Updated February 21, 2018.

  2018 Calendar (pdf) Here 2018 Calendar (Word) Here

  The next Public Run Day is on Monday May 7, 2018 from 14.00 - 17.00

Free entry. Free parking.

 

Update - the plan is for the gate to be open daily from 06.00 - 21.00 throughout the year starting next week (w/c 260218)
Photos of the completed gate on the abbey driveway from Geoff Watts. Obviously not from Amelia Havisham's house, but practical nevertheless.


 

 

 

  After the pancakes and looking forward to St. Valentine's Day, all smiles at the AGM on Tuesday 130218 - quickly removed at the start of the serious stuff!


 

 

 

News about Delapre Abbey Here 


 

 

  After his RTA, a phoenix rises from the ashes over in Peterborough as Member Brian Parker restores "Maid Marion" to her former glory (with modifications various) and rebuilds his driving truck from wheels upwards. Well done Brian. New van below....


 

 

 

 

 

 

  No gates yet, but there is progress on the installation at the London Road end of the Abbey driveway. Pictures from Geoff Watts


 

 

 

 

  Tuesday 300118 - the new ground track co-ordinator is caught getting down to it and another member utilises the skills he gained years ago on the trams and trolley-buses.


 

 

 

 An invitation to East Somerset Open Weekend Here - and application form Here


 

 

 Ee bah gum lad - tha likes a challenge tha knows Here. Another variant Here


 

 

New member John Kneeshaw gets his wings and gets to grips with "Jacqueline" on Tuesday 230118. Short video Here


 

 

 

Caught on camera at Ally Pally on Saturday 200118


 

 

Topical for some perhaps - a powered point - on the Chelmsford stand.
Click on pictures for more detail.


 

 

 

 

An invite to an event at Rugby MES in July here


 

 

Calendar updated - changes to meeting dates et al.


 

 

Plenty of work being done on Tuesday 090118


 

 
 
 

Minutes of the December committee meeting are available in the Members' area


 

 

Despite poor weather, intrusive work on the new raised track point was started on Tuesday 020118. The raised track is only in use for 'out-and-back' for a while - although one wag said one of our drivers often goes fast enough to jump the gap!
Pictures from Geoff Watts


 

 

 

 

The NSME New Year club run started well as the sun shone, with a good turnout, but midday brought rain which abated after an hour and brightness returned.
Pictures from Tony Kendall and Leslie Spikings. Album Here


 

 

 

 

Member Brian Parker was involved in an RTA in which his car, trailer and driving truck were written off and "Maid Marian" was severely damaged. We can now tell you, at a secret site, phoenix locomotive transportation is rising from the ashes. We wish you well Brian. (Click on pictures)


 

 
 
 

 

Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies December Newsletter Here


 

 

 

The NSME Christmas social was in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening 191217.
Pictures from Tony Kendall. Album Here

 

 

Peter King of the North Norfolk Branch sends a picture of the first Santa Special day of the season at Norwich. The eagle-eyed may spot a special elf at the back.

They seem to have lots of elves, but perhaps had difficulty in finding fairies!

Peter wishes all members of NSME a happy Christmas and a good steaming New Year.

 

 

On Friday 151217, pictures from John Tomlinson of the parapet brickwork now completed on the new carriage shed.


 

 
 


 

 

 

On Wednesday 131217, pictures from John Tomlinson of the parapet brickwork being completed on the new carriage shed


 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 121217, on a cold night, members were given an excellent presentation on airship development, and the Hindenburg in particular, by Andrew Lounds.


 

 

 

 

Kelvin Naylor sends a link to "The Garden Route"


 

 

 

Minutes of the November committee meeting are now available in the Members' area of this website.


 

 

 

In the Bleak Midwinter our wirely photographer, Geoff Watts, battles the elements to record the splendour of the NSME site at Delapre. There, he finds no trains today.


 

 
 
 
 

 

On Tuesday 051217, while the owner is not looking, there are delicate adjustments to the timing of a GWR tank, and the foundation for the raised track point is started.


 

 

 

 

Proops visited NSME on Tuesday evening 141117, to show us their products.


 

 
 
 

 

Tuesday 141117 brought both carriage shed project work and the more routine.
Picture Gallery
Here from G&D Coles and Tony Kendall