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We need people to help us do this! Winter maintenance at the Newtown track

Photo:-Martin Rant

Joining the Society

Membership of the Mid Wales Model Engineering Society is open to everyone. All you need is an interest in engineering! If you would like to join us we would be delighted to welcome you to the club. Please email the secretary for more information.

News and Running Dates

Track Work. Help Needed!

Although this year we have not been running as frequently as we did in previous times we still are still looking for willing helpers to be involved with our railway. Continuing maintenance on the permanent way is necessary. If you would like to help us with this essential work, we would be delighted to see you! Please email the secretary to offer your services.

2017 was a difficult year for the Society, with several key members moving away from the area or not renewing, seeking to pursue engineering activities elsewhere. We hope that this difficult phase has now passed and we can look forward to improved fortunes in 2018.

We welcome prospective passengers of all ages to our railway in The Park in Newtown, Powys. Running dates are given below. The railway operates from around 11.00 to 15.30 approx on these days, weather permitting.
  • Easter Saturday, 31st March, 11.00 to 15.30

  • Easter Monday 2nd April 11.00 to 15.30.

  • Saturday, 5th May, 11.00 to 15.30 (Mayday Bank Holiday)

  • Saturday 26th May, 11.00 to 15.30 (Spring Bank Holiday)

  • Saturday 9th June, 11.00 to 15.30 (Newtown Carnival)

  • Sunday 10th June, 11.00 to 15.30 (Provisional)

  • Saturday 11th August, 11.00 to 15.30 (50th Anniversary of the End of BR Steam!)

  • Saturday 1st September, 11.00 to 15.30 (Newtown Food Festival)

  • Sunday 2nd September, 11.00 to 15.30 (Newtown Food Festival)

  • Railway operating subject to weather conditions and availability of volunteer staff. Other running dates will be announced when agreed.

E&OE. All events subject to alteration without notice.


Members are most welcome to use the track to operate their locomotives at any time during daylight hours, though should you wish to do this, you must inform any member of the Committee beforehand. To ensure safety, a minimum of 2 people should be present, with at least 3 if passengers are being carried. Fares should be in the form of donations only. Engines must be compliant with regulations for operation in public places and have a current boiler certificate.

Mid Wales Model Engineering Society
   c/o 10 Oldcastle Avenue,  Guilsfield,  Welshpool,  Powys,  SY21 9PA  Wales,  U. K.
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