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Wirral Model Engineering Society is honoured to have received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018. 

Wirral Model Engineering Society

Founded 1961: A company limited by guarantee.
A member of the Northern Association of Model Engineers. 

Operating Royden Park Miniature Railways.
Wirral MES is a long established Society with regular meetings and talks at the WI Hall in Thornton Hough, Wirral. Visitors are always welcome.
Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 7.30 for 7.45 pm.

We have two railways at Royden Park, Wirral.
These are a combined 3½", 5" & 7¼" Raised Track and a Ground Level 7¼".
We operate Royden Park Miniature Railways (RPMR) most Sundays & Bank Holidays,  (1 to 4.00pm). (More Information)

Every Wednesday a working group meets at the Park. Come along, even if you can only spare an hour, and help improve our site and its facilities. Whatever your skills, we can offer you something. 

August Running

We will be operating one or other of the Railways on Tuesdays during August

The Society will be operating one of its railways on Tuesdays in August.

The dates are: 

August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, on all days trains should be running from 12.30 to 3.30pm.

Subject to the weather being dry and sufficient volunteers available to enable the railway to run.

Operations over the Bank Holiday weekend will be Sunday 26th, Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th of August.

Tuesday times 12.30 to 3.30pm, other operations, Sunday and Monday will be from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

"Thank you all so much for today, everyone who came had a lovely time!  Thanks for everyone's hard work and making us all so welcome."

".......... thank all who were operating the trains in Royden Park today for making our visit so special. We had an amazing time, making memories that will last a lifetime."

".......... a wonderful team and the railway and trains are just an incredible project run by incredible people."

The aim of the Society is to foster and promote the hobby of model engineering in all its aspects and to help, encourage and provide facilities for its members.

The Wirral Model Engineering Society (WMES) was founded by Mr Harry Roberts in November 1961. The first meeting was held at his home and a Society was formed. Membership quickly increased and soon meetings were being held once a month. The Society now holds its meetings in the WI Hall in Thornton Hough. These being held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Talks are arranged on a wide variety of topics together with demonstrations of members work and interests. Visits to exhibitions and places of interest are arranged where sufficient numbers are forthcoming. Social events are also popular.

You are most welcome to come along to a couple of meetings or view the activities in the Park to help decide whether you want to join. We will always try our best to provide any information you need to make up your mind.

The Society is a member of the Northern Association of Model Engineers (NAME).

Next Meeting

Latest News

Latest Updates

19th July 2018

Meeting at the tracks for an Evening Run. Families invited. 

Diary 2018-2019

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August Running, See above

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018

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Member's Newsletter , June 2018

Go Green Day 4th Feb 2018

Raising Money for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity


Where am I up to? 2017

Latest pictures of member's work at the annual 'show & tell'


Rail & Sail Day

published 19/08/2017

Updated Images

of The Ground Level Track