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 day involved a general tidy up of both grounds and containers. Some “leaner” trees were taken down and members continued with their usual tasks. Saturday Five on site today, where we were met with an extremely tidy blue container and work area. This had been done by Paul N and Geoff N[…]
Monday The evening shift concentrated on ensuring all the shuttering for the cross supports was complete and ready for the concrete due to arrive on Thursday. Thursday The day started with fettling up and screwing down of the rails on the station west point which by late morning was[…]
Monday Work continued on rail bed edging east of the station area. Thursday Throughout the day a small group worked on tidying and burning at the bottom of the site. This area is now looking very good with a few eco-piles of rotten logs and several piles of smallish logs to be uplifted sometime soon. […]
Thursday Started the morning activity by, at last, felling and logging the last three trees on the 5″/3.5″ circuit route. Meanwhile a couple of fires were started at the bottom of the site to continue the extensive tidy up of the last few weeks. To round off the morning a few leaning trees were dropped[…]
Monday Small squad at Almondell. Attempting removal of stubborn shuttering on west side buttresses after previous Thurs overspill of concrete. Robert McL’s bridge installed. Thursday The main effort today was log extraction from the bottom of the site and generally round the 5″/3.5″ circuit. A lot of logs less[…]