Engineering the London Underground.

From Tony Alderman, The wild abandoned railway in the centre of Paris.

From George Clark, How to make a steam locomotive, Princess Royal Class 6207 under construction.

From Kim Jackman, a fascinating account of film taken by an american pilot based in England during WWII, Spitfire 944.

Nick Ruddick, our member who lives in California, sent me the sad news that his club, the North County Model Railroad Society, are having to vacate their rented premises. Here's a report on a local news site. In the meantime, he's joined an N gauge club, located in this Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

From Chris Webster, Soul of A Railway, South Africa’s railways.

From Mike Sleigh, Historic model electric engine kits.

From George Clark, British Railways in WW2.

Earlier recommendations

Website Admin

Members Section

Members can obtain a username and password for the members section of the website by e-mailing the Webmaster, currently gmes-webmaster(at)

Website Errors

Members, please help the Webmaster by reporting errors as soon as you spot them.


Photos for the website are always welcome, preferably full size or reduced to 800 x 600 or larger with the minimum of compression. Please e-mail them to the current webmaster address.
If sending a large number, you may prefer to put them on a CD. Note that any packaging of a bare CD beyond a strong unpadded envelope will take the thickness beyond that for the Royal Mail standard "letter" rate (240 x 165 x 5mm, 100g max).


Update History / What's New

13 March 2014

Home page: Banner about Sweet Pea Rally added.
Home page: Forthcoming Events added.
Home page: More links, Recommended by the Webmaster.
Members page: Link to Open Day Sign-up Sheet added.
Who's Who page: Revised.
Public Events page: Train ticket prices changed.
For Sale page: Sold items removed.

25 February 2014

Newsletter page: Spring 2014 Newsletter added.
Documents page: 2014 AGM Documents added.
Documents page: Southern Fed Insurance info and proposal form added.
Home page: Banner size reduced.
Home page: Notices for Members updated.
Whos Who page: CME's team updated.

20 January 2014

Home page: Banner showing revised Rally dates added.
Public Events page: Rally dates changed.
For Sale page: Item added.

15 January 2014

Home page: Next event updated.
Public Events page: 2014 events added.
Contact Us page: 2014 Rally addresses added.
Parties page: Note added, fully booked for 2014.

Update History continued