West Huntspill Model Engineering Society Mission Statement
The West Hunspill Model Engineering Society is a friendly and welcoming group of like-minded people who aim to encourage, develop and provide facilities for members as they pursue their hobby.
We have over 70 members, including some new Junior and Youth Members, who are committed to making and running models driven either by steam or electric power.
Our main interest is centred on our railway at West Huntspill Memorial Playing Fields, where, thanks to the generosity of the local council, we have a raised 5” and 3 ½” track for members to run our locomotives.
On Sunday afternoons in the summer months we have public running, when visitors of all ages can ride on our trains.
Other members will be interested in building and running traction engines, small portable and mill engines or boats and aircraft.
The Society celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in 2017, and in 2018 completed its new Clubhouse and a roadway, built entirely by the skill, enthusiasm and hard work of some of the members. Our next project is to provide a ground level track around the perimeter of the site for larger 7 1/4 “ gauge locomotives.
We do, of course, want to welcome new members, and they can be assured of a warm welcome. There will always be plenty of good advice and help for anyone who needs it, and also plenty of fun, banter and social activities throughout the year.
Chairman – West Huntspill Model Engineering Society