Rochdale Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (RSMEE), founded in 1932, is one of the oldest societies in the country and is also a founder member of the Northern Association of Model Engineers. It is based at Springfield Park, (A58) Bolton Road, Rochdale, OL11 4RE.
The track will accommodate 31/2, 5 and 7 1/4 inch gauge model locomotives - live steam, battery electric and 5etrol locomotives. It is open for running every Sunday afternoon (weather permitting), between April and October for visiting drivers, passengers and onlookers to enjoy.
Members come from many different walks of life and are of varying levels of skill and experience - and all are still learning! Their interests include:
|•Road steam engines||•3½", 5" and 7¼" locos and stock|
|•Clocks and Automata||•Tools and Workshop Accessories|
|•Preserved Steam Railways||•Industrial Archaeology|
Twice-monthly meetings covering a variety of subjects are also held on Friday Evenings throughout the year. Castleton Community Centre is the venue for the meetings, (Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3BS), commencing at 7.0pm until 8.45pm. Please see "Programme Link" for details.
Visiting owners/drivers are always welcome to join us on running days. Please read our Track Rules Document and remember your valid boiler certificate if intending to run a steam locomotive.
NEW MEMBERS are always welcome to our meetings and track days, so please come along and try a new hobby. Give it a try and you could well become an RSMEE member.
Specific information may be requested by members and non-members alike by contacting us.
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