In order to reduce the health risks to our members, our visitors and the general public during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic the NWMES Committee is following the rules and guidelines as issued by NHS Wales and the Welsh Assembly and closed the West Shore Miniature Railway until further notice.
We will continue to closely monitor the information and guidance notices issued by NHS Wales and the Welsh Assembly and will restore our operations and public running once it is deemed safe to do so.
We will publish updates here as further information becomes available.
We apologies for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you when we re-open, in the meantime please follow the guidelines to stay safe and well and protect others.
About the NWMES
The Society was formed over 70 years ago as a result of 3 people meeting in a café in Llandudno and it has grown slowly to its present size with a membership in the region of 70 members.
The Society aims to foster an interest in engineering through the construction of model engines of all kinds. Many members have had no previous training in engineering but with the help of other members have been able to gain such skills as necessary to produce working models.
We also welcome members interested in taking up the opportunity to develop skills in the construction, development, maintenance and operation of our miniature railway. Members are encouraged to take part in the public running events the Society holds and appropriate training on all aspects of running such events, including the driving and maintenance of live steam and electric model locomotives, is available to those wishing to participate.
The Society is in a continuous process of developing it’s facilities at West Shore, Llandudno. Our permanent track of both 5″ and 3.5″ gauge, is approximately 1/3rd of a mile in length. August 2016 saw the completion of the final phase of track building. Our current projects include the provision of water locations and 12/24v power outlets at all steaming bays, levelling and installing a new driveway to the steaming bays, general landscaping and planting around the site, and the building of a permanent Clubhouse on the site. To help raise funds for these projects we hold Public Running sessions on Saturdays 12:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs, weather permitting, from Easter to October, where donations for rides are always welcomed.
During the winter we meet once each month with a mixture of talks on diverse topics, video evenings and the opportunity to discuss the latest engineering problems members may have encountered in their model making.
Interested members of the general public are welcome at these meetings which are currently held at the Craig y Don Community Centre, Queens Road. Llandudno, LL30 1TE.
A list of forthcoming meetings and topics is available on our Information/Meetings & Events page.
The Society aims to organize at least two trips each year to venues of interest to the members and their families, including the main Model Engineering Exhibitions.
Finally, if you are interested in Model Engineering of any kind or would like to help us to build and run a miniature railway at our site at West Shore, then why not pop in and see us, we are here most Wednesdays and Saturdays, you will be sure of a friendly welcome.