SHEFFIELD & DISTRICT SOCIETY OF
MODEL & EXPERIMENTAL ENGINEERS LTD.
We are a thriving, long established
model engineering society, and a founder member of the Northern
Association of Model Engineers. We are 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; by furthering wider interest in
our hobby with the
local community who visit the Abbeydale Miniature Railway; and by supporting
local charities. Model engineers and
interested guests are always made very welcome.
We usually serve refreshments, ice cream and souvenirs when the
railway is open to the public, and our premises and
wheelchair accessible. We 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
Bears' Picnics have raised over £6500
for the Sheffield Childrens'
Our 2015 fund raising event was on Sunday 16th August when £2,893
LOCAL MINIATURE RAILWAY PIONEER
On the right 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
Click on the photo for more
information about this remarkable man and his railway.
Photo courtesy of Mrs.
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Dore - the Dore Village website
or the Totley
Independent - Totley's website
WE'RE NOT JUST A
Model engineering encompasses many different areas of interest. Come and
see some examples at our FREE Annual Exhibition on Sunday 3rd July 2016. If
you are interested in joining our society please ask to speak to a
Committee member on one of our public running days.
here to see a video of the Abbeydale Miniature Railway Santa Special in action