The Model Engineers' Society Northern Ireland was
founded in 1944 by a group of dedicated model
enthusiasts who saw the need for an organisation to
encourage the skills of miniature engineering and its
associated crafts in the home workshop.
The Society is based in the former Victorian walled
kitchen garden of "Dalchoolin House", in the grounds of
the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum at Cultra on the
southern shores of Belfast Lough.
Members are active at the site on
Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round (weather
Our tracksite includes a 31/2"
and 5" gauge raised level circuit (1700' length), a 71/4"
gauge ground level circuit (1200' length), a small
boating pond, areas for traction engine/road vehicle
running and a nearby field is often used for model
Monthly society meetings are held in the "classroom" at
the rear of the Transport Gallery on the 1st Thursday of
each month, from September to June.