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 – 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[…]
A collection of members works gathered together on Monday 21st November. The winner of the Farr Trophy was Derek White from Berwick upon Tweed.
Thursday – In rather cold conditions a smaller group of 9 turned out to keep up progress. While work continued on the bridge and ticket hut two other groups continued with tree felling and log extraction at the west end of the site, and with pegging out and level marking on circuit B, the 5″/3.5″[…]
The following gallery shows the work done over a period of time and the obstacles to overcome, to achieve the final result.
Thursday Examination of the rails to be buried in the steaming lie road crossing revealed they needed to be re-rolled which proved to be a lengthy exercise. However by early afternoon this was achieved, helped by the spreading and levelling of more blaes on the track bed. These rails[…]
Thursday 13th Oct With a group of three volunteers from Scottish Widows out today the opportunity was grasped to use the extra muscle to make further progress on timber felling and removal from the west end. With the area now substantially cleared and the new access road this can be done very efficiently. Over the[…]