Serious STEM, no ‘A’!

With apologies to Steve Wright’s serious jockin’! Midlothian Science Festival ran an event in The National Mining Museum at the Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange.  ESME were asked if they would like to put up a display to support the event which aims to bring all sorts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) activities together.  Read more about Serious STEM, no ‘A’![…]

South African Class 16DA

Not everybody can claim to have built a live steam model of a South African Railways 16DA pacific on their dining room table.  Richard can!  His recently completed model is due to make its debut at the Strathaven Model Society’s 2018 barbecue steam up.  Enjoy the selection of photographs showing the progress of the build Read more about South African Class 16DA[…]

If Water Runs Through It…..

From our Roving Reporter, a short progress report……. The main focus was drainage work around the perimeter of the building. This entailed the cutting and fitting of the main pipes to the septic and clean water tanks. Digging and backfilling the pipework to appropriate heights finished the work.   “What do you mean, he went Read more about If Water Runs Through It…..[…]

Architect Model?

As model engineers we like to turn our hand to most things and Robert is no exception.  The other week, taking time away from ‘Maude’, Robert decided that it would be an interesting idea to translate the 2d plans of the Heritage Centre and Museum into a 3d version.  After much drawing, precision cutting of Read more about Architect Model?[…]

What A Difference A Week Makes…..

Work started in earnest on the 9th August preparing the ground works ready for the contractor to commence building work.  Click on the images to enlarge. The first job was to assemble the kit. And was it impressive!  State of the art too, even had a key code before it would start. The second job Read more about What A Difference A Week Makes…..[…]