Who are we?

The Andover & District Model Engineering Society was formed on Thursday 1st November 1945 with 28 members. With the aims ‘to encourage making of models and miniatures in any material available and to bring together those interested in models, and to aid in their construction by the promotion of mutual assistance amongst its members and hopefully provide space and facilities for meetings’. More about our history.

Our site is near the the village of Wherwell, where we have been since 2008. It is situated in an ancient woodland which was used as a munitions storage depot during World War II and has a number of Nissen huts. We have refurbished one of these huts as a club house, with a separate Nissen hut as the main workshop.

We have since added ground level, raised level and garden-scale railways and dearly love our peaceful location - it truly is a great place to be productive, relax or simply escape it all - with like-minded people. Find out more about our facilities.

The Society has a membership that is currently around 110 with ages from 0 to nearly 100 we meet on Sundays and Wednesday evenings, as well as informal gatherings on other days. Find out about our events this year.

We openly welcome new members with an interest in engineering, whether model locomotives of any scale or power, traction engines, aeroplanes, radio controlled cars or clockmaking: you name it, we have people who enjoy it! Find out more about membership.