St.Albans and District Model Engineering Society

2020 Calendar


2020 Club Nights & Events Calendar

Club Nights and Outside Events

Club nights are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Christchurch Centre, High Oaks, St Albans, AL3 6DJ and start at 7.30pm. Non-members are always welcome and refreshments are served. An entry charge of £3 is made to cover hall costs etc.

Chipperfield Track (Puffing Park) Running Sessions.

There are normally two Club running sessions each calendar month at the Puffing Park . They are at 10:00am on the first Sunday after club nights and again at 1.00pm on the Wednesday two weeks after Club nights. Club night dates are listed below, so to check availability attend the Club night, or check with Roger Stephen by phone or email, or join his regular Puffing Park e-mail list. To reduce the risk of getting stuck you are advised to check ground conditions carefully before driving beyond the entrance gates.    The 2020 running session dates can be found HERE

Club Night location details can be found in the Join section.

Club Nights now on Zoom

The Covid-19 lockdown has denied us the usual monthly meetings at the Christchurch Centre so until we are in a position to resume those meetings we are operating Zoom meetings.



On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 we will hold a Zoom society meeting where we will conduct any necessary society business, aim to have an interesting presentation and the chance to discuss.


On the fourth Wednesday of every month at 2pm we will have an informal Zoom meeting for the purpose of catching up and discussing anything that takes our interest.


If anyone wants to get involved in running the Zoom meetings or is keen to bring a topic along to the 2nd Wednesday society meeting then please get in touch with any of the committee members.

2020 Calendar

8th January  -  Club Night   -  Vintage Films from Frank Banfield    MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE !

17th - 19th Jan  -  London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace

12th Feb   -  Club Night -  Intro to 'Owning & running a steam locomotive'. 

25th Feb  -  Guage 1 Project kick-off at Clive's house.

11th March  -   Club Night   -  Jeff Carter on lifeboat building and a 'Model boat clinic'.

8th April    -   Club Night  -  AGM & Club Auction with Peter Haycock wielding the gavel.  CANCELLED

12th April  -  Easter Egg Boating Regatta at The Boating Lake, Verulamium Park St.Albans. CANCELLED

13th May  -  Club Night - Constructing 'USS Missouri' & a history of Meccano by Steve Briancourt. CANCELLED

24th May - Club Outing to Gloucester & Warwickshire Steam Heritage Railway  CANCELLED

12th June  -  Club Night  -  at the Puffing Park.  Part 2 of  'Owning a loco' from the February meeting.

21st June  -  Club visit to Kew Bridge Steam Museum. CANCELLED

8th July   -   G1 engine build from Mike Grossmith and a Marine subject from Roy Verden.

12th July  -  Club visit to Pitstone Museum. CANCELLED

2nd August  -  Club BBQ at the Puffing Park

12th August  - Club Night - Rob Briancourt , Building Model Boats for 'Vintage Model Works'

31st August  -  Bank Holiday display at Verulamium Park.  CANCELLED

9th September  -  Club Night  -  CANCELLED

23rd Sept - Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 2pm

26th & 27th September  -  Club Exhibition - CANCELLED

14th October  -  Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

28th October - Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 2pm

11th November  -  Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

14th November  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 4pm

25th November - Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 2pm

28th November  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 4pm

5th December  -   Saturday Informal Zoom  -  2:00pm

9th December  -  Thursday Club Zoom Meeting  -  7.30pm

12th December  -   Saturday Informal Zoom  -  2:00pm

19th December  -   Saturday Informal Zoom  -  2:00pm

23rd December  -  Wednesday Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 2:00pm

26th December  -  Saturday Informal Club Zoom Meeting - 2:00pm


11th & 12th January  - Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition, Stevenage

17th & 19th January - London Model Engineering Exhibition, Alexandra Palace

18th January - Brambleton Model Railway Club Exhibition. Harpenden Public Halls. 

7th March - RLNI Quiz, St Mary's Church Marshalswick St Albans.  

14th & 15th March  -  Midlands Garden Railway Show Warwick. Click HERE for more details.

21st - 22nd March  -  London Festival of Railway Modelling.    Alexandra Palace  POSTPONED

26th April  -  WGC SME  Regatta & Fun Day, Welwyn Garden City. CANCELLED

9th May  -  Brambleton Open Day, click HERE for more details.  CANCELLED

26th Sept 2019 - 13th April 2020 - Brass, Steel and Fire Exhibition, National Railway Museum, York.

23rd & 24th May - Model Boat Mayhem @ Wickstead Park. Click HERE for more details. CANCELLED

25th May  -  Bank Holiday Monday. Redbourn Steam Day.  

30th & 31st May  -  Oaklands Steam Rally, St.Albans.  Click HERE for more details. 

5th September  -  Brambleton Open Day, click HERE for more details. CANCELLED

6th September - Black Park Model Boat Club Open Day. CANCELLED

15th - 18th October - Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, Warwickshire Event Centre  CANCELLED

7th & 8th November - International Model Boat Show, Warwickshire Event Centre.  CANCELLED