About us!

Wortley Top Forge Model Engineers are based at Wortley, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, (see map). We have an active membership of over 40. Members' interests cover everything from miniature steam, diesel and electric locomotion through to clocks, tools, traction engines, stationary industrial machines and trams. Central to our interests and activities is the miniature passenger-carrying railway which operates on Sunday afternoons and which attracts many visitors, young and old, from near and far. We also have a portable track and this is hired on most weekends during the summer for all kinds of galas, parties and other outside events.

We have a clubroom providing plenty of reading materials and a workshop equipped with a good supply of tools including a small lathe, pillar drill, welding kit and bench grinder.

We are always happy to see visitors 'down at the forge', and especially new members. A good cup of Yorkshire tea and a chat are always available!

The Society is fortunate in having a site contained within the historical Wortley Top Forge Industrial Museum which, in its own right, is well worth a visit to those interested in historic buildings, industrial machinery and relics, and boasts a number of superb working water wheels powered from the waters of the nearby River Don.

We hope this website will give you some idea of what we do and that you enjoy your visit. Scan through these pages and if you are interested in who we are and what we do, then please come along and meet us, or just read on!.

If you'd like more information, send us an EMAIL.

Opening Times

Wortley Top Forge Model Engineers meet every Sunday from around 1.30pm when engines are steamed up and the railway is made ready to receive passengers. Visitors are always welcome and there is no charge for train rides although small donations towards our running costs are always welcome! We also meet on Wednesdays from around 10.30 to carry out work on projects and maintenance. The site itself is owned by the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society who allow the Model Engineers to use their facilities. An admission charge is made for access to the Forge and grounds.