Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers

Limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. No.00897047
Registered Office. The Black Mill, Wheelers Lane, Navestock Side, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RN
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There are two main railway tracks, each approximately 1000 ft in length, one raised and the other at ground level. The raised track has three gauges, 31/2 ", 5" and 71/4" and is controlled by 2-aspect signalling.
The ground level track has two gauges, 5" and 71/4" and is controlled by 4-aspect signalling which can operate in either semi-automatic mode with the aid of a signaller, or in fully automatic mode. Both tracks have a covered canopy for passengers.
Access for locos to either track can normally be made directly from the back of a trailer.

Although we do not have a boating lake or flying facilities we do have members who build model boats, build and fly model aircraft with a local flying club, other members build model stationary engines,clocks and restore vintage cars
We have a membership of over 80.

On wednesday mornings, throughout the year you will find a group of members on site maintaing the track or finding something to do, if it's only having a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested in joining us please call into our site in Meteor Way on one of our meeting evenings or on a Wednesday morning or Sunday afternoon. Alternatively you may use our Contact Us section to send an email.

The Club welcomes visits from other societies. Interested parties should contact us initially through this website.


Light refreshments are often available during public running in the on-site Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is also used for monthly meetings when external speakers talk to members on a range of topics. In the middle of each month, members meet to compare notes on current projects. A well-equipped hobby shop is used for the maintenance of the infrastructure and rolling stock.