The Sydney Society of Model Engineers
The club is open to the public on the last Sunday of every month (except December) from 10AM.
Telephone on open days 02 4773 4313.
The Sydney Society of Model Engineers (SSME) is the oldest model engineering club in Australia and the oldest continuously operating Model Engineering Club in the World.
The aim of the society is to promote all forms of model engineering.
The SSME started in 1906 at the Summer Hill Community Hall, where members met to discuss the engineering topics of the day. With the increase in members, they had to locate to a larger site to display their models.
In 1935 the club purchased a site in Parramatta Rd at Ashfield. The Society held its first exhibition in 1935 and continued to operate on that site every Saturday until 1970. The area around the Society was being built up, and it was time to look for new premises and move again.
In 1971, the Society moved to Luddenham in Sydney’s southwestern suburbs to a 10 hectare (25 acre) property previously used as a farm, and a new clubhouse and facilities were built.
The SSME today is located on a rural property in Sydney’s south western suburbs, approx 50km from the city central business district.
Admission Charges to the Model Park
A.A.L.S. Convention - Easter 2006
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Hon Secretary SSME Ltd
869 Luddenham Rd
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