Welcome to the Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers’ website.

Our Society was founded in 1909 and is one of the oldest in the country, we have around 250 members with engineering interests ranging from locomotives to boats to aeroplanes, tethered car racing, live steam and internal combustion engines, clocks and tool making.


The Club is investigating the uses of 3D printing as an aid to model engineering and will be adding a 3D printer to the clubs workshop tool arsenal soon. To see the build and commissioning process look up 3D printer in the “Members Section” “Project” category.

Club 3D Printer

Club 3D Printer – The Ormerod 2 From RepRapPro










BSMEE has the use of 4.5 acres of land at Bristols Ashton Court on which our miniature railway can be found. To find out more about us follow this link.

Ashton Junction Signal Box

Ashton Junction Signal Box

David Giles driving Roger James's 5" gauge semi-scale LNER K3.

David Giles driving Roger James’s 5″ gauge semi-scale LNER K3.

Dave Marshall driving Neil Mortimer's 5" gauge Polly 'Endeavour'

Dave Marshall driving Neil Mortimer’s 5″ gauge Polly ‘Endeavour’

Fancy a ride on the trains at Ashton Court?  Click on this link for General information about the Track or click here for dates we will be Open for the Public Running


Every year the Bristol Society of Model engineers puts on a grand exhibition. Visited by thousands of people our Exhibition is an excellent way to see the diverse collections of models that are made around the UK and the world. Find out more about the exhibition.


(This is only one of the four halls we fill)

We are working towards creating a huge gallery of images of many aspects of our hobby, take a look or maybe even upload some yourself.

More about us in this video

The Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers hope that you will find our website informative and enjoyable.