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
19 October 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.

Notices for Members

Recommended by the Webmaster

Ian Carney, amongst others, spotted this: Photos of the exhibits in the marquee at this year's Rally.

Already notified on the GMES 'Chat' e-mail list, there are still a couple of weeks to watch these on iPlayer: Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo.

From Andy Sleigh: First run of the new club Bagnall.

Previous Recommendations

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.

Earlier recommendations


Mike Sleigh took this photo somewhere not too far away. It's accessible to the public. What and where?

Answers to gmes-webmaster (at)
Hint: The designer was Barnes Wallis.

Answer: The Stratosphere Chamber at Brooklands. The detail in the photo is part of The Great Door.

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

27 September 2014

Home page: Notices for Members updated.
Photos page: Album of 2014 events added.
Parties page: Updated for 2015.
Menu Item: Gauge 1 page added.

9 September 2014

Home page: Notices for Members updated.
Newsletter page: September Newsletter added.
For Sale page: Items removed.

17 August 2014

Home page: Notices for Members updated.
For Sale page: Item added.
Mugshots page tidied.

10 August 2014

Home page: Info about Teddy Bears' Picnic added.
Home page: Notices for Members updated.
Home page: New items Recommended by the Webmaster.
Home page: Wozzat resurrected.
Small Steam Engine page: Updated.

9 July 2014

Members page: Link to sign-up sheet for Anniversary Celebration added.

8 July 2014

Home page: Notices for Members updated.

Update History continued