Welcome to HSME. We are an organisation that, with the help of our members, is trying to bring together Model Engineers in Huddersfield.
This is HSME's home on the web. What are we about? We are a group of people who enjoy the world of Model Engineering from building to just playing with models.
There are five areas to the Society:
Huddersfield Scale Model Boating
Huddersfield Ride on Railways
Huddersfield Remote Controlled Trucks
Huddersfield Model 4x4 Rock Crawlers
Huddersfield "G" Gauge 45mm Railways
The Society operates from two sited located within half a mile of each other just outside Huddersfield Ring Road.
Huddersfield Model Boats is currently overseen by our President Mr Richard Lyons who is responsible for promoting Scale Model Boats here in Huddersfield. Huddersfield Model Boats have a purpose built boating lake which is based at our Highfields HQ and can accomodate Scale models requiring up to 18" of water depth.
Huddersfield Miniature Ride on Railways is currently overseen by Mr Rob Bryan who is a member of the Society Committee responsible for promoting Ride on Railways at the Highfields Site. Highfields has a High Level Raised railway track to take 3 1/2", 5" & 7 1/4" guage locomotives. The track is in the form of a loop around our Highfields HQ Site and has a footbridge to cross over the tracks on entering the site. The loop is 440ft around the site with a station and tunnel.
Huddersfield RC Trucks have a road system at our Highfields Site HQ to test out your driving skills.
Huddersfield 4x4 Model Rock Crawlers have an area complete with various skill testing obstacles that only the very best drivers can complete! Fortunatly these models can take a pounding when all goes wrong! Our 4 x 4 Section is overseen by Mr Bill Jackson who is also a Committee Member and our Vice President.
Huddersfield 45mm G Gauge Railways is currently overseen by Mr Trevor Chappell who is a member of the Society Committee responsible for promoting G Guage within the Society. Highfields has three Loops with sidings for the G Scale Railways and has recently been extended. We have also electrified the track to allow all 45mm types.
Our Highfields site has parking, toilets on site catering and workshop facilities available 24 x 7 to our membership. Whats more our membership fee works out at only £2.50 per month!
We also have a purpose built railway located at our Secondary site in nearby Greenhead Park. This Operation is currently overseen by Mr David Peace who is a member of the Society Committee responsible for leading our Commercial Offering. This is a ground level track and takes 7 1/4" locomotives. This operation was founded to provide income and a high level of enjoyment for our fee paying passengers.
We believe we offer one of the best packages available for miles around so why not pop down and see us any Saturday between 11am & 2pm to check it out for yourself. Anyone is able to join and you dont even have to have a model.
Membership of the Society is only £30 per annum and once a member you have access to the Society HQ 24 x 7 365 days a year as well as being able to help out in Greenhead Park where you can just help out or Guard or Drive the Locomotives.
Saturday 25th August
Thinking of Joining pop in to Highfields any Saturday between 11am & 2pm for a look around and a cup of tea