Updated September 16, 2019.

  Calendar (pdf) Here  Calendar (Word) Here

  We have a Public Run Day on Sunday October 6 from 14.00-17.00 - the final run of the 2019 season.

Free entry. Free parking. Fare: 1.00 per ride.

 

 


 

 

 

Netta "Harold" gets prepared for the  Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition (MEE2019) set-up day on October 16 (Is your stuff ready? Send pictures?), and raised track signals 1 to 4 get  prepared for phase 2 starting on October 28.

 

 

Dreweatt's auction approaches again, on Tuesday September 24, 2019.


 

 

 

 

 

Local, but where?

 Railway Tavern, London Road, Far Cotton, Northampton.

 

No sooner started, but the end of season approaches. With it comes the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition (MMEE2019).
Our stand is in need of a freshen-up and part of it awaits the paintbrush in the clubhouse.

Leslie (Bob) and Maureen Spikings have most of the exhibition planning and organisation done. They are your contacts for offering help, or any queries relevant to the exhibition. They can be contacted on mmee@nsme.co.uk

 

 

Peter Loveland poses proudly with his newly painted pannier tank - now in LT livery, on Tuesday 040919.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Trains and boats, but no planes, at the September public run on Sunday 010919

 Pictures from Mr. Leslie Spikings.

September PRD Album Here

August PRD Album Here

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

New Scamp gets an airing and Barbara gets steamy with Rod on BH Monday 260819.

 Pictures from Mr. David Jones


 

 

 

 

 

 

Workers very young, workers young and locomotives on Tuesday 270819.

 Pictures from Tony Kendall


 

 

 

 

 

 

A great time all round at Evie's party on Sunday 180819.

 Pictures from Tony Kendall


 

 

 

 

 

 

New junior member Joe tries out the Trojan and poses with "Flying Scotsman."

Pictures from Geoff Watts


 

 

 

 

 

New member Jake Beeken tries out his newly acquired 5in. gauge Ivatt 2 on Sunday morning 180819

 

 

 

Despite the forecast, the weather was much improved on recent wind and rain, for the party on Saturday 170819. Pictures from Tony Kendall


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sad to report the death of member Dennis Geddes. Dennis died in March of this year and we regret news has just reached us.

 

R.I.P.

 

 

 

 

David made joy with William Shakespeare, Peter ran his Pansy and Andy flew the Atlantic on Tuesday 130819

 

Pictures from Tony Kendall

 

 

 

 

Saturday 100819 brought winds and consequential fallen branches to 3 parts of our site. Pictures of the third one being cleared, and of Kelvin fettling the turntable.

Pictures from Tony Kendall


 

 

 

 

 

What looks like some really good workshop equipment for sale - advertised on the Peterborough SME site Here


 

 

 

 

There are some really good bogies for sale, advertised in the Members' Area Here


 

 

 

 

You may remember George and Doreen Coles buying the club loco sometimes called "Rusty." We saw "Nipper" earlier in the year, a product of the loins of "Rusty." However, another "Nipper" has arrived - tested out at the Rugby track recently.


 

 

 

 

 

Stand at MMEE2010

 

We are starting to get tooled-up for our tenth year at The Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition - Leslie Spikings is your organiser. Looking back to the 2010 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition (our first at Leamington) - we expected a 20ft space, but we arrived to find only 16ft. We did not want to disappoint anyone who had made the effort to bring their model along - therefore the stand was just a little overcrowded. Although we did not get an award for our stand, two of our members did get rewarded for their models....

An album from Tony Kendall Here

 

 

July Club Run, held on Saturday 130719 - pictures from Leslie Spikings Here

 

 

 

July Public Run, held on Sunday 070719 - pictures from Leslie Spikings Here

 

 

On Tuesday 020719, Norman L's new wagons were on show, Dave had another go, Graham was fettling his trailer, and Geoff's mill engine got to run.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sad to report that NSME member Malcolm Collins died on Monday July 1.

We will miss him.

R.I.P.

Our Condolences to the family.

Malcolm's funeral was at Rainsbrook Crematorium on Wednesday July 17.

 

 

 

 

 Ray leaves in style....  


 

 

 

 

 

 


David Jones sends pictures of the party on Tuesday 250619


 

 

 

 


A tree-fall discovered on Friday 210619 meant swift action to clear it before the party on Saturday - Peter Loveland/Geoff Watts on Friday and Peter Loveland, the Jones twins, Pater Bayley and Kelvin Naylor (maybe others) on Saturday to clear up aloft.
Pictures from David Jones and Geoff Watts


 

 

 

 

 


Our stand at Preston Hedge's School Fete, Saturday 220619 - Geoff takes on water.
Pictures from Tony Kendall


 

 

 

 


Noah wants a ride, then riding quickly gets popular....

 

 

Sad to report that NSME member Ray Sweeting has died.

A picture of Ray receiving the Bassett-Lowke Bowl at the 2014 Bits and Pieces Night and at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition.

R.I.P.

Ray's funeral at the Crownhill Crematorium. 16.15 on Friday June 28.

 

 

 

The customer-facing Graham Jones in action at Kettering during the weekend 08/090619

 

NSME member Paul married Marie on Saturday 080619

We wish them every happiness together

Picture from David Jones

 

 

 

As you may have seen from the leaflets in the clubhouse, the St. Neots Model Railway Club are holding the East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition in Kettering during the weekend of June 8/9. This is our stand, small but beautiful. Setting up was on Friday evening and breaking down will be on Sunday evening.

Exhibition details Here and Here


 

 

 

 

 

I was born in February 2007 when Thomas got a new carer. People liked me because Thomas and I could get near the track. Some thought my wheels were too small - that was to allow Thomas's chimney to go under a shelf. I helped with Trojan and now I am making way for a new hydraulic truck and cremation seems likely.

 

 

 

Album Here

We have a new friend on site at Delapre - we hope Freddo, or Freda, will be made welcome. Picture from Mr. D. Jones.

Look out for a muntjac - mother (or perhaps daddy) and fawn seen recently but they were far too nimble for us to get a photo!

 

 

 

 

Happiness, and some concern, at the Club Run on Monday 270519

Album Here

 

At the club run day on Monday 270519, the chairman presented Richard Folwell with the newly-engraved base of the Bassett-Lowke Bowl and the miniature trophy for Richard to keep, marking Richard's success at the Bits & Pieces Night. Richard was noncommittal as to which trophy he will be filling with champagne for us all to sip from.


 

 

 

 

 

A reminder from Christopher Orchard - those with a Rob Roy loco may be interested in Andover society's Rob Roy and sausage sizzle event on June 9, 2019. Website Here


 

 

 

 

Some members were at Rugby on Saturday 250519. George, assisted by Spencer in the first picture and Peter, Dennis and Brian in the second, while George and Spencer (topically?) go to the country. Pictures from Doreen Coles


 

 

 

 

 

All part of The History of Mr. Polly as Alfred gets reunited with the raised track on Saturday 180519
Pictures from David Jones

 

 

 

Bernard Clark gets down to it at the  party on Tuesday 140519

Picture from Tony Kendall

 

 

The 'Boys' Toys' group, within Towcester U3A (University ot the Third Age), visited NSME on Tuesday 140519.

Picture from Geoffrey Watts

 

 

Some members attended Statfold Barn on Sunday 120519. Fred not as interested as he might be - but has he seen it all before? Pictures from Geoffrey Watts


 

 

 

 

 

David Fieldhouse sends more news of his antipodean friends Here.

Chilly with just a little sunshine for the May public run.
Pictures from Leslie Spikings.
Album Here


 

 

 

 

 

 

Another way to build a tunnel Here

 


 

 

 

A relaxing Tuesday evening meeting...
Picture from Tony Kendall

 

 

Kelvin demonstrates how to operate the new NSME raised track point Here

 


 

 

 

The first official party of the 2019 season was on Saturday April 27.

The weather was cold, but fine - and a whole lot better than expected.

Pictures from Mr. David Jones


 

 

 

 

 

 

The NSME Class 37 locomotive gets nameplates....