Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers

Limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. No.00897047
Registered Office. 72 Rothmans Avenue, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9UF.
© 2015


About Us

Club History

Chelmsford City Miniature Railway

Members Section



Santa Special





Members running day
1st Wednesday in month

club night
2nd Tuesday in month

Club night
last Tuesday in month

Operational Notes

January 4th 17th31st.
February 1st 14th28th
March 1st 14th28th
Talk on the Massy Shaw fireboat
built 1935 and decomissioneed by London Fire Brigade in 1971
April 5th 11th25th
Talk on History of Gunpowder
and the Royal Gunpowder Mills
Waltham Abby
Sunday 2nd Boiler testing day
Sunday 9th Small loco day 10am
Sunday 23rd start of public running
May 3rd 16th30th
North Benfleet Miniature Railway
talk by Tim Curd
Sunday 7th Spring open day (10.30am to 4.30pm)
June 7th 13th27th
Special meeting
CSME Articles of Association
Saturday 17th club invite day and summer BBQ
24th Driver training day
(Contact Geof Rudkin)
July 5th 11th25th
Blackwater canal and Susan Trust
talk by Roy Chandler
Saturday 1st members day (10.30am to 4pm)
August 2nd 15th29thSunday 27th Autumn Public open day (10.30 to 4.30pm)
September 6th 12th26th#
October 4th 17th31st Club auction nightSunday 1st Charity day (10.30 to 4.30pm)
last day of public running

Saturday 14th members autumn BBQ
"Run what you brung" 3pm to 7pm
November 1st 14th28th#
December No running day 12thNo MeetingSunday 10th Santa Special
Tuesday 26th members Boxing day steam up (10.00 to 3.00pm)


We have a long history of visiting other clubs and are made very welcome where ever we go, it is nice to see how other clubs do things. It has been known for us to end up in a local Pub afterwards.
If you want to go to any of these visits let John Dalton know a week or two before the event

Beechurst Saturday June 12th
5" & 3.5" Raised leval track. Free running 10am-2pm. Passenger hauling 2-5pm. (see their website for details)

Canvey Open Invitation......T.B.A
5" & 3.5" Raised leval track and 7.25" & 5" Ground leval track-Free running all apart from Sunday when will be passenger hauling.(see their website for details)

Peverels Railway (near Stowmarket) Saturday 5th August...TBC
Private railway 7.25" & 5" ground level track-Free running all day.

North London Saturday August 26th
5" & 3.5" raised level track. 7.25" & 5" ground level track. Gauge 1 & 32mm-Free running all day. (see their website for details)

Colchester Sunday October 8th
5" & 3.5" raised level track and 7.25" & 5" ground level track. Guage 1 & 32mm-Free running all day. (see their website for details)

Ickenham & District Model Engineers....TBA
Delightful, interesting and extensive 5" and 3.3" ground level track (see their website for details)