Guildford Model Engineering Society

Public Events

Public Events 2018

Sun18 MarPublic Open Afternoon
Thu5 AprAdditional Public Open Day
(Note revised date!)
Sun15 AprPublic Open Afternoon
(No public car parking on our site.)
Sun20 MayPublic Open Afternoon14:0017:00
Sun10 JunPublic Open Afternoon14:0017:00
Sat7 JulGala Weekend  
Sun8 JulGala Weekend  
Sun29 JulPublic Open Afternoon14:0017:00
Thu9 AugAdditional Public Open Day
(No public car parking on our site.)
Sun19 AugPublic Open Afternoon14:0017:00
Sun16 SepPublic Open Afternoon14:0017:00
Sun21 OctPublic Open Afternoon14:0017:00
Sun9 DecPublic Open Day
Christmas Special

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks. Tickets are 1.50 each or 5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor "garden" railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park.

Our major event this year will be the Stoke Park Railway Gala Weekend in July. We have miniature steam train rides, garden railway (16mm and Gauge 1) and 4mm railway layouts in operation, visiting model traction engines, two model boating pools, a display of model engineering exhibits, arts & crafts and woodworking displays. We also have trade stands selling tools, materials and finished models. We offer a more extensive range of food than on our open afternoons and will also have a beer tent.

All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don't offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day.

Non-members with an interest in joining the Society are welcome to contact us at one of our public events or by post or e-mail.

Private Parties

GMES is a popular venue for children's birthday parties. We run trains on one of our passenger-carrying railways and offer the use of the clubhouse and grounds. More details.

Members Meetings

GMES holds regular meetings for different interest groups: The 16mm and Gauge 1 garden railway groups; The 4mm, OO gauge, group and The Small Model Steam Engine Group. Many club members, particularly those retired, come to the club on Thursdays to socialise and to help maintain and improve the Society's grounds and facilities.


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