Similar Links

Here are a few links that have some similarity to the RSME

One of our members - Doug Hewson has long been known as a builder of 5" gauge model railway locomotives, rolling stock, line-side equipment etc. Doug's son now runs the business selling parts for modelers and full kits for those who want a less demanding route to building models.
The web site is at

The national organization to which many five inch gauge enthusiasts belong is GL5 (Ground Level at 5"gauge) they have pages on a site at

Dave Noble is a supplier of high quality close scale railway equipment, mainly in 5 inch   Dave supplies, among other things, a comprehensive selection of parts for wagons

We appear to have a namesake organization in the USA. They are the Reading Society of Model Engineers; RSME! They have extensive railway activities in several gauges. They also have a very large web site at

The 'Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies' provides the boiler test codes and regulatory basis for insurance of clubs like the RSME.  They can be found here.

There is a useful list of UK railway modelers at:- Model Engineering Clubs & Societies - U.K.

ARISTOCRAFT was established in 1983 and has continued to build a range of innovative off-the-shelf, ride-on scale rolling stock.  We run both 5" and 7-1/4" coach stock at Gilling.

If you're a railway buff there is the nearby North Yorkshire Moor Railway running standard gauge steam trains between Pickering and Grosmont near Whitby. They are at

Sheffield SMEE has a superior railway at Abbeydale:-

Our nearest miniature railway neighbor, York City and District Model Engineers, have railway that we visit yearly.  See them at

Colchester Society of Model

The Colchester Society of & Experimental Engineers often provides crews for RSME rallies.  They have a well developed club track see them at

Guidford Model Engineering Society has an excellent railway and their members are frequently seen at RSME rallies.

The RSME travels to Lancashire every year to open days of Lancaster & Morecambe Model Engineering Society at CinderBarrow where they have a fine railway:-

Online Magazine 'UK Heritage Hub'   - which is free for anyone to download from the attached link.