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About the Society

A view of the shed and station area at the Lynnsport RailwayThe King's Lynn & District Society of Model Engineers was formed in 1970, to bring together all those in the area interested in Model Engineering.

We're a small friendly club comprising of - at present - just over 40 members, who have many interests from railways to traction engines, stationary engines, model aeroplanes, miniature road vehicles; have a look at the Member's Projects gallery to see what sort of thing our members make.

Trains, planes.... and everything else!

Like many Societies, a large portion of our membership is interested in miniature railways, and one of the Club's earliest aims was to build a track to run the models on. We are in the process of re-establishing a new track at Lynnsport after the original circle to the western side of the building had to be relocated to accommodate a new access road and housing.

Our new tracksite is situated to the south of the main building, adjacent to the Shed skatepark and more visible and accessible. The new site is also some 20% larger than the original and we are laying new track for a smooth ride. We anticipate that we will be able to re-open sometime during 2017.

Our membership also has a healthy interest in traction engines - which can run within the Railway field - model aircraft, boats, clock making, static engines, tool making... and much more besides!

Workshop facilitiesWorkshop Facilities

The Club has spent the past few years developing a workshop facility, accumulating machine tools, including a lathe, vertical mill and pillar drill. We are re-establishing this on our new site in the new buildings, it will be a little while before it is all up and running again but it will be, and better than before!

If you cannot afford, or have the room for, your own workshop, join the Club and you can use the equipment.

Not an engineer?

If you're not an engineer, don't worry, not all of us are. Some of us just come and play trains, operate the Railway and enjoy the company and drink tea! We're always interested to meet others and welcome them to the Club.

If you'd like to join us, please see the Membership page for details


Visitors from other Societies

We at KLDSME welcome visitors from other Model Engineering clubs, please see our new Visitors page for all the info you will need on how to get in touch and where to find us.


Club Projects

A few pages showing projects that we undertook at the old track to improve the facility, a new page will be uploaded in due course to detail the work that has gone into our new site.


Charity

The Club helps to support charity, each year a fixed percentage of our ticket revenue is donated to a local charity.

Our current chosen charity is the East Anglian Air Ambulance which is entirely dependant on donations to keep its two helicopter ambulances operational over Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Previous recipients of charity donations have been Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind, the Lynn Heart Support Group and Diabetes UK.

When the portable track attends a charity fund raising event, a percentage of the takings goes to the fund the event is in aid of.


Child Protection Policy

The Society's policy for child protection can be viewed here

 

 
 
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