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The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd was founded in 1929 and is one of the longest established
societies in the UK. From humble beginnings, its membership is now in excess of 235, whose interests span the many branches
of model engineering as well as horology. The society now has its permanent home within the Nottingham Transport Heritage
Centre and actively participates in the work of the centre alongside our full size Great Central Railway colleagues.
Our miniature railway track caters for all popular gauges, including Gauge 1, 3 1/2 inch, 5 inch gauge raised tracks and 7 1/4 inch gauge ground level track each complete with tunnels, extensive landscaping, full signalling and easy unloading and loading of engines.
In addition to the first-rate track facilities, which include covered steaming bays and stations, the society also has
its own club-house and workshop. The club-house is equipped with audio/visual facilities and forms one end of an extremely
impressive workshop facility that caters for the needs of those members who either do not have their own workshop or need
access to larger machine tools.
The roadway network of the centre offers its own possibilities for those traction engine aficionados wishing to run their models. Road Runs through the adjacent Country Park are a popular feature of our traction engine rallies.
Monthly members meetings provide varied programme of interesting talks from either guest speakers or knowledgeable
members. Alongside this there is a full diary of public running days throughout the spring and summer months, and special
events, such as the Friends of NSMEE rally, which is now well established, provide opportunity for like minded folk to
join us in the enjoyment of the facilities.
NSMEE has several lady members who take an active interest in model engineering and railway activities as well as attending its many social events.