The Society was formed in 1988 by a group of Model
Engineers who were attending the Model Engineering evening course
run by North Shropshire College. The late Bob Morris tutored the
course and was the Society’s President.
A portable track was engineered and used at local schools and fetes
by members to raise funds to construct a permanent track. Locomotive
power was provided by both petrol and steam locomotives owned by
members of the Society.
Oswestry Model Engineering Society has close associations with
the Societies of Newtown, Shrewsbury and Wrexham and reciprocal
support has been enjoyed at exhibitions and other events.
In 1998 the Oswestry Model Engineering Society was honoured to host
the inaugural N.A.M.E (Narrow Gauge Locomotive Efficiency) Trials.
The Society is indebted to the Oswestry Show Committee for allowing
use of their land at Oswestry Showground, Park Hall, where our permanent
raised track of 5 and 3½ inch combined gauges has been constructed,
in an enjoyable country setting.
The Park Hall track is just over ¼ mile long in continuous
loops with Station, Steaming Bays and Clubhouse. The Society owns
its own 5 inch gauge Sweet Pea steam locomotive, built by the members.
Oswestry Model Engineering Society welcomes any interested persons,
and is happy to provide support and assistance to novices and enthusiastic