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Founded 1945

Affiliated to the Southern Federation


Latest news - 2017 Running dates and Santa Special Confirmed !

Public running dates are now available.. In addition, the 2017 Santa Special will be held on Sunday 10 December from 11 am until 3 pm. There will be 400 tickets available to purchase. 200 tickets will be sold on each of two public running days, the 24 September and 8 October on a first come first served basis.

Other News

For 2017 childrens parties, more details are available here.

We've got a short report on our recent running day run, along with our gallery page. There is also an older report from our Open day. Although there has been little to report recently, we will continue to update you on our site relocation.



The Welling and District Model Engineering Society was founded in 1945. We are an active and enthusiastic society and we have a private site close to Falconwood station with a 1268 feet 3.5" and 5" gauge raised steel track. The track is electronically signalled, and features a full anti-tip rail, level crossing, footbridges, mini-viaduct, signal box and tunnel. The 9 bay steaming bay is equipped with  power and has a water tower and coal bunker.

We also have a gauge 1 layout, which consists of 2 circuits of 117 feet each.

Our primary interest is model locomotives, but our members cover the full range of model engineering activities including traction engines, stationary engines, model boats.

Club meetings are held weekly on a Thursday night in the club house, with working parties on Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Public running is held fortnightly on Sunday afternoons in the warmer months, and we also hold two open days per year. 

How To Find Us

Our site is located on the Electricity Station site close to Falconwood station, just off the Rochester Way. The Electricity station is easily found on this map.

For more information on the local community, see the local Welling website.

Membership Details

We welcome approaches from potential new members. For more details on membership, please contact one of our members on one of our Public running days, or leaving your name, model engineering interests and contact number and we will provide you with more details


Last Updated 23/12/2016