Bits & Pieces Evening & The Farr Trophy

This years event was well attended with a good selection of members work on display.  The range of engineering undertaken is quite amazing.  Projects ranged from examples of precision machining and milling exercises undertaken by apprentices as part of their training which produced ‘novelty’ items through to a miniature petrol engine ‘Sealion’ designed by Edgar Read more about Bits & Pieces Evening & The Farr Trophy[…]

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[…]