The Seasons Greetings to all our members and supporters from the Society's Committee
Our Next Winter Meeting will be on Tuesday 6th January
Craig Y Don Community Centre, Queens Rd.
Starting at 7:30 pm
Our first meeting of 2015 kicks off with a talk by one of our members, Peter Etchills, on the Indian Railways.
As usual, the meetings are open to any interested members of the public, please make yourself known to a Committee member when you arrive. You will get a warm welcome plus a cup of tea. We normally meet in the last meeting room on the left at the end of the corridor.
North Wales Model Engineering Society
The Society was formed over 50 years ago as a result of 3 people meeting in a café in Llandudno. It has grown slowly to its present size with a membership in the region of 60 members.
The Society aims to foster an interest in engineering through the construction of model engines of all kinds. Many members have had no previous training in engineering but with the help of other members have been able to gain such skills as necessary to produce working models.
We also welcome members interested in taking up the opportunity to develop skills in the construction, development, maintenance and operation of a miniature railway. Members are encouraged to take part in the public running events the Society holds and appropriate training on all aspects of running such events, including the driving and maintenance of live steam model locomotives, is available to those wishing to participate.
The Society is now looking forward to an exciting future developing it's new facilities on a leased site at West Shore, Llandudno. Planning permission was obtained in June 2011 for the development of a new permanent track some 600 metres in length on the site along with a Clubhouse. August 2014 saw the completion of the second phase of track building giving the Society a circular raised track of some 300 metres in length. Public running takes place most Saturday afternoons, weather permitting, from Easter to September.
We also have our portable 5" gauge track which we use at various events around the region providing the general public with the experience of riding behind live steam model locomotives, supporting local charities and raising monies for our developments at West Shore in the process.
During the winter we meet once each month with a mixture of talks on diverse topics, video evenings and there is always the opportunity to discuss the latest engineering problems members may have encountered in their model making. Interested members of the general public are welcome at these meetings. The meetings are currently held at the Craig y Don Community Centre, Queens Rd. Llandudno.
The Society aims to organize at least 2 coach trips each year to venues of interest to the members and their families, including the main Model Engineering Exhibitions.
Finally, if you are interested in Model Engineering of any kind or would like to help us to build and run a miniature railway at our new site, then why not get in contact by visiting us at one of our portable track events or pop in and see us most Saturdays at our West Shore Site. You will be sure of a friendly welcome. You can also contact one of our committee members via the website.