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 main effort of the day was dropping and rolling more blaes round the east curve of circuits A and B, the “Newliston circuits”. A good number of loads were dropped and rolled before the roller failed and had to be carried back to the container area for later examination. To assist with Read more about Week ending 22nd July[…]
Thursday – the main focus of today was track building. Rails were selected for the remaining three circuit B panels to complete the slightly curving section down to the west. The new rails all vary slightly in length and selection eliminated the need to cut any rails. By the end of the afternoon two panels Read more about Week ending 15th July[…]
The weather today was much better than forecast which allowed outside panel construction to continue all day. Panel 8 of circuit B was finished and laid in place by mid afternoon and a start made on a further Oban panel to close the gap in circuit C. The remaining large trees on Circuit C near Read more about Week ending 8th July[…]
Thursday – despite the steady downpour all day, seven members turned up and managed to have a fruitful day. Most of the effort went into building up three 20 foot 7.25″/5″ panels for circuit B using the new US-section rail. We now have panels built for 200 foot of this circuit and hope to start Read more about Week ending 1st July[…]
Monday – eight members appeared on site where a number of tasks were started and many completed. Finish off bridge pedestrian shuttering west side Ffitting of single gauge point blade Teram to junct and transfer of ballast by wheelbarrow. Read more about Week ending 24th June[…]
Thursday – today saw felling work restart for the steaming lie access road. On the track front, Circuit B panel assembly continued and more rails were rolled for 2 panels of Circuit C in the 4-track area. Also more progress on the first two Oban points.
Thursday – a small group of 7 turned out today in rather atrocious wet weather. The heavy rain started earlier than forecast giving no time to prepare for it. By moving the digger and trailer outside enough room was made to erect a temporary construction bench long enough for a 10 foot point. The opportunity Read more about Week ending 10th June[…]
Thursday In the morning the Comrie panels stored outside were moved with the help of the digger from the outside assembly area to beside the containers. In the afternoon work was done to remove material from the intended location of the south west junction. In parallel panel assembly continued Read more about Week ending 3rd June[…]
Thursday – relatively modest turn out this week, but managed to get a range of tasks done. The car park being relatively empty car park allowed the felling of two trees behind the east abutment of the bridge, the trunks being pulled away from the bothy and station with the aid of PN’s tractor. Read more about Week ending 20th May[…]
Thursday – first thing in the morning another load of ballast was delivered into the storage area. During the day this was used to extend the ballasted area further west down the two track section below the concrete sleeper wall. At the same time another group set about drilling the rails for the first Read more about Week ending 13th May[…]