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Canterbury & District Model Engineering Society

Canterbury and District Model Engineering Society was formed in 1972 to provide for the interests of local model engineers. We have around 70 members who come from all walks of life. Whilst a few are professional engineers, most are  amateurs  who work at home in their spare time to produce miniature locomotives, traction engines, stationary steam engines and the like. Not all the models run on steam.

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Join us for…

Trains & Traction 2017


12th & 13th August

and get All Steamed up in Sturry!

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Click here to download an information leaflet.

Hire our track and the kids, young and old, will love to share a ride with their friends behind our steam and electric engines.

Are you looking for a unique and fun attraction for your Childrens’ Birthday?

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Children's Birthday Parties

Trains & Traction 2017 Party Leaflet.pdf

Club Meetings

Last Monday of the month

7.00pm at The Barn, Kingston

Further details on the Whats On page when available

Public Running Day’s

Resume 9th April 2017

Please see the update below on the vandalism at our track.

All running is suspended

Canterbury & District Model Engineering Society would like to thank you all for your kind and supportive comments, emails and facebook posts since our track was vandalised in the early hours of Sunday 5th February. We apologise for not responding on this earlier but we have been overwhelmed by the response to our plight from around the world not just the UK. We have received much interest from the national media also. We are incredibly grateful to all but particularly the local community in Canterbury who have always been very supportive over the 30+ years our track has been in operation. Following many offers of practical help we will update our facebook page if and when this is required. It is likely to take many months to get the track up and running again but we are determined to do so. An insurance claim has gone in and we will then look at our financial position and how best we can secure the track for the future. I would say we are limited with how much we can do to secure the site because the site owner Bretts, who have always been fantastic to us over the years, keep the site as an open amenity for the benefit of the local community however it is a lovely site and we enjoy being there for the most part other than such setbacks. Bretts have also expressed support for our current situation and we are very grateful to them. Again many thanks for all the messages posted on here and the emails and Facebook messages. I just wish we could reply to them all.

Among all the other kind messages and offers of support a local resident, Chris Holloway, who has spent many hours with his son at our track, has been kind enough to open a crowd funding page for all those that have expressed a wish to donate money to help the society. I must stress we are making an insurance claim which will hopefully cover most if not all of the cost of replacement but any donations made will be most gratefully received. And put to good use. … Crowd Funding Link

In addition we have received a very generous offer of free commemorative mugs to sell when we reopen the track from Frizbee a company based in Folkestone who have for many years printed the mugs we give to exhibitors at our annual event Trains & Traction.

As before we are totally overwhelmed by the response and very grateful and will post updates when they are available on our facebook page. If we get a chance to draw breath we will post them here as well...

Again many thanks and best regards from the CDMES committee and members !

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