Membership of NWMES is open to individuals who are interested in all aspects of Model Engineering and the operation and maintenance of a miniature railway and provides the opportunity to come together with others who have the same or similar interests. A background or any previous expertise in engineering is not a requirement for membership as our members are more than happy to share their experiences and to give both advice and assistance to those new to the hobby.
Other benefits include:
Opportunity to drive the Club’s Steam and Electric Locomotives
Opportunity to help and assist in the maintenance and development of our running facility and to assist with our public running and event days.
Boiler testing and inspection free of charge
Insurance cover for Personal Accident and Public Liability whilst undertaking activities on the Club’s behalf
Opportunities to travel to Model Engineering Exhibitions and other outings of interest to members.
Finally the ability to influence how the club is run by joining the Committee and also by attending and voting at the Annual General Meeting.
Application for membership may be made by downloading an application form HERE.
To download the Application Form you will require an up to date version of Adobe’s reader. You can download the latest version from Adobe’s download site by clicking HERE.
You may also visit us at one of our evening meetings and introduce yourself to any of our members or have a chat with us regarding membership at one of our public events.
The following are our membership categories and current subscription rates
Ordinary £38.00 less £2.50 per month from February
Senior (over 65 / unwaged) £33.00 less £2.50 per month from February
Members over the age of 75 pay no subscription (Donations always welcome)
Junior* (under 18 years / full time student) £12.00 less £1.00 per month from February
There is currently no joining fee but new members are required to contribute to the Company assets by the purchasing of a share in the Company to the value of £1.00.
* Junior members aged, up to and including, 16 years, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.The parent or guardian does not necessarily have to be a Member of the Society.
Membership runs from the 1st January to 31st December each year.