Our Public Events

FDSME can only open to the generic public a few times a year. Our Steam Railway Weekend is by far the largest of these open events. In most years it is our only open event. Please note attractions and other details in the leaflet may not be applicable to future open events.

2024 FDSME Steam Railway Weekend

Our Steam Railway Weekend is at the end of July on :

  • Saturday 27th July 2024 and
  • Sunday 28th July 2024

Please note that Fareham and District Society of Model Engineers (FDSME) have to reserve the right to cancel the event on one, or both days, due to adverse circumstances.


Enter our postcode of PO15 5DZ into your sat-nav or look out for our “salmon-pink” coloured road signs around the Titchfield area in Fareham, Hampshire. These will direct you to our event site off Segensworth Road, that is between Cartwright Drive and Mill Lane near to the historic Titchfield Abbey.

Our postal address is:

  • Fareham and District Society of Model Engineers
  • Segensworth Road (East)
  • PO15 5DZ


Gates open from 10:30 to 17:00 hrs. on each day (last train rides at 16:30 hrs.).

Admission cost:

  • Adults: £TBA
  • Senior Citizens: £TBA
  • 5-16 years: £TBA
  • Under 5 years: TBA
  • Car parking: TBA


Tickets for riding the miniature railways, having a go on the garden railway, radio controlled boats and cars cost £TBA each. Tickets are available from the ticket office.

The site has card facilities for buying attraction tickets and refreshments, but cash will always be welcome.

Other attractions will be priced individually, such as face painting, and may be cash only.

Attractions in 2024

Please note: Details below are subject to availabilty and hence may be changed and/or removed. Some attractions are CASH ONLY.

FDSMEPassenger carrying miniature railways

Take a ride on both our raised 5″ and the ground level 7¼” gauge tracks.

FDSMERadio Controlled Boats

Have a go steering one of our radio controlled boats on our top pond.

FDSMEMini-Offroad Driving Experience

Have a go driving one of our radio controlled 4×4 trucks within our Mini-Offroad Driving Experience attraction.

FDSMEGarden Railway

Watch demonstrations of steam and electric 32mm gauge locomotives. You can also drive one of our small 32mm gauge locos around a special track.

FDSMEModel engineering exhibition

Our FDSME members show the results of their time and effort. A chance to see both completed projects and works in progress and ask any questions you like.

FDSMEClassic vehicles

Have a look around historic vehicles.

FDSMEBric-a-brac & Trash and Treasure

Spot a bargain ranging from a well used powertool through to a collection of badges, you can find it all in our bric-a-brac marquee or by our trash and treasure stall

FDSMEFace painting

Unleash the inner tiger and get your face painted to match.


Buy a ticket. You might just be lucky and go away with a prize!

FDSMELive music

Our live band will be playing at times throughout the day.


Different refreshments are available, including barbecue, cakes, drinks and ice creams

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