HSME - Huddersfield Society Model Engineers

HSME’s Home on the web. What are we about? We are a group of people who enjoy the world of engineering from building to just playing with models. There are three areas to the society, boating and trains and just recently added remote control trucks.

We have a purpose built boating lake which is based at Highfields and a high level railway track to take 3 1/2" 5" 7 1/4" locomotives the loop is 440ft and goes over the water and in a tunnel .

We also have a purpose built railway located at Greenhead Park. this is ground level and it takes 5" and 71/4" locomotives . This can be found on post code setting for sat nav HD1 5NG.

The society was founded in May 1919 and established a base at Highfields and was started by 6 members and by the end of the year the membership had extended to 55 and at present we have around 100 members and are still growing.

In the early stages of 1998 the Train in the Park project began, which saw the design and building of wonderful public attraction which opened in August 2000.

To find out more about each location click on the relevant menus on the left. The ladies of the group run our very popular tea room catering from beakfast to lunches.

It’s our hope that this site will help you learn about us and what we do and what we have accomplished.