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 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[…]
ESME Autumn/ Winter Programme 2016 All Monday events at the scout hall in Broxburn , 7.00 for 7.30pm. Monday 24th October – Guest speaker Harry Knox with a talk and presentation about the “Shale Industry in West Lothian”. Saturday 29th October – The Annual Club Dinner Please note, this has been cancelled due to[…]
Thursday The main target for today was the selection and rolling of Comrie rails for the section between the bridge and the tunnel. The day got off to a slow start due to the weather but luckily this improved as the day went on. Despite a rather low turnout we pressed on and achieved the[…]
Thursday Quite an eventful day including a visit by a representative from the Edinburgh Airport Community Board; the Board gave us a grant of £2,500 towards the construction of the first rail loop earlier this year. They came to see how we had spent the money and was suitably impressed thanks to Peter A’s guided[…]
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[…]