Affiliated to the Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies.

 History of The Club

The first meeting of the club was held at Porton, near Salisbury when eight people decided to form a model traction engine club which steered away from the normal railway type of model engineering society.

This meeting took place on the 20/5/2005 and the first thing on the agenda was to name the club, this was put to all present and it was decided to name it “The Sarum Model Traction Engine Club”. We all agreed that the club should be affiliated to the Southern Federation Of Model Engineers and to adhere to their rules and regulations, ie, Boiler Testing and Road Traffic Insurance. (Insurance to be arranged by each individual and of his/her choice. It was agreed that the club need only meet four times a year, plus an annual steam up on August Bank Holiday Monday in conjunction with Newton Tony Feté.


The clubs object was to encourage the building and running of model steam vehicles ie. Traction Engines, Road Loco’s etc, but NOT railway equipment. From then the club has increased in membership to around forty with its own club room in Andover and each year the club organizes many steam ups and a three day rally in the New Forest also the club stand is present at many events in the south.