Since the earliest days of the industrial revolution engineers have constructed models of their designs to test and predict the performance of the intended full-scale structure. Indeed it was the repair of a model that prompted James Watt to undertake his pioneering work on the steam engine. Many people interested in the technology of the day made engineering models and it became a popular pastime. To find out more please visit our About page.
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The Society operates its own workshop and owns several machine tools for members to use
The Society operates a portable railway track that attends local gala days and charity events where rides are given to members of the public behind miniature “live-steam” locomotives.
ESME meets weekly with a regular programme of lectures, video events and site visits to develop the knowledge and skills of members
At the moment the Society has a miniature railway in the grounds of a private house near Edinburgh. The track totals over half a mile in length. ESME is currently developing a new track and model engineering centre at nearby Almondell Woods.
Thursday – there was a relatively small turnout this week (7) and it was decided to concentrate on clearing the felled trees from the two previous weeks work and any that may have been felled this week. There were still a few to be felled along the proposed track and a good number of ‘leaners’ Read more about Week ending 11th Mar[…]
Thursday – the day got off to a good start with a fierce fire to burn branches down at the west end. By mid-morning logs were being dragged out to the private road and taken by tractor trailer to the log piles via the public road. During the afternoon a timber lorry arrived and departed Read more about Week ending 4th March[…]
Due to the extremely inclement weather, working this week was cancelled.
Some members will know Kieran as a young enthusiastic model maker and friend of Jeremy Bull in Perth. He’s not a member but he sent me an interesting story, which follows, with images. It was on one of our clearances, Kieran had his eyes on a miniature lathe which he was keen on purchasing. Read more about Kieran Hall[…]
Thursday A quick inspection of the cross site road showed that repair in a day by the Thursday group was not possible. This is really a job more suited to the Saturday gang. Instead we set about reinstating the linking track between it and the west of the 3-track trackbed. This took all morning but Read more about Week ending 18th Feb[…]
This week saw extensive work being carried with large machines to excavate the cutting and remove tree stumps. Take a look at Digger Week February 2017 Thursday – early on Mark and Phil took time off from earth movement and drainage operations to repair the cross-site Read more about Week ending 11th Feb[…]
Thursday – another day of felling down at the west end with good use made of both the Land Rover and large tractor winch to haul logs to the side of the road way. Only two or three loads were moved up to piles with most of the effort going into felling and winching. Read more about Week ending 4th Feb[…]
Thursday – the excitement of the morning was the arrival of an artic with the 1.2 ton bundle of new rail for circuit B. This was stored away before lunch and will allow us to lay around 700 feet of the “Newliston” 5/7.25″ circuit before we disrupt Newliston. Being new rail it will allow relatively Read more about Week ending 28th Jan[…]
Thursday – the extraction of logs from the bottom west end took place as planned and three fires in the area coped with most of the smaller debris. A significant change in the day, including clearance of old cut branches from a marked track bed out beyond the tree line. Most logs were taken up Read more about Week ending 21st Jan[…]
The photo shows John being presented with the John Russell Memorial Trophy. This was presented to John, who has shown an outstanding contribution and commitment over a number of years to the Society. He was also awarded an Honorary Membership. He was delighted with this and asked that his thanks be passed on to the Read more about John Clerk[…]