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.
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[…]
Thursday Today the new car park was put to good use following the work done on Monday by Roddy and George using the hired digger and the club’s roller.It is just as well since the growing piles of logs in the original car park are significantly reducing its capacity for parking. The tractor and[…]
Whilst the Digger Week (http://edinburgh-sme.org.uk/almondell-2/digger-week-june-2016/) was in action, others followed previous weeks progress as below. Thursday 30th During the morning a considerable amount of small stuff was gathered and burnt at the west end of the new car park. Throughout the day work the tractor and trailer worked away moving logs from the bottom of[…]
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