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SMEE was formed in 1898 to allow model engineers to exchange experiences and ideas for their mutual benefit.

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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.

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The most important benefit of joining the Society of Model & Experimental Engineers is that it brings you into contact with people having similar interests.

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Recent activity by the Society and its members

Visitors to the Bristol Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition in August 2017 watch the newly developed wire eroder in action
The thin wire and blue stream of sparks cutting through a razor blade can be seen in this view.  Shapes from letters cut in thin aluminium to BA thread form tools made from 3/16" HSS can be cut with this machine.
Allchin nears completion
A scaled-up Allchin by one of our "distant" members, based in Scotland, nears completion.
Part of the CNC Router being developed by a team in the Digital Group
Ajax 5"Gauge in course of construction by Peter Wardropper.
A replacement boiler for an Ajax 5"Gauge locomotive in course of construction.