All club meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at the club during the summer months only.
We are holding two open days (Get-together Days) plus a Diesel Day in 2017 when all our tracks, 32mm, 45mm, 2½ inch, 3½ inch and 5 inch, are open to visitors from other clubs from 10.30am until everyone has gone home as well as private events for other local groups.
GTGs Saturday 13th May and Saturday September 16th 2017 Diesel Day Sunday 2nd July
How to find us.
Bromsgrove Society of
Model Engineers' track is situated in Avoncroft Museum of Historic
Buildings, Bromsgrove. If you have sat nav, the post code for the museum
is B60 4JR. The OSGB grid reference is SO954683. The museum is
situated off the A38 Bromsgrove bypass. From the south, it is signposted
from junction 5 of the M5. For those arriving from a northerly
direction, signs start at junction 1 of the M42. Once you've turned
off the road and into the museum, you'll find the club's private
entrance gates to the left of Avoncroft's main entrance.
Diesel Hydraulic Day – Sunday, 19/07/15Following
a suggestion by a
couple of like-minded friends via Social Media, BSME decided to give the above
‘a go’. There are many open days and diesel days at Clubs up and down the
country so there was room for something different.
requests, BSME Members rallied to the call to provide an effective operating
crew for the visitors including the ladies. We had moderate interest, which
during the preceding week, resulted in 4 participants pulling out due to
weather was playing its usual tricks and was damp first thing but by 10:30,
blue skies prevailed and a warm pleasant day ensued. The Club’s Deltic was
pressed into early action to check the track (and dry off the rails). Some
visitors took a more than healthy interest in Nimbus. For Hydraulic Fans no
doubt the recently fitted sound-card provided the chief entertainment.
end, the remaining eight visitors all turned up, including one from Romney
Marsh in Kent, with 2 locos! We kicked things off with the Deltic and my
Western, then never ran with less than 3 trains at a time, all with single
passenger cars. These were pressed into action not only for possible Wedding
enquiries, but also there were many visitors at Avoncroft too. So with 3 Class
52 Westerns, 2 Class 42/3 Warships, 1 Class 14 Teddy Bear, plus Tony
Clapperton’s 3½” gauge masterpiece, recently featured in Engineering in
Miniature we put on a good display. Clive Wilson
One of the few 5" locos on the raised track. We would love to have many more.
A busy Gauge 1 track
A perfect little train on the Garden Railway.
Diesel on the Gauge 1 track
A relaxed Paul
A keen onlooker
Ingo's still to be completed Dean Single
A happy couple
And on the Raised track
Finally on the Gauge 1 track
September 2012 GTG
A busy 16mm steaming up bay
An equally busy Gauge 1 track
Some of the museum's performers enjoying a train ride
An unexpected visitor
At the Polly Owners club in 2012's visit it rained and it was cold but with lots of cups of tea a good time was had by all. Here are some photos taken by club member Clive Wilson.
Here are a few photos from our July GTG. It was actually a beautiful day but people were obviously put off by the previous day's atrocious weather.
David's Polly 5
Peter's coal-fired loco
Offcuts is our quarterly newsletter for members. A few are published here for public interest. The items included here are not necessarily the same as those in the printed version given to our members.