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Public Running in 2016

October brings us double the normal fun as we are running twice. Firstly we have our usual Sunday run on the 2nd October between 11am and 4pm. Come along and enjoy the thrill of two laps of the track for the bargain price of £1-50.

But make a note that our ever popular Halloween run will be on Saturday 29th from 2pm to 8pm.

The full list of running days for 2016 is here.

Miniature Steam Rally in Model Engineer

The 8 - 21 July 2016 issue of the Model Engineer features our 2016 Rally on the front cover, and a full article by our member Austin Lewis. A great record of the wonderful weekend we had.


The Basingstoke and District Model Engineering Society was founded by a small group of people over 30 years ago who enjoyed building, running and maintaining model machinery and engines. They established a model engineering club at the Viables Craft Centre in Basingstoke and built track and road facilities for model locomotives and traction engines to run on. However, all aspects of the model engineering hobby are practised and supported by the society. Since its founding, interest and membership has grown.

The club and its facilities, still based on the original site, have flourished. They now offer a 1000 foot long passenger-carrying railway complete with station and tunnel, and a scenic traction engine track. The club continues to provide friendly support and fellowship for its members to develop and pursue their interests in model engineering and thus make their contribution to the preservation of key aspects of Britain's industrial history in miniature.

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