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 – 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[…]
Thursday – after an early delivery of re-enforcing mesh for the road crossing more US section rail for circuit B was taken down from stores. The crossing was built up over the day, firstly with the cutting and fitting of the mesh, then positioning of the rail sections and angled further shuttering. Meanwhile the Read more about Week ending 6th May[…]
Thursday – first thing, two deliveries of blaes arrived, one of which was spread and rolled round the east A/B curve by the end of the afternoon. The task was made a little difficult by the coarseness of the material but the formation is now much more recognisable as such. More work was done on Read more about Week ending 29th April[…]
Thursday The digger spent the morning loading the tractor trailer with all the roots which had been piled up round circuit A/B east curve several months ago. These were moved up to the west end of new car park. In the afternoon the the tractor trailer, loaded by the large tractor, was used to drop Read more about Week ending 22nd April[…]
Thursday The blaes under the steaming lie road crossing was replaced with type 1 to give a better bed prior to concreting. In the four track section a temporary centre board was fitted to allow the blaes to be levelled more accurately. The digger was used to gather in Read more about Week ending 15th April[…]
Thursday -a start was made today on digging out soft material from the east curve of the circuit A, B double trackbed and spreading blaes to replace it; while the digger was working there the opportunity was taken to remove roots which had been pulled out and moved to the side of the route some Read more about Week ending 8th April[…]
Thursday – today saw a fair amount of blaes dropped and rolled on the trackbed between the road crossings. To the west of the crossings the track bed was further widened for the siding by digging out the northern bank. During the day the mound between it and the Read more about Week ending 1st April[…]