Welcome to the City of Sunderland Model Engineering Society

News and Events - Latest Update 29 May 2022

      Latest news.

Our public running season has started. If you feel like coming for a ride, you will be very welcome. Weather permitting, we will run every Saturday from 1pm and Sundays if we have enough staff.

Our next Open Day will be on 4 September 2022. If it's anything like the last one, it will be a busy day.

We will be running throughout the Sunderland Illuminations from 13 October to 14 November.

Let's just keep our fingers crossed for good weather for all our events.


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.