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   A society of enthusiasts who build engineering models with the emphasis on railway locomotives and running a railway.


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Welcome to the Leeds Society of Model & Experimental Engineers

 Welcome to existing Society members and non-members interested in model engineering.  


Leeds Society of Model and Experimental Engineers was formed in Leeds in 1935 and has links to the first such society established in the city in 1899. Members have a wide range of interests relating to steam engines both railway, traction and stationary types, clocks, internal combustion engines and engineering processes in general. For many years the Society operated a miniature railway in the grounds of Temple Newsam House, relocating it to the grounds of Eggborough Power Station in 1978. At present the Eggborough site is being redeveloped and we are working with the developer to relocate the miniature railway elsewhere on the same site.

The Society hold regular meetings with speakers giving talks on engineering and steam topics and also operates a portable miniature steam railway at local community fairs and fetes.


COVD 19 – Due to the current restrictions all our Speaker Evenings, held at the Mid Yorkshire Golf Club, Darrington, our maintenance working parties and operation of the portable miniature railway are cancelled for the time being. We hope to be able to restore these activities sometime during 2021.