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All club meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month at the club during the summer months only. We run locos for our own amusement as well as invited local groups.

GTGs  2018.

We have open days (Get-together Days)  in 2018 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 12th May and Saturday September 8th 2018.    
Modern Traction day 7th July 2018

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.

WR Diesel Hydraulic Day – Sunday, 19/07/15 Following 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. Following 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 unforeseen circumstances. The 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. In the 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

Four Wizzos

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

Garden Railway

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.

Doug's King

David's Polly 5

Peter's coal-fired loco

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.

Offcuts 66 March 2011.  Click here to open

The one with the preparations for IMLEC.

Offcuts 65 December 2010. Click here to open

The one with Graham's steam car and the frosty picture.

Offcuts 64 September 2010. Click here to open

The one with the photo of the new shed.

Offcuts 63 June 2010. Click here to open

The one with the photo of the old shed being removed.

IMLEC 2011 photos.

We have a winner! --  Ben Pavier wins first prize.

And the winning loco. The BR class 7 Britannia pulled 6 passengers for 12 laps with an efficiency of 0.52%.

Here is a link to a short video of some of the locos going up the bank.


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All the photos below seem to have been taken in the sunshine. There must be some taken in the rain. Perhaps the photographers didn't want to get their equipment wet!

Here are 4 photos of locos from the Saturday, kindly sent to us by E. I. Lummas.

Marcus Peel and his B2 Royal Sovereign on the bank.

David Roberts' Black 5 on the bank. 

Mike Richardson's 9F on the bank.

John Cottam's Class 7 Britannia on the bank.

Now some photos taken by BSME member Alan Larigo

POLLY 5 belonging to Keith Tilsbury

David Roberts owns this Black 5.

Neil Skellon with a fine  BR 9F.

Neil's 9F seen later on the bank

He didn't know it at the time but this is Ben Pavier coupling up his winning BR Class 7