We are a thriving, long established
model engineering society, dedicated to
hobby by building and operating
steam and other types of powered models; by invention and experimentation; by
tool making; by encouraging young people to participate in engineering; by maintaining links with
model engineers in the UK and abroad; and by furthering wider interest in
our hobby with the
local community who visit the Abbeydale Miniature Railway. Model engineers and
interested guests are always made very welcome.
We usually serve refreshments, ice cream and children's souvenirs when the
railway is open to the public, and our premises and
wheelchair accessible. We also have a special carriage funded by the Lottery which enables
users to ride on the railway. We are completely non-profit making - all receipts are
reinvested in developing, maintaining, insuring and running the railway and our
On Sunday 11th August we shall be raising
funds for the Childrens' Hospital Appeal at our annual Teddy
Bears' Picnic event.
LOCAL MINIATURE RAILWAY PIONEER
On the left is a photo of
Guy S. Mitchell, driving his 71/4" gauge live steam loco in 1905 in his garden on
Grove Road, Totley Rise - not far from our own Abbeydale Miniature Railway. Around this time there were three privately owned,
pioneering ride-on garden railways in Sheffield!
Click on the photo for more
information about this remarkable man and his railway.
Photo courtesy of Mrs.
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