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Here are the dates for our Rallies & GTGs to be held in 2017. (Please note some events are yet to be arranged)

Locomotive Rallies/Running Days:

  • Sunday, April 2nd - Hosted by West Riding SMS at Tingley (10:30am to 4pm)
  • Sunday, May 7th - Hosted by South Cheshire MES at Nantwich
  • Sunday May 21st - Hosted by Romney Marsh MES at Rolfe Lane
  • Sunday, June 4th - Hosted by Rugby MES at Onley Lane (10am to 5pm)
  • Saturday, July 8th - Hosted by N.W.Leics SME at Whitwick, Coalville (11am to 4:30pm)
  • Sunday July 16th - Hosted by Reading SME at Prospect Park
  • Sunday 30th July - Invitation by York & District Society of Model Engineers at Hob Moor, Dringhouses, North Yorks
  • Sunday, August 6th - Hosted by Sutton Coldfield MES at Balleny Green (10:30am to 4pm)
  • Sunday, August 20th - Hosted by Stockport SME at South Park, Cheadle Hulme (11am to 4pm)
  • Sunday, October 1st - Hosted by Chesterfield DMES at Hady Hill (10:30am to 4pm)
  • Sunday 8th October - Midlands Area GTG hosted by North west Leicester SME at Whitwick, Coalville

LittleLec - June 24th and 25th Guildford MES

Curly Bowl Competion - Date TBA

Attendance at Exhibitions:

We expect to attend the following :

  • March 18th and 19th - The Large Scale Model Railway Exhibition, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa
  • July 1st and 2nd - Guildford Steam Show
  • August 18th to 20th - Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition
  • Model Engineer Exhibition - there will not be an exhibition in 2017. The next will be in 2018 and every two years from then on.
  • October 19th - 22nd - Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa


The Association have been invited to a running day at Staines SME (Commercial Road, Staines Upon Thames, TW18 2QJ) on Saturday August 5th. We have also been invited to an open day at Surrey SME on Sunday 1st October.



You can download a list of the events in pdf format here.

This page was last updated on 01/08/2017