• 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. Running tracks for gauge 0, 1, 3.5", 5", 7.25", and space for running model traction engines and road vehicles. Members only, visitors by invitation

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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New year steam up 2024

Members enjoyed themselves at the 2024 new years day steam-up – Getting started – gauge 1 steam locomotive and coaches – Something a bit different – Young member taking an electric loco for a run – Royal Scott Locomotive BR 9F Locomotive

Great Bently Show 2023

Once again CSMEE had a stand at the Great Bentley show in September. Younger and some not so younger visitors enjoyed Steam train rides, Jeep rides and Traction engine rides. Thanks to all club members who helped.

Visit by Lexden Springs School

The club was pleased to hold a private visit by nine pupils and six supervisors from the Lexden Springs school on Monday 22nd May 2023. Royal Scott provided steam train rides on the raised track and Trundle did duty on the ground level track. The visitors had a very enjoyable time with lots of trains…

Celebration event

On the 2nd April the club held a event to celebrate one long standing member’s as well as one previous member’s 90th Birthday. The event was organised by the club Treasurer and included a cavalcade of 11 locomotives a buffet lunch and specially made birthday cakes. A video of the cavalcade is available to members…

Just getting started?

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