Become a Member

As a member you can join our meetings, come to club events, and have great conversations with likeminded people!

Attending meetings is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and get help from other members. If you have a problem with your latest project, there is always someone more than willing to help with advice and guidance. If you're interested in joining us and becoming a member please fill in the application form below:

Application Form


Benefits of Membership

FREE Boiler testing.

FREE Award Winning Quarterly Magazine - The Oily Rag! 

Twice monthly meetings*

When complete, the Club's West Buckland site will offer members: A Club House. Use of a 7¼"/5" gauge ground level railway. Use of a 3½"/5" gauge raised railway. Plenty of scope and space to run model traction engines. A pond to test and sail model boats. An opportunity to get closer to nature. Relaxation and enjoyment of this semi-rural location.

The Club's Vivary Park site offers members: Use of the club's 3½"/5" gauge raised railway at Vivary Park.

Volunteer working parties

Members Handbook: Handed to new members, this details all club activities including reference material for public safety considerations and preparing for boiler inspections.

Joint membership - Reduced annual subscription for spouse and other family members.

Annual club auction.


Annual loco efficiency competition - See link.


Annual Subscriptions are due by the 1st of January

Current subscription rates 

Full member £50

Spouse of member an additional £5 ...Family £55………..

Junior £5…….. 18 years or younger. (Parent/Guardian authorisation required)

Bank details: TAUNTON MODEL ENGINEERS 09-01-54  41903282.

If you make payment via bank transfer please make sure your name and details are included as part of the transaction reference.