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Originally known as the Preston Society of Model engineering our society has been part of the Preston landscape for nearly 100 years and has been based on Worden Park since 1955.

People are often surprised to hear that many of the locomotives to be seen running on the tracks were built by members of the society. It can take many years, sometimes into decades, to complete the build and if you take a few moments to look, you will see an astonishing amount of detail. 

The railways at Worden Park are now very well known by Prestonians with many people recalling memories from childhood, riding the trains and the popularity seems to grow stronger all the time. Rides are free, however, donations are collected and very gratefully received. It is the generosity of the people who ride our trains that keep them running. Worden Park, as a public facility is a great place for families to visit and the members of Leyland SME like to think they add some value to it.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy your visit!

Interested in Joining?....There is always a warm welcome for like-minded enthusiasts, prospective members and interested visitors of all ages, just turn up and say "Hello". Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Leyland Society of Model Engineers 

Company Limited by Guarantee Registration No 3322655 

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