Welcome to the City of Sunderland Model Engineering Society

News and Events - Latest Update 10 September 2021

      Latest news.

We are now running trains again every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting).

We are holding an Open Day at our Roker Park premises on 19 September 2021. This will be our first Open Day for 2 years. As well as running our trains, we will be exhibiting lots of model engines, traction engines and a steam lorry. Please come along and enjoy.

We will be playing our part in the forthcoming Festival of Light between 13 October and 14 November running trains Thursday to Sunday evenings. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone coming for a ride.


About Us - Who we are, where we are and what we've got to offer.

Hello and thanks for visiting. We are located in Roker Park, Sunderland, a very attractive venue right on the sea front. Most weekends, see us giving rides to the public on our multi-gauge railway but railways aren't the only thing that interest our members. We have access to an excellent model boating lake, so our marine modellers are well catered for. Many of our members are interested in other kinds of engineering - traction engines, steam cars (the paths make excellent roadways), steam engines and turbines, ic engines - just to name a few. Whatever your interest, we'll be glad to welcome you.

The club meets Thursday mornings for track and other essential maintenance, Saturday and Sunday afternoons for - weather permitting - running passenger locos on the large track. We don't charge for rides, but your generous donations are always welcome. Why not come along for a ride and bring the kids. ( Granny and grandad are welcome too. ) Saturdays and Sundays are also for those who just come for a chat and a cuppa - especially if the weather is bad. Why not come along and join us ?

If you've arrived at our website via the "Peter's Railway" books or website, then please get in touch ( details on the Contact / Find Us page ). We'll be happy to take your school party for a ride and tell them all about our railway.

If you have a special event in mind and you'd like to use our facilities, why not come and talk to us. We have hosted film crews, TV productions, wedding parties and several school / community groups, so whatever your needs we'll try to accommodate you.