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Northern Association of Model Engineers Rally

DSMEE 80th Anniversary Celebration

June Rally 2016



You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 NAME Rally to be held on the 24th, 25th & 26th June at the Derby Society of Model & Experimental Engineers.  This event also celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the Club.  This event is limited to NAME Members only – but non-affiliated

Members are welcome to attend any of our other open days or by special arrangement (see the DSMEE Events page on our website). The event is open to railway locomotives, stationary engines/static exhibits and road locomotives (although the availability of space on-site to move around will be very limited – but for road registered visitors, there is a good pathway alongside the main road just outside the site.                                              .

The track is a combined 31/2” and 5” ground level only layout with many interesting features (there are no 71/4” gauge facilities).  The circuit is approximately 1600ft long with some route options.  Due to the use of numerous points, it is essential that the ME standard wheel back-to-back dimension of 411/16” is observed, although a minimum of 45/8” is generally tolerable.  The DSMEE track is located near Morley Hayes, Derbyshire.

The event will be informal – though the following itinerary is planned:

Friday: Afternoon running till late.  Fish & Chip supper (or similar) Saturday: Morning start until late.  Pie & Peas supper (or similar)  Sunday: Morning start until late afternoon.

Tea & coffee will be available throughout each day.

Breakfast & lunch cobs will be available for a nominal charge.

The track and site are not generally open to the public, and running during this event will be limited, therefore, to known attendees. Further details, together with an application form (to establish numbers for running and catering purposes) are now available – please e-mail the Rally Organiser at  A limited number of caravan or motorhome spaces will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.