Welcome to the Web Pages of the Canterbury Society of Model Engineers


The Canterbury Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Inc (CSMEE) is for all people in the Canterbury region who are interested in the design, construction and operation of models and machines.  We are pleased to welcome new members.

We are based at Halswell Domain.  Come and see for yourself, we would love to see you. 

Click here to check out our Facebook Page.

CSMEE provides train rides to the public on Sunday afternoons.  Click here for a short video featuring our miniature railway.



Graeme's new Shay locomotive.  A big winner at our recent 2020 Awards night.  Well deserved too.




What's Coming Up?

See below for details of Show Weekend Feature.

General Meeting:  Tuesday 3 November. 7.30pm at Clubrooms, Halswell Domain. Speaker:  Michael Elsworth on the history (1922 - 1932) of the Sand Hutton Light Railway Line, an 18" gauge railway in NE Yorkshire.  This little railway was a feeder to the standard gauge Wolds Line which ran between York and Hull.


Boat Night:           Tuesday 10 November. 7.30pm at Clubrooms, Halswell Domain.

Meetings:

Meetings will  be held at 7.30pm. Generally at our Clubrooms at Halswell Domain.

First Tuesday of the month - General Meeting often with a guest speaker

Second Tuesday of the month -  Boat meeting

 

Running Days

   Sunday's from 1pm to 4pm.  Train rides $2.

Club members (who are all volunteers) endeavor to run model trains at our site  in the Halswell Domain on Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 4pm throughout the year - subject to weather.

There are now two ways in.  Use the car park off William Brittan Avenue or follow the signs at the main entrance to the domain off Halswell Road, there is a new car park  on this entrance.

Special Boat Sailing days are held the 2nd Sunday of each month.  Traction engines and other models will be operated from time to time.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that trains and other services run as advertised, CSMEE reserves the right to cancel any service without notice and no liability for any loss will be accepted by CSMEE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLOSED SHOES MUST BE WORN WHEN RIDING ON THE TRAINS


     Special Bookings

       Th
e Club Contact for making a booking for a group to visit our facilities
        is
  Rob Wilson Ph 03 960 4305.
        Look under "About CSMEE / Meetings and Activities" for more details.