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Events

We will be aiming to keep an up-to-date model engineering related events list on the website.

So, if you would like to publicise your event please send us details for the event including times, dates, description, location, and contact details, we will add it here.

Events can be submitted to the Website Editor, or via the usual method at Model Engineer.

The current Events Diary can be found here in pdf format.

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DateCountyEvent
6th June 2015DevonTiverton Society Open Day
 Worth Moor, Rackenford. 10.30am - 5pm.

Tiverton and District Model Engineering Society is having an open day at the club’s track at Rackenford, Devon, which is on the edge of Exmoor. Please feel free to visit us. Modellers are invited to bring either 3½ or 5 inch gauge steam or electric locomotives to run on the club's 960 ft. raised  track  that is signalled, has cuttings, embankments and gradients in a beautiful setting. Traction engines up to quarter size are also welcome. Steam locomotives and traction engines will need a current boiler certificate. If possible, could you please bring your own truck as the club has a limited supply of carriages. Teas, coffee and soft drinks will be provided but please bring your own lunch. Car parking is available on site. More information and location of the club track can be found on the Society website.

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13 & 14 June 2015NorthamptonshireSweet Pea Rally 2015
 Lower Delapre Park, Far Cotton, Northampton, NN4 8AJ

Email: sweetpea@nmes.co.uk or telephone 01327 342167 for details.

Visit the Northampton Society of Model Engineers website for details of how to find the track and contact the Club Secretary

 

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14 June 2015Warwickshire2 1/2 inch Gauge Society Rally
 Rainsbrook Valley Railway, Onley Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5QD

The Rainsbrook Valley Railway (operated by Rugby Model Engineering Society) will once again host the summer rally for the 2.1/2 Inch Gauge Society on Sunday 14th June 2015.

Visit the Rugby Model Engineering Society Ltd Society website for details of how to find the track and contact the club Secretary.

 

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14th June 2015HampshireThe 2015 Rob Roy Rally
 3.5 miles south of Andover,Hampshire on the B3420. Postcode for Sat nav users: SP11 7HT

This year’s Rob Roy Rally will be held on June 14th 2015 at the Club’s Wherwell site. If you would like to join us contact me on 01980 846815 or at rexwilliam@fsmail.net

Visit the Andover & District Model Engineering Society website for details of how to find the track and contact the club.

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17 - 19 July 2015NottinghamshireIMLEC
 Find NSMEE in the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre next to Rushcliffe Country Park & Business Park. Ruddington Fields Station, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NX

IMLEC will take place a the Nottimgham SMEE this year.

To view the details of the track have a look at the IMLEC page of the Nottingham Society website to get an idea of what to expect at this great competition.
Spectators are very welcome and there will be free car parking and refreshments available to purchase on site.

Why not have a look around the neighbouring transport museum and Great Central Railway? Come and enjoy a great day out!

 

19 July 2015West MidlandsWestern Region Diesel Hydraulic Day
 The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings (for Sat-Navs - B60 4JR)

Bromsgrove SME are holding a “Western Region Mainline Diesel-Hydraulic Day” - Open 10:00 – 16:00

Do you own a 3½ or 5 inch gauge model of a BR Western Region, Diesel-Hydraulic mainline locomotive? If so you are cordially invited to this special event.
We hope to get a good turnout of Class 52s in various guises, but other mainline types listed are most welcome to.
Our track is adjacent to the Avoncroft Museum signposted and situated just off A38 nr Bromsgrove.
Refreshments are free to participants (donations welcome). All our passenger cars are fully-braked and incorporate provision for drivers and/or guards. Insurance certificates will be required for running locos. The steaming bays will be used on the day for display purposes.
The track will not be open to the public, so only visitors, club members and relatives/companions will be our only passengers on the day.

For further information visit the Society website or contact event organiser, Clive Wilson direct on 07956 090782 (text preferred) or clivewilson3@googlemail.com.

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20th September 2015DerbyshireSweet Pea Day
 Morley, Derbyshire. DE7 6DG

Derby SMEE are holding a special 'Sweet Pea' day on Sunday 20th September.

Contact Craig Buxton: dsmeeevents@hotmail.co.uk

http://derbysmee.co.uk

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26 September 2015KentPolly Owners Group Autumn Rally
 

The Polly Owners' Group Autumn Rally will take place at Maidstone Model Engineering Society's track on Saturday September 26th 2015 starting at approximately 10.00 am. (Times to be confirmed).

The Polly Owners group is made up of people who own or have built a Polly Model Engineering loco including their fine scale locos who usually meet up twice a year at various model engineering society clubs. This year Maidstone MES have kindly agreed to host the September Rally as we have a few members who have built or are currently building Polly locos. On the day we are looking for volunteers to offer their services in a variety of ways, for example, traffic controller, members to be at the bollard to admit participants into the park on a rota system, checking boiler certs and any other general assistance where needed. Lastly we will be providing a buffet lunch so any help in advance and on the day will be most appreciated.

Visit the Polly Owners' Club website for details.

 

October 24/25 2015SuffolkLowestoft Model Engineering Exhibition
 Orimiston DENES Academy, Lowestoft, NR32 4AH

The Lowestoft Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition will this year be staged at the Ormiston DENES Academy (formally known as DENES High School), Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, NR32 4AH. Following the success of last years event the decision, by the organising committee, to move venues was not taken lightly and is due to the restricted site, access and car parking caused by the phase 3 building work at Pakefield High School.

Visit the Exhibition's website for details.

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