• Live steaming
  • Electric loco rides
  • Modelling

Welcome to CSMEE - the hidden gem of railways and modelling in Colchester

Live steam, scratch builds, kits, electric, train rides, O gauge, 3.5", 5", 7.25" and other modelling - something for everyone

Live steaming

Live steaming

Members regularly steam locos of all types, some built themselves from scratch or kits, others purchased

Parties for kids

Parties for kids

Children's parties with a difference. Hire the complete grounds for an afternoon with all inclusive train rides, kitchen and large clubhouse

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Other modelling

Other modelling

Boats, traction engines, clocks, organs - members model more than just railways

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Doucecroft school visit

The club was pleased to hold a private visit by five teenage pupils and three supervisors from the Doucecroft special needs school on Thursday 23rd June. Royal Scott provided steam train rides on the raised track and Union Pacific did duty on the ground level track. A range of engines and models were on display…

75th Anniversary

CSMEE 75th Anniversary To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Colchester Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (CSMEE) an open day for members and their families was held at the club. A wide range of models were on display with many locomotives running Star of the show is this 1906 Stanley Steamer…

Raised track edging

After a huge amount of work by Don Black the new raised track edging, 290 stones, is now complete . It is looking really good and is an excellent improvement which will last for many years

Just getting started?

How to to get started in model engineering with some hints and tips