Welcome to to the Warrington and District Model Engineering Society web-site
WDMES is based around Warrington and caters for Model Engineers of all tastes. Our main activities are based on our track, which is at Daresbury, just outside Warrington, and our portable track which travels around steam fairs, fetes and the like during the summer. Although this might give you the impression that we are only interested in trains, this is not the case, but the tracks are our only visible possession. We are also into stationary engines, clocks, microscopes, 3-wheeled cars amongst other things. Come along and join us if you are interested in any form of model engineering, we’re a pretty friendly bunch, and mostly harmless…. If you are interested in becoming a member, please look at the Membership tab above.
What’s with this Mad Hatter stuff?
Apart from being a good description of our Chairman, the Mad Hatter has been the club’s ‘logo’ for many years. An unusual logo for a model engineering society, we adopted the Mad Hatter because our track is located in the village of Daresbury (just outside Warrington ), the birthplace of one Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, otherwise known as Lewis Carroll. He, of course, wrote the ‘Alice’ stories, and in years past we used to hold an event known as the Mad Hatter’s Steam Party which, apart from being as chaotic as the Tea Party described in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, was lots of fun for all concerned. We are hoping to revive this event.
We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Pewterspear sports pavilion, which is just off the A49 heading south from Warrington. Meetings start at 8pm and usually finish soon after 10. If you need a map, here is a local map under the Contacts & Location tab above.