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Stephen Follows23/01/2018 23:08:01
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Does anyone know of a model engineer's club near Doncaster other than Thorn railway, (they meet on the wrong night).

I cannot do Tuesday or Friday nights due to brass band rehearsals.

Bazyle23/01/2018 23:52:05
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It depends on what you want from a club. Most also meet at weekends. May depend on whether they have a track in the gauge you want. Do you live in Doncaster or some miles one side or t'other? There's Sandtoft and Wortly top on opposite sides, or Rotherham.
Perhaps there are a load of people at Doncaster who want to meet on another day. Talk to the club secretary.

Tractor man24/01/2018 07:23:45
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And not everyone is into rail. I know it's perhaps the biggest part of model engineering but some of us do other things. My old club couldn't understand why I made things that didn't move on rails.
Andy Carruthers24/01/2018 15:22:16
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Nothing doing at Sandtoft - it's just down the road for me

Bazyle24/01/2018 17:22:52
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Just because a club has a track does not mean the entire club think only of locomotives. There will be many members with diverse interests but a passenger carrying line is a vital source of revenue. Insurance alone can account for £20 a year out of the subs, depending on the how big the club is.

Nigel Bennett24/01/2018 18:22:54
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Leeds SMEE meet regularly on Wednesday evenings at Eggborough Power Station. Not a million miles from Donny.

Summer running days are second Sundays in the month (March - October) and a few summer Wednesdays. Next formal meeting is 7th February (Talk on the new Patriot loco), but we usually have a natter session every other Wednesday. We also do Monday daytime working parties. Come along and see us! (No disclaimer here - I'm the Treasurer!)


Edited By Nigel Bennett on 24/01/2018 18:23:36

Stephen Follows24/01/2018 18:51:11
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Probably mislead everyone by mentioning Thorne. I am not into railways, more small engineering projects. A steam mill engine on the go at the moment. Want to build a boiler and get it tested too. Think it would be handy to share knowledge with others.

As an aside, my late father was a loco driver. He had two replies for people who loved steam engines:

They wouldn't be so keen if they had to shovel call all the way from Doncaster to Kings Cross and back.

They wouldn't like them if they had to light a fire in one at two O' clock on a winter's morning.

alan ord 224/01/2018 19:48:20
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Stephen, Rotherham model engineering club is based in Rawmarsh and meet Wednesday's and Sunday's. As I am sure you know its located between Rotherham and Doncaster. Their web address is

Tractor man24/01/2018 20:57:47
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Stephen. Sent you a private message 're clubs.
Neil Wyatt24/01/2018 22:11:31
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Posted by Stephen Follows on 23/01/2018 23:08:01:

Does anyone know of a model engineer's club near Doncaster other than Thorn railway, (they meet on the wrong night).

I cannot do Tuesday or Friday nights due to brass band rehearsals.

Highly suspicious! I'm sure that's a silver tuba in your avatar pic


Stephen Follows24/01/2018 22:18:50
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Well observed Neil, Besson Sovereign double b flat. A beautiful piece of if only I could build one!

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