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 The blaes under the steaming lie road crossing was replaced with type 1 to give a better bed prior to concreting. In the four track section a temporary centre board was fitted to allow the blaes to be levelled more accurately. The digger was used to gather in Read more about Week ending 15th April[…]
Thursday -a start was made today on digging out soft material from the east curve of the circuit A, B double trackbed and spreading blaes to replace it; while the digger was working there the opportunity was taken to remove roots which had been pulled out and moved to the side of the route some Read more about Week ending 8th April[…]
Thursday – today saw a fair amount of blaes dropped and rolled on the trackbed between the road crossings. To the west of the crossings the track bed was further widened for the siding by digging out the northern bank. During the day the mound between it and the Read more about Week ending 1st April[…]
Thursday – it was so wet and muddy away to the west that after extracting several loads of logs we moved back to work on the 3-track area. A start was made on levelling the trackbed by taking out the high spots and spreading the surplus. More blaes was dropped as required. We also removed Read more about Week ending 25th March[…]
Thursday – the weather today was nowhere near as bad as forecast so we had a good day. Early on we received a load of building supplies for use in the station area. The main activity was the extraction of logs from the far west end. In the course of the day eight trailer loads Read more about Week ending 18th March[…]
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[…]