Welcome to the web site for the City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers (COSME), a non-profit making organisation. We are based in Oxfordshire in the UK. We meet regularly throughout the year. Our members have a wide range of interests and experience in many aspects of model engineering. A major activity is operating the Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway (CPMR) within a public park in the City of Oxford. This railway has been built and developed by the voluntary efforts of members of COSME.

Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway

The Cutteslowe Park Miniature Railway is situated in the public Cutteslowe Park in the north of the City of Oxford just off the A40 Ring Road. Information on our location can be found here

There are two tracks on our railway on which we run passenger carrying trains pulled by steam or diesel locomotives. The elevated track is built to cater for 3½" and 5" gauges and the ground level track is for 5" and 7¼ gauges. More information about the railway can be found here.

Reopening Information

Please remember that we will still be operating under HM Government regulations for Covid 19 and all passengers must social distance and wear face coverings when in the queue and riding on the railway. Hand sanitiser will be provided on entry and exit of our site and card payment is preferred. Remember Hands-Space-Face. Passengers are requested to follow any instructions given by the railway staff.
Our revised 2021 timetable can be downloaded here. This will be subject to change if the Government rules change.


Tickets are £1.25 for adults and children over 2. Children under 2 free accompanied by a fare paying adult.  Tickets are obtained from the ticket office at the track and we prefer you to pay by debit/credit card.

City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers

We welcome those with interests in any form of Model Engineering. As well as building and operating the CPMR, members of COSME have a wide variety of interests including traction and stationary engines, rolling stock and steam powered boats. If you are interested in joining, please speak to any member at the track or use our enquiry form.

Visiting Locomotives

If you would like to bring your own engine to run on our ground level or raised level tracks, please contact us using our enquiry form and make sure you have read the Visiting Locomotives Guide to our railway.