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SMEE Visit - Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Competition Day and Christmas Party

Digital Group online

Council Meeting

Model running, including Gauge 1

Digital Group online

Day 6 Polly course

Council Meeting

Society General Meeting

 

Talk – Designing and Building the SMEE Wire Eroder by Mike Kapp and the Digital Group

Rummage/disposal sale

Digital Group online

SMEE at Midlands MEX

Day 5 Polly course

Celebration of SMEE 120.

 Golden Arrow dining train on Bluebell Railway

Society General Meeting

Talk – William Fairbairn – a Great Nineteenth-Century Engineer by Richard Byrom

Council Meeting

Visit to Guildford MES track at Stoke Park

Milling Course

Model running, including Gauge 1

Day 4 Polly course

Society General Meeting

Talk – Rise and Fall of King Cotton – an Engineering and Family History by Roger Backhouse

Council Meeting

SMEE at Bristol MEX

Model Running - Including Gauge 1

Society General Meeting

Talk – 3D-Printing in the Engineering Workshop by Neil Wyatt

Council Meeting

Model running, including Gauge 1

Digital Group online

Digital Group online meeting via AnyMeeting

Day 2 Polly course

Society General Meeting

Talk: Adrian Garner – Monorails

Digital Group Online meeting

"Polly" Course Day 1

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Building a Model Steam Plant for a 9ft Battleship” by Jack Rose

Council Meeting

Model running, including Gauge 1

Society Annual General Meeting

Council Meeting

Grinding Course

Course open only to SMEE members, for insurance reasons

Basic Training Part 1 day 3

Third, and final day of the Society’s basic training course for beginners in model engineering

 

Society General Meeting

Talk – Silver Brazing by Keith Hale

Keith Hale is the founder of CuP alloys the well-known supplier of all brazing tools and materials to the ME community.  He will be bringing supplies of both materials and equipment for sale to members at favourable rates.

Council Meeting

Digital Group online

Visit to The Clockworks at West Norwood

The Clockworks is a unique studio that combines a museum, workshop, library and meeting space under one roof, all serving the community of people interested in the measurement and distribution of time using electric clocks.

There is a collection of electric clocks maintained in working condition, and a museum-class in-house conservation workshop, able to undertake any work associated with timekeeping artefacts, either electric or not, old or new.

The Clockworks is located in West Norwood, about 2.5 miles from SMEE and about 2 mins walk from West Norwood Station.

The address is 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW and you can find more details at their web site:

http://theclockworks.org/

Because of space limitations, The Clockworks can only accommodate ten visitors at a time, so there will be two visits on the same day, one at 11:00 and one at 14:00.

To reserve a place please contact Norman Billingham. Indicating whether you have any preference for either time. There will be a charge of £10 as a donation to support the activities of the Clockworks.

Digital Group online

Basic Training Part 1 day 2

Second day of the Society’s basic training course for beginners in model engineering

Society General Meeting

Talk – The History and Technology of Gauge One by Adrian Johnstone

Society Annual General Meeting POSTPONED

Council Meeting POSTPONED

Society General Meeting

Talk – A Radio-Controlled 1/8th Scale Model Tracked-tractor with Hydraulics by Godfrey Greeves

Digital Group online

Derek Brown - Using the Quorn T&C grinder

Derek Brown discusses the use and abuse of the famous Quorn.  This is a hands-on small-group session.  See full events page for details.  This event will only occur if sufficient members register interest.

Basic Training Part 1 day 1

First day of the Society’s basic training course for beginners in model engineering

Society General Meeting

Talk – The History and Technology of Gauge One by Adrian Johnstone

Council Meeting

Rummage Sale

Viewing from 11:00

Model running, including Gauge 1

SMEE at London MEX - "Ally Pally"

Digital Group online

Society General Meeting

Talk – The Craft of Making a Replica by Mary Crabb

 

Council Meeting

Visit to Guildford MES track at Stoke Park

 Running on the track starting at 10 30. Contact Ann Hatherill if you hope to run a loco

Competition Day and Christmas Party

Polly competition in am if sufficient entries

Model running, including Gauge 1

Day 6 Polly course

Society General Meeting

Talk – Explosives: The Past, Present and Future by Prof Jackie Akhavan

Rummage/disposal sale

Viewing from 11:00

SMEE at Midlands MEX

Day 5 Polly course

Society General Meeting

Talk – The Royal Arsenal Railway by Mark Smithers

Digital Group online

Milling Course

Model running, including Gauge 1

Society Autumn Visit

Visit to Westfield Farm Marine Solutions, SGS Bil & Sons tug fleet and Thames cruise

For details see Journal

Day 4 Polly course

Society General Meeting

Talk – New Engines for the SS Great Britain by Richard Gibbon

SMEE at Bristol MEX

Visit to Ann Hatherill’s garden railway

See Journal for details

Model running, including Gauge 1

Day 3 Polly course

Digital Group online meeting

Digital Group online

Digital Group online

Digital Group online

SMEE at Guildford Model Engineering Show, Stoke Park

Society General Meeting

Talk: Teaching Youngsters to Make Models – Patrick Hendra and Angus French

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Model running, including Gauge 1

Digital Group online

Day 2 Polly course

Second day of Polly course

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Edgar T Westbury – His Pioneering Contribution to Model Engineering and his “LMS 1831” project” by Bob Bramson

Council Meeting

Digital Group online

Day 1 Polly course

First Day of “Polly” course

SMEE at National MEX Doncaster

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Flight Simulators for Military Aviation” by Kieran Wisely

Council Meeting

Digital Group online

Grinding Course

Rummage Sale

Viewing from 11:00

Basic Training Part 1 day 3

Last day of Basic Training Course

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Building Britain’s Most Powerful Steam Locomotive” by Chris Ardy

Council Meeting

Digital Group online

Stuart Walker: Drills – Grinding and Use

Model running, including Gauge 1

Society Visit to Vintage Fabrics at Audley End Airport

Basic Training Part 1 day 2

Day 2 of the Basic Training Course

Society Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting – followed by Council Meeting for old and new Council members

Council Meeting

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Conserve or Restore – That is the Question” by Chris Knapp

Digital Group online meeting

Basic Training Part 1 day 1

Basic Training course begins today.

Model Running - Including Gauge 1

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Charles Babbage and his Machines” by Adrian Johnstone

Digital Group online

Rummage/Disposal Sale

Viewing open from 11:00

Society General Meeting

Talk by Oliver Monk:  “Tether Cars – High Speed Model Engineering”

Council Meeting

Council Meeting

Competition Day and Christmas Party

Polly competition in the morning if sufficient entries – otherwise combined with main competition.

Rummage/disposal sale - CANCELLED

Please note that this sale has been cancelled.  The next sale will be in January.

Digital Group CANCELLED

Council Meeting

Model running, including Gauge 1

"Polly" Course - day 6

Society General Meeting

Talk: 3D Modelling –  Warts and all by Derek Brown

Council Meeting

Rummage/disposal sale

Viewing from 11:00

Model running, including Gauge 1

"Polly" Course - Day 5

SMEE at Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Milling Course

Society General Meeting

Talk: A home-built composite aircraft by Alasdair Milne

Council Meeting

Visit to Guildford MES track at Stoke Park

Digital Group

SMEE at Model Engineer Exhibition, Brooklands

Visit to British Vintage Wireless Museum

The museum is located in Dulwich quite close to SMEE. For details see: http://bvwm.org.uk/. Maximum 20 people.  Cost £10.  To reserve places, please contact Norman Billingham.

"Polly" Course Day 4

Society General Meeting

Talk: A bridge, a car and a grumpy man of metal by Jon Mills

Council Meeting

Visit to David Taylor’s garden railway

For full details see June issue of the Journal

SMEE at Bristol Model Engineering Show

Model running, including Gauge 1

Society General Meeting

Talk:  Remap – Transforming the lives of disabled people by David Martin

Day 3 Polly course

Digital Group - CANCELLED

Please note that this meeting has been cancelled

SMEE at Guildford Model Engineering Show

Gauge 1 Group Meeting

Digital Group Meeting

Basic Training - "Polly" Course Day 2

Society General Meeting

Talk: Building the World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle By Phil Edwards

Council Meeting

Digital Group Meeting

SMEE at National MEX Doncaster

Basic Training - “Polly” Course Day 1

Society General Meeting

Talk: “The  Triumph of the Atmospheric Principle – the Atmospheric Railway and its Successors” By Roger Backhous

Council Meeting

Rummage Sale

Viewing from 11:00; Sale starts at 14:00

Grinding Course

Basic Training Part 1 day 3

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Voyage 43”: How to run a 12,000 ton Motor Ship, by Bob Bramson

Council Meeting

Digital Group Meeting

Gauge 1 Group Meeting

Society visit - BBC Broadcasting House

The visit is to BBC Broadcasting House at Portland Place in central London. 

Maximum 20 people.  10:45 am.  Cost £12 for visit, excluding lunch. 

Full details are at: www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/tours/bh_london.

To reserve places, please contact Norman Billingham.

Digital Group

Basic Training Part 1 day 2

Annual General Meeting

Council Meeting

Society General Meeting

Talk: David Kirkaldy and his Materials Testing Works in Southwark by Hugh MacGillivray

Digital Group Meeting

SMEE at Brighton Modelworld

Basic Training Part 1 day 1

Society General Meeting

Talk: “Reconstructing EDSAC” by Dr Andrew Herbert

Council Meeting

Rummage/Disposal sale

Gauge 1 group

Digital Group Meeting

SMEE at London MEX "Ally Pally"

Council Meeting

Society General Meeting

Talk: “The Art of  Making a Problem” by Mary Crabb

Competition Day and Christmas Party

Polly competition to be held in am if sufficient entries

Digital Workshop Group

Council Meeting

Gauge 1 Group

Digital Workshop Group

Polly Course - Day 6

Society General Meeting

Talk: Conserving George Pyke’s 1765 Organ Clock (Rearranged from March)

By Malcolm Archer

Malcolm is a self-employed clockmaker based in West Dean. He is also Associate Tutor on the Clocks programme at West Dean College, providing tutoring and specialised training in small work such as carriage clocks. In 2014 he led a major collaboration between Leeds Temple Newsam House and West Dean College to conserve and restore George Pyke’s 1765 Organ Clock. The Pyke clock has a near eight-foot-high ebonised case containing the clock movement, an automaton dial and a barrel organ with wood and metal pipes. It plays music from a large rotating barrel with several thousand individual pins and bridges, each activating a note. Malcolm’s talk will describe the project, which involved craftsmen from almost every department of the College

Council Meeting

Rummage/Disposal sale

Viewing from 11:00.  Auction begins at 14;00.

Digital Workshop Group

SMEE at Midlands MEX

Polly course - day 5

Milling Course

Society General Meeting

Talk: Hallmarking: A Unique Blend of the Ancient and Modern

By Dr Robert Organ

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is responsible for the hallmarking of precious metal articles of jewellery and silverware. It also has a responsibility for testing the coins of the realm as part of the Trial of the Pyx.  Dr Organ has been the Deputy Warden since 2006.  He read Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge University where he also completed a PhD. He also holds an MBA from Reading University, is a Member of the Institute of Metal Finishing and a Fellow and Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.  Hallmarking started in the United Kingdom 700 years ago.  Some of the techniques used today for hallmarking date back to the period when hallmarking started; others  use leading edge technologies.  The lecture will provide a fascinating insight into the  development of hallmarks and the hallmarking process.

Council Meeting

Guildford MES Running day at Stoke Park

Members and friends are very welcome, with or without something to run. 7 1/4, 5 and or 3 1/2″ gauge locos can be run on the track or traction engines on the large area of grass. A driving truck is required with locos and boiler test certificates are required to be seen on the day for all steam models.

Digital Workshop Group