Canterbury & District Model Engineering Society

Canterbury and District Model Engineering Society was formed in 1972 to provide for the interests of local model engineers. We have around 45 members who come from all walks of life. Whilst a few are professional engineers, most are amateurs who work at home in their spare time to produce miniature locomotives, traction engines, stationary steam engines and the like.

Not all the models run on steam and indeed, diesel outline battery powered miniature locomotives have, in recent years become very popular and have provided an entry into the hobby for those without the time, know how or workshops to produce steam locomotives.

The society operates a 750 foot long 3.5 and 5-inch gauge miniature railway at Brett’s Quarries, Fordwich near Canterbury and members can be found there, weather permitting on most Sundays throughout the year with the 2nd Sunday each month from April to October given over to offering rides to the public between 2.00 and 4.00pm.

During the winter months we meet on the last Monday in each month at The Barn, Kingston were members gather to discuss model engineering matters or attend talks given on topics of engineering interest.

** During the current Covid-19 pandemic meetings at the track and The Barn are suspended **

Children's Birthday Parties

Are you looking for a unique and fun attraction for your child's birthday?

Hire our track and the kids, young and old, will love to share a ride with their friends behind our steam and electric engines.

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