SMEE was formed in 1898 to allow model engineers to exchange experiences and ideas for their mutual benefit.
The Society has developed a number of courses to help both members and those new to the hobby to learn new skills, work safely and gain confidence with the use of their equipment.
WHY JOIN US?
The most important benefit of joining the Society of Model & Experimental Engineers is that it brings you into contact with people having similar interests.
Recent items from our members’ benches.
A replacement boiler for an Ajax 5"Gauge lociomotive in course of construction.
A "simple" EDM machine with manual control of the vertical axis. Members of the Digital Workshop Group are working on a wire EDM with more sophisticated controls.
Some Christmas tree decorations demonstrating different materials and finishes.
Piccolo is a small 3-axis device controlled by an Arduino board.
In its basic form it can be used as a remote drawing device but its construction and programming provide an introduction to some of the basic principles of CNC as well as being fun. The group which has been working with this have built up some useful hints and tips for would-be constructors.
The crankshaft and cam for a twin cylinder, high-speed steam engine turned from 1" bar.
A tachometer for fitting to a workshop lathe or milling machine. This is an example from a group a similar devices, each using a programmable integrated circuit, which were designed, built and programmed by members of the society.
Ann's ground level railway will be available for use by any short wheelbase 5" gauge locomotive. There is a driving truck and wagons to pull. Space will be available to display models. Their loco "King of the Pixies" should be in steam and ready to give rides to members and their friends and family.
Drinks will be provided, but please bring contributions of food, especially finger foods that do not go sticky or runny if it is a hot day, but not too much. Nibbles, sandwiches, fruit, cake etc. would be fine. Please contact Ann if you require directions by road or rail – East Croydon is the nearest station. Members are welcome to bring family or friends with them.
Marshall House, 28, Wanless Road, London, SE24 0HW