About us

Wigan and District Model Engineering Society was founded in 1937 to foster and encourage the hobby of Model Engineering in and around the Wigan area.

Whilst all forms of models are supported within the society, the main interest is model locomotives in 3.5″ and 5″ gauges. We operate a track-circuit of approx 530 metres (0.33 mile) within the Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan. Full details of the track, location, use and facilities are detailed on the ‘Track Information’ page.

Wednesday and Sunday are our normal track days – weather conditions permitting. In addition to trains our current members are involved with making clocks, stationary engines, steam wagons, workshop tooling and myriad of other model engineering activities.

Monthly society meetings to discuss model engineering and other topics plus presentations from various local and national speakers are held on the last Tuesday of every month at Ince Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Ince, Wigan, WN1 3HB – 19:30pm start for meetings, presentations (from both members and guest speakers) and film shows.

We have a membership of approximately 80, though new members are always welcome. Further details including membership forms are detailed on our Membership page. We also have a new Facebook page where you can keep up-to date with what is happening in our club. Please click on the link below to see more.

Contacting Us

If you have any queries or would like to discuss anything regarding Wigan & District Model Engineering Society, please email us at Wigandmes@gmail.com.