FDSME Steam Railway Open Weekend

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of July 2024

Gate opens at 10:30am to 5:00pm (last trains 4:30pm)

FDSME can only open to the general public a few times a year. Our Steam Railway Weekend is by far the largest of these open events. In most years it is our only open event.

Please note that Fareham and District Society of Model Engineers (FDSME) have to reserve the right to cancel the event on one, or both days, due to adverse circumstances.


Enter our postcode of PO15 5DZ into your sat-nav or look out for our “salmon-pink” coloured road signs around the Titchfield area in Fareham, Hampshire. These will direct you to our event site off Segensworth Road, that is between Cartwright Drive and Mill Lane near to the historic Titchfield Abbey.

Our postal address is:

  • Fareham and District Society of Model Engineers
  • Segensworth Road (East)
  • PO15 5DZ


Gates open from 10:30 to 17:00 hrs. on each day (last train rides at 16:30 hrs.).

Please note, some attractions are CASH ONLY!

Admission cost:

  • Adults: £4.00
  • Senior Citizens: £3.00
  • 5-16 years: £2.00
  • Under 5 years: Free
  • Car parking: Free


Tokens for all attractions cost £1.00 each. Tokens are available from the ticket office.


Please note:

  • Details below are subject to availabilty and hence may be changed and/or removed.
  • Some attractions are CASH ONLY.

Passenger carrying miniature railways

Once again both our raised 5″ and the ground level 7¼” gauge tracks will in operation.

Train rides – all ages: 1 token required per ride.

Radio controlled boats

Have a go steering one of our radio controlled boats.

1 token for 5 minutes

Garden railway demonstrations

You can also drive one of our small 32mm gauge locos around a special track.

1 token for 5 minutes

Radio controlled 4×4 off-road trucks

You can also drive one of our 1/12 scale radio control off-road 4×4 trucks on our custom built crawler track

1 token for 5 minutes

Model engineering exhibition

Our FDSME members show the results of their time and effort.

Classic vehicles

Look round the vehicles from a time before Gatsos.


Spot a bargain.

Face painting

Unleash the inner tiger and get your face painted to match.


Buy a ticket. You might just be lucky and go away with a prize!

Live music

Our live band will be playing at times throughout the day.


Different refreshments are available!

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