Categories for 2018

11 Dec 18 

Please note that the car park at our end of the park will be closed off from on or around 7 January 2019.  Access to the ndsme compound will not be affected but please be aware of members of the public trying to follow you in to our area.

20 Nov 18

The Aviva ballot has closed.  We collected just under 1400 votes, quite an achievement considering our limited resources.  We await any further developments.

13 Nov 18

Pics of the completed movable hydraulic lift, installed by P King and team over the year.



4 Nov 18

Here’s Pete King trying out his new build tender for Sophie B. on a sunny November Saturday.  Compliments the loco nicely.

30 OCT 18

Just over 500 votes so far – but more still needed to stand any chance of getting through to the final selection.  Pass the details on to anybody – friends, workmates etc, to maximise our chances!

28 OCT 18

NDSME is bidding for a grant from the Aviva Comunity Fund to acquire a brand new wheelchair friendly passenger carriage.  Please visit the  webpage here  where you can cast votes for this project.  Voting is open until 20th November 2018.  Ask your friends and family to vote for us too.  Lets make this a winner!

23 Oct 18

Some pics of the ndsme stand at the Forum today.




17 OCT 18

Latest snata special bookings = 168 seats sold

11 Oct 2018

Saturday 19th Jan 2019 – Coach to Alexandra Palace, departs Eaton Park at 0800

The ndsme is organising a coach to the 2019 London Model Engineering Exhibition.  Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters.

Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displaying their members work and competing to win the prestigious Society Shield. In total nearly 2,000 models will be on display.  All of the leading suppliers will also be present giving hobbyists an excellent opportunity to see and compare products under one roof. You will be able to purchase virtually anything you need for your next model or project or to get you started in a hobby.

It’s the South’s major showcase of modelling and is not to be missed! 

Previous visitors have commented,

“I had a great time and came back with loads of stuff!”

“I nearly missed the coach home”

“Now both my sheds are full up!”

“I was going down West Ham but got on the wrong coach!”


The Coach departs Eaton Park at the reasonable time of 0800.  The fare is £23 for the coach only, visitors pay their own admission.  The coach will also set down/pick up from a nearby tube station for those who would like to visit central London for shopping, museums or just train apotting.

Further details on the LMEX website here.

Coach bookings via Barry Fane or Roger Montgomery please.

Admission ticket booking details can be found here


10 Oct 18

Action from the October members meeting, with a cut and paste theme!