Welcome to the website of NDSME, home of Eaton Park Miniature Railway


Statement by Norwich & District Society of Model Engineers – Facebook controversy

It has been brought to the attention of the management committee (the directors) of the society that operates the miniature railway in Eaton Park that comments of a controversial nature have been made by a facebook member who also describes themselves as a driver at the miniature railway.  The society does not condone such statements and wishes to disassociate itself from any such views, which were made in a personal capacity.  A full investigation into the circumstances will take place and we wish to apologise for any offence that may have been caused.

The society is committed to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and expects all its members and servants to act in accordance with the principles therein at all times.




The directors (committee) have agreed to a limited reopening of the Eaton Park site for all outdoor activities eg care, repair and maintenance work, testing of engines, etc. This includes the “Tuesday Gang” and also the Saturday Raised Track Group.  At present, work on private projects in the clubhouse is not permitted and such projects should continue to be done at home. This is to conform with the present law. Further details are in the members area

Guidance notes for members wishing to attend the site are available here   and also additional guidance here   Members should read and agree to these before attending. Please note that use of the WC is currently restricted.

Your atttendance at EP will be taken as signifying agreement with the conditions.  If you feel unable to comply then please do not visit EP at the present time.  The virus is a potential killer for most of us and that is why we have authorised such guidance during extraordinary times

This guidance is subject to constant review and may change again in succeeding weeks.



Monthly members meetings remain cancelled until further notice. The public operating season is currently suspended.  Check here regularly for updates.

Would raised trackers please note that the 5″ raised track will be unavailable on Sunday 12 July.

The new HS2020 document is available in the members area


 ndsme visit to Riverside Min. Rly, St. Neots, Sat 8th August 2020  CANCELLED

Please note all monthly meetings are held at Eaton Park unless otherwise indicated.

Are you a model engineer? Or are you interested in  railways?  Or maybe clocks.  Do you want to meet people with similar interests? Our Society has over 100 members, and we are always pleased to welcome new people.  We  maintain, improve and operate the popular Eaton Park Miniature Railway and have raised thousands of pounds for local charities.  We have regular monthly meetings on all sorts of topics.  Why not pay us a visit at one of our meetings or look in on any Tuesday  at Eaton Park, Norwich   where we have our headquarters.  Here you can work on your project, help with our railway or just join us for a cup of tea and a chat.  Contact us for any information you may require about membership.