St.Albans and District Model Engineering Society


Local Clubs & Societies
Luton MBC - Luton Model Boat Club
Welwyn SME - Welwyn Garden City Society of Model Engineers
Stevenage Model Boat Club ....NEW WEBSITE
HDSME - Hatfield and District Society of Model Engineers
MMBC - Moorhen Model Boat Club
NLSME - The North London Society of Model Engineers
Guildford - Guildford model engineering society
IDSME - Ickenham and District Society of Model Engineers
HWSME - Harrow and Wembley Model Engineers
Tamiya Truckin' - RC Tamiya Truck Enthusiasts
Engineering and forums
Model engine forum - model engine maker forum mostly for steam stationary engines.
Scale Hardware - provide model builders and micro engineers with miniature hardware. Based in the USA.
Mini-lathe - is an extensive information resource for mini lathes. A Beginners dream.
Model Engineer forum - The main UK forum for general model engineering. Run by the publishers of Model Engineer and Model Engineers Workshop The MEW editor is a regular poster along with some SADMES members. A useful place to go for quick advice.
Home Shop Machinist forum - the leading American hobby forum run by the magazine of the same name with quite a few UK model engineers posting regularly
Homeworkshop - A free advert site for model engineering tools. Run by 'His Lordship' John S a regular on the above forums. Things often appear here from people who don't do auctions. The site also has a forum that is little used but worth occasional checks.
Madmodders forum - A general model engineering forum. The well known YouTube filmer Doubleboost posts on here.
Tracton talk forum - Main UK forum for traction engine builders. Has a number of build threads on popular models.
Watchmaking site - An interesting site for clock & watch makers with details of his work and a information on the tools he uses.
Academy of Lagado - This site is useful for those with interests in machining (lathes, mills, etc.), wood-working, LibreOffice, astronomy, computers, and other miscellaneous topics.
CMRA - Chiltern Model Railway Association
Northernfed - Northern Federation of Model Engineering Societies
Blackgates - Blackgates supplier of model engineering components
Antique - Antique steam, a trader in steam models.
Live Steam - Live steam models, Quite a few traction engine kits and a trader in steam models.
Reeves2000 - Model Engineering suppliers
Maxitrack - Model Engineering suppliers
Steam Days - Trader in model steam
Phoenix - Phoenix Locomotives Ltd are produces of model locomotives and rolling stock
Polly - Suppliers to the Model Engineering hobby. Including Locomotive kits
MPBA - Motor Power Boat Association
Howes - Model shop and supplies
Model Boat Mayhem - Loads of stuff for boats including the main boating forum in the uk. They also host a rally each year. - A very popular model boat forum. 
Rob's Fireboat Build Blog - Club member Rob's boating build blog on the Model-Boats website.
Modelboats forum - A popular forum linked to Model Boats magazine. 
Paddleducks - The home of paddle steamer modelling enthusiasts from around the world
Vintage Model Works. - Model Boat and Aircraft Kit Manufacturer     

A Timeline of Ships, Boats & Yachts - An interesting site brought to our attention by a young man called Avery from Salt Lake City, USA........Thanks Avery.

IC Engines
Hemingway Kits - A British firm that supplies casting and materials for a whole range of tool designs that have appeared in ME over the years, and some IC engines.
Model Engine News - The site for IC Engines still there but now mothballed.