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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 3.30pm). (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. 

'Sorry, until further notice the miniature railway rides are not available'

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, the committee has taken the decision to close the miniature railways to the public. We realise this will be a blow not only to our members but the train riding public. We will keep the situation under review and reopen as soon as practicable. It is, however, likely to be a number of months before that is possible.
Please keep safe. WMES

"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).


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