Our society was privileged to have had
a special individual and a fine model engineer in Gordon Smith as a member
for over 40 years, until he died earlier this year. Gordon was our
society's chief boiler inspector and a highly respected engineer, nor only
within our society, but amongst the model engineering hobby generally.
On Sunday 15 July 2018 our society held a very well attended 'Gordon
Smith Memorial Steam Up ' . . ...
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In May of this year new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come
into force which affect all organisations that hold personal data. To
comply with this new regulation our society is obliged to issue this
statement as the Legal Basis for Holding Members Personal Date . . .
Our model engineering society was formed in 1947, so this year, 2017,
represents the 70th anniversary of the club being established. As a
celebration of this important year in the history of the club, on Sunday
20 August 2017 a special 'Steam Up' and BBQ was held at the club
track . . . . . .|
The Great Central heritage railway
invited our society to exhibit models at Rothley station for their 'Model
Event' held over Friday, Saturday and Sunday of 16 / 17 & 18 June 2017.
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We were fortunate to have fair weather day to welcome visitors to the 2017
Midlands Federation Rally which we were privileged to host at our track
this year. Over 50 people attended the rally . . . . . .
On Saturday 4 June 2016 members were invited to visit the impressive
Bombardier train servicing facilities at Etches Park, Derby. This
extensive servicing facilities are used to maintain the 23 type 222
'Meridian' diesel electric multiple unit sets as well as classes 153, 156
and 158 operated by East Midlands Trains . . . . . .