Welcome to West Wilts Society of Model Engineers’ Website.

Check our News page for the latest updates.

Our Society was founded in 1965.   To join us all you need is an interest in things mechanical.  We have members interested in building Clocks, Sun Dials, Hot air engines, Traction Engines,  &  Live Steam Locomotives of all sizes.  Amongst our members is a vast range of experience which is available to novices.

At The White Horse Country Park, Westbury  we have a permanent raised 5″ & 31/2” track.

And a fixed Garden Railway track with 16mm scale, 32mm & 45mm gauge lines.

Garden Railway Track

Garden Railway Track


We also have a 5″ portable  track, which  is used for fetes & events in the area (see the Hire Us page above) and a portable 16mm scale, 32mm & 45mm gauge track, which is used for running indoors during the winter and at various exhibitions.

If  you have just bought or inherited  a model, or assembled it from a kit we can help you get it into working order and show you how to operate it.  Members can have their boilers tested to the latest regulations for no cost by one of our three registered testers.

During the summer (May to Sept.) our meetings take place  on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at the track  commencing 18:30.  During the winter (Sept to May.) we meet at 19:30 on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month  at the White Horse Country Park Clubhouse, when we usually have  talk or lecture,  and at the Westbury Scout Hall, Meadow Lane, Westbury on the 1st Saturday of the month from October to April.  Throughout the year we also meet at the track every Friday morning, the third Saturday of the month  for steaming and a general natter, and every Monday & Wednesday morning for site maintenance and improvement.  Currently we are laying a 5″ gauge ground level track.  You can find us by clicking on this link. Contact

If you are interested in our club you are welcome to visit at any of the above times before joining. You will find an application form and the membership fees by clicking on this link Membership Application.

Club Opening Times:-

Friday Morning 10:00 – 12:30

1st & 3rd Wednesday Evening each Month

1st & 3rd Saturday each Month 10:00 – 16:00