Farr Trophy Winner

The entries into the Bits and Pieces evening were quite varied and show the diversity of activities that model engineers get up to.  It’s not all steam locomotives and miniature railway! Our Roving Reporter was there and submitted pictures of some of the items.  We hope you find them interesting and if it kindles your Read more about Farr Trophy Winner[…]

And Yet I Find You Planting Here…..

“Tis time to plant them now,” he said, “If they shall bloom in Spring”; “But every bulb,” said I, “seems dead, And such an ugly thing.” Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959 Saturday, 28th October dawned cloudy, but dry for the bulb planting sponsored by the Livingston Rotary Club.  A good contingent of Rotarion’s turned up Read more about And Yet I Find You Planting Here…..[…]

Almondell’s new arrival…..

Good news for those members with 3½” gauge locomotives!  The recently uplifted circuit at Newliston has arrived at Almondell.  Already work has progressed on stacking the track panels neatly ready for relaying on the ‘A’ circuit. The points and crossings were set out in their position where the ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ circuits all come Read more about Almondell’s new arrival…..[…]

Newliston Relocation

The working party on Saturday, 30th September successfully dismantled the 5″ / 3.5″ circuit of Aluminium track ready for transporting the Almondell.  This means that running of 3.5″ gauge locomotives is now not possible. Hopefully it will be recommissioned at Almondell by late 2018. Seen here is a fine version of LBSC’s 3.5″ Hall class Read more about Newliston Relocation[…]

Scottish Training Federation Innovation in Training Award 2017

ESME member Dale Lyon, Director of Concrete Scotland was awarded the Innovation in Training Award 2017 at last evenings Scottish Training Federation annual awards for their Octavian Concrete Program.  Octavian Concrete was an 8 Week Program which was delivered on behalf of West Lothian Council for 12 pupils who had become disengaged with the education Read more about Scottish Training Federation Innovation in Training Award 2017[…]