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Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies

Autumn 2018 Rally - Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September

Organiser: Colin Bell | Email: | Tel: 01480 880665 | Flyer (PDF) | Booking Form (docx)


We are delighted to be hosting the annual Southern Federation rally at our site on the western edge of the historic City of Cambridge. Easily accessible by road, only 2 miles from J12 of the M11. Cambridge is a signifficant tourist hub with plenty to see and do.

Ground Level Rail

The ground level main line circuit caters for 7 ¼” and 5” gauges, and it extends to one kilometre in length. It is mainly laid with steel rail on recycled plastic sleepers. A large part of the layout also caters for 3 ½” gauge. Note that both 7 ¼” and 5” gauge riding trolleys will be available.

What to show?

A small boating pond will be set up for the rally and all types of model, railway locomotives, rolling stock, traction engines, boats, aeroplanes, stationary engines, or whatever, will be most welcome. Show models will be exhibited in a marquee, and prizes will be awarded for various categories.

Steaming Bays

There are two off-loading and steaming areas, both with hydraulic lifting tables and line-up systems, making it easy to unload from estate cars, trailers or vans. Each area has a number of steaming bays, with supplies of 12V DC and 24V DC power, and soft rain water available at each.


Space is allocated for those wishing to camp overnight, or to bring caravans, although power and water facilities are limited on site.

Garden Rail

We have an extensive table-top area catering for 32mm and 45mm rolling stock.

Further Information

Contact Colin for more information.
Please download, complete and return the booking form if you wish to attend.


As usual, current boiler certificates will be required for steam models, and all running models will need evidence of public liability insurance.