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[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

Come Into The Workshop ‘Maude’…..

Robert emailed a line or two and some photographs setting out progress with his 7¼” gauge J36, 0-6-0 tender loco based on ‘Maude’ (which is preserved at Bo’ness).  With two inside cylinders of 2” diameter it should be every bit as powerful as the full size. Robert writes ‘This model is a “one off” and no Read more about Come Into The Workshop ‘Maude’…..[…]

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[…]