Cambridge & District M.E.S

Cambridge & District M.E.S

Next Public Open Day:

To Be Determined

We open to the public on the second Sunday of each month from April to October. Gates open at 12.30p.m. Train rides start at 1:30pm

Next Public Open Day: ⁅ 2020 ⁆


The Cambridge Model Engineering Society welcomes you. The Society enjoys a quiet and peaceful location bordering fields on the south western edge of the city. The M11 is nearby (but not too close!) giving easy access from all directions.

We run ground level steam, electric (and occasionally gas turbine) trains on 7¼in, 5in and 3½in tracks. On a nicely sized table top we have a new 32mm and 45mm garden railway.

Covid-19 | Opening for Public Running | June Review

With the Covid-19 restrictions now easing, we're considering how best to re-instate our public open days. While we'd love to open up as soon as is possible, our top priority is obviously the safety of our members and visitors. As we're sure you'll realise, a large proportion of the people who operate our railway are not in their "first flush of youth", and therefore are probably at a greater risk from the virus.

We also appreciate that a large part of the railway's appeal is the free-format nature of your visits, allowing our guests free access over the field etc. We feel that opening the site with overly onerous rules in terms of distancing, facilities, ticketing and train rides would detract from both your and our enjoyment of the day.

We've therefore decided to cancel our public open days until at least Sunday 30th August. As that date approaches we'll review the situation and the government's rules, and make a decision as to how to proceed. Please keep an eye on our website for our latest update.

Thank you for stopping by. We look forward to welcoming you back to our railway at the earliest opportunity. We're missing the trains as much as you are!

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