Farr Trophy. At the ‘Bits and Pieces’ night on November 28th 2023 there were 5 interesting entries for the Farr Trophy. The members present had a difficult choice when voting for the best example of model engineering skills produced by an ESME member. The winner of the Farr Trophy for 2023 is Maurice Popplestone for his Read more about Bits and Pieces and the Farr Trophy[…]
‘Sunday 26th November was the third dry, cold day and this offered ideal conditions for running the Panther & Pershing together for the first time. Seeing them side by side gives a good idea of their comparative sizes given that they were matched for firepower & armour protection. The Panther still looks a big beastie! Read more about Then there were two[…]
A good turn out of locomotives for the track running day. Although you can run your locomotives any Sunday we are trying to focus on the second and last Sunday of each month as members meet up day. It was also Remembrance Sunday and members gathered at the level crossing for a 2 minute silence Read more about Track Running Day[…]
A Corliss Mill Engine. I have always had a liking for big, relatively slow running mill engines and I am also fascinated by different valve gears. So far having built small slide valve and piston valve engines the idea of Corliss with a radically different approach to valves seemed an interesting challenge. Casting around for Read more about Corliss Mill Engine[…]
…. you will be in for a big surprise. Watch out there is a tank about. After working on the 1/6th scale Panther tank kit for many months, Jerry brought the tank to Almondell to give it a good test on rough terrain. It was quite an attraction being there on the friends and family Read more about If you go down to the woods today …..[…]
On Wednesday 23rd August 2023, the Almondell Model Engineering Centre was officially opened after 10 years of hard work by a dedicated group of members from the Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers. The Official Opening Ceremony was a great success with many members there and invited guests too. On the operational side of the railway, Read more about The Official Opening Ceremony at Almondell[…]
Work continues at Almondell and the latest photos taken on 3rd August 2023 showing the progress made to the outer track plus the on-going maintenance to keep the pond clear.
The tank under test today and in action. Have a look at Jeremy Bull’s super Panther tank. Watch the video to see it operational.
The Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers (ESME) has completed MCS Certification of our CARES funded “Model of the Future” Solar powered micro generation project, meaning that we are now generating a considerable amount of our own electricity and a bit spare to send to the grid. The £30,000 project, 80% funded by a grant from Read more about ALMONDELL MODEL ENGINEERING CENTRE ACHIEVES NET ZERO TARGET[…]