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|About||Bromsgrove SME caters for all model engineering tastes. Our site at Avoncroft Museum in Worcestershire features a 385m ride-on miniature railway track catering for 2.5, 3.5 and 5 inch gauges together with a track each for 32mm and 45mm devotees.|
Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers caters for all model engineering tastes, although the majority of members are primarily interested in model or miniature railways. Our site within the grounds of Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, close to Bromsgrove town centre in Worcestershire, features a 385m ride-on miniature railway track catering for 2.5, 3.5 and 5 inch gauges together with a 16mm garden railway (32mm gauge) and an increasingly popular Gauge 1 (45mm) track. Motive power our ride-on track is a mix of coal fired steam and battery electric (mainly diesel outline) locomotives, while the smaller scales have steam (coal, meths or gas fired) models together with battery powered steam and diesel outline locos.
Visitors of all ages to Avoncroft Museum are given rides on our ride-on track on most Tuesdays and selected other days throughout the year to coincide with events at Avoncroft. These days can get quite busy with up to three trains running on our fully signalled line. We also have regular open days on all of our tracks when visitors are most welcome to bring and run their locomotives. Full details are given on our website bromsgrovesme.co.uk and Avoncroft’s site www.avoncroft.org.uk
In July 2017 we opened our new station, built entirely by BSME members, which can accommodate two fully loaded trains under cover. Other facilities at our site include a well appointed clubhouse and an under-cover steaming bay for the ride-on track.