Founded in 1948, the object of the Society is to promote and encourage model engineering of all kinds, and to bring together people interested in the hobby.
The Society operates a miniature railway in Abbotsfield Park, Chassen Road, Flixton, in the Borough of Trafford, Manchester on most Sundays throughout the year, and on some Bank Holidays, weather permitting. The railway is a continuous circuit of 2200 feet (670 metres) of raised track comprising both 3½” and 5″ gauges. It is one of the largest elevated tracks in the country.
The Society welcomes visitors to the track, where train rides are provided for both children and adults at modest fares.
An addition, we are always glad to meet fellow model engineers or interested visitors, and prospective new members will be made welcome if they make themselves known.
Visitors from other societies wishing to run their locos are always welcome.
Please ensure that you have the following
- Proof of club membership
- Valid boiler test certificate
- Valid 3rd party insurance certificate (Available from your Club Secretary)
- Spark arrestor.
For further information please contact the Secretary, Dave Roberts by using the contact page or by writing to Urmston & District Model Engineering Society, Chassen Road, Flixton, Manchester M415DH.
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