About the Society
Handforth Model Engineering Society is a group of friends and hobbyists that aims to promote and foster model engineering in all its forms.
Since its inception in 2009, the society has laid a ground level 7 ¼ inch track and raised 3 ½ inch and 5 inch tracks in Meriton Road Park. In addition, the park pavilion has been transformed into a clubhouse following extensive refurbishment by members.
Although the group is largely self-funded, the society received a grant from the Manchester Airport Community Fund which has been used to pay for the raised track.
Councillor Don Stockton, representing the Airport Fund, formally opened the track as part of the Gala Day organised by Friends of Meriton Road Park.
The opening took place on the morning of Sunday 2nd September 2012 with rides on steam trains being available throughout the day.
Handforth MES is actively involved in the community, working with groups such as Friends of Meriton Road Park, the local council and the Community Service.