Welcome to Ipswich Model Engineering Society

Open Days

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our 2021 “Christmas Special” event on Saturday 27th November. 

We will be open from 10.30am, with trains running through to 3pm. Come and ride behind one of our locomotives around the track, and watch the trains in action on the garden railway.

Admission for adults is £3.50 and children is £1.00.

Given the situation with respect to Coronavirus, we will of course need to review local infection rates and might need to cancel if the situation changes. Please do check our event information on Facebook to check that there isn’t any last minute change to our plans for this event.

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Ipswich Model Engineering Society is always looking to welcome new members. Anybody interested in joining us is invited to attend a Tuesday night meeting and learn more about the society. Alternatively visit us during one of our open days and find out more.

We have members drawn from all walks of life and a variety of occupations. Although the main interest is steam locomotives, all forms of model engineering are encouraged, including traction engines, stationary engines, clocks and general workshop matters. We endeavour to encourage future engineers and welcome younger members, although there is a minimum age of 14 years for juniors who will also need supervision by a parent or guardian.

The club holds within its members a vast array of knowledge enabling experienced and inexperienced alike to share skills and information. Our Tuesday evening club night offers a chance to speak with other members in an informal atmosphere. The club also arranges informal ‘workshops’ where small groups can receive training in specialised subjects.

If you have any queries regarding Club membership or attending a meeting please  contact the Club Secretary.

Contact Us

Please contact us via email: secretary@imes.org.uk

Or find us on facebook

We meet every Tuesday evening, so why not visit us in person

                  The Clubhouse

                   547 Foxhall Road


                   IP3 8LR


Ipswich Model Engineering Society Ltd is a company limited by guarantee

Company No 10241363 – England and Wales

Registered office: 2 The Spinney, Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 5UR