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Welcome to the Warrington and District Model Engineering Society

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 the Annual Cheshire Steam Fair during the summer.

WDMES was at Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition 2019!

View the Gallery of the MMEX 2019 Exhibition here…

Latest Daresbury Gazette – out now!

MMEX and AGM 2019 – March Edition – Daresbury Gazette

This years Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition (MMEX 2019) was once again held in Oldham Greater Manchester. Brian Renton and Steve Hudson took charge of organising the WDMES Stand and made a very good job of displaying the club's models. The venue is not very exhibitor friendly due to restricted parking allowances being enforced by the local wardens. But despite that I think we all enjoyed the weekend and a big thank you goes out to ...
Read More of the latest Daresbury Gazette

Forthcoming Events with WDMES


  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    WDMES Sunday Running Day

    10:00 AMDaresbury Track

    Official WDMES Running Day at the Daresbury Track

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    WDMES Natter Night

    8:00 PMSt Mary Magdalene Church, Appleton Thorn

    The WDMES Natter Night, every first Thursday of the month

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    WDMES Sunday Running Day

    10:00 AMDaresbury Track

    Official WDMES Running Day at the Daresbury Track

Visit the Diary page or the Events page for more events…

More about the WDMES…

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Our Society

Although this might give you the impression that we are only interested in trains and locomotives, this is not the case, but the tracks are our only visible possession. We are also into stationary engines, traction 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.

Meetings

We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at our new venue, St Mary Magdalene’s Church Hall, Bridge Lane Appleton Thorn, 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).

WDMES – Registered Friendly Society No.27218