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 – in rather difficult conditions a smaller team of seven turned out today. A further load of blaes was delivered first thing and the first trailer load was spread and rolled on the embankment just after 11. The task for the day was to bring the blaes to final level along the whole length[…]
Thursday Most of the smaller group today worked on the eastern curve, laying terram and ballasting the first four Comrie panels. Meanwhile a further 8 edging boards were fitted where the first circuit will deviate at the end of the the 3-track section. In that area the boards are well above ground level so[…]
Thursday – during the day, very visible progress was made on dropping and compacting blaes to form the embankment. By the end of the day the further load delivered at lunchtime had all but disappeared. One more day should see the blaes to level and ready to consolidate further over the winter. This[…]
One our hard working and dedicated volunteers, Andy, at AMEC, having a happy time driving “Grace” at Bo’ness. A record number of pasengers hauled, resulted in a record take for the Society. Saturday 3rd December 2016.
Built by member, Alex West over the past two years. The model is a 7 1/4″ scale model of Hunslet’s latest shunting locomotive designated DH6OC and the prototype for their new series. Built to 1/10th scale for 7 1/4″ but adaptable to 5″ as a narrow gauge engine as well by using a central square[…]
Thursday – As planned, a team worked throughout the day to drop, level and roll blaes along the first 5″/3.5″ embankment. The tractor/trailer driving round clockwise and the team and roller moving in behind every time it dropped and returned to reload. Every trip of around 15 to 20 minutes saw three bucket loads from[…]