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 A large Shay on the track

A 7 1/4 inch gauge Shay on the track.      


Welcome to the Homepage of the Mid Wales Model Engineering Society

The club was formed in 1984 to promote and encourage Engineering in all its various forms within the area surrounding Newtown in the former county of Montgomeryshire. The society maintains and operates its own miniature railway in Back Lane Park, under licence from Powys County Council.

The railway is open to the public on running days and we are always delighted to welcome intending passengers of all ages.

There are facilities for 5" and 7 1/4" gauge locomotives and visiting engines are most welcome. Generally, the railway operates on the second or third Saturday of each month from about April onwards. Full details of running dates can normally be seen on the news page.

We were not able to run trains for some while owing to restrictions on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and construction work taking place in The Park. We are pleased to say that with the lifting of many restrictions we are able to operate the railway once again. Days when the railway will be working will be posted on our news page,.

The Society owns a portable track for 5" and 7 1/4" gauges, which can be taken to outdoor events. There are club facilities for the use of members in Newtown, where regular meetings are held.

The club is affiliated to the Northern Association of Model Engineers and operates their code of practice with regard to locomotive boiler testing.

You can see the Newtown Track in action in the embedded video by Colin Head which we have included below.

Please note that hyperlinks included in the text throughout this site are intended for the benefit and information of our visitors. We try to include links that will be helpful for intending passengers on our railway and for model engineers. They do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation on our part.
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Mid Wales Model Engineering Society
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