Our First Winter Meeting of 2017 will be on Tuesday 10th January
Craig Y Don Community Centre, Queens Rd.
Starting at 7:30 pm
Our first meeting of 2017 is on Tuesday 10th January. Harold Jones will be giving a talk on "The National Grid and Electrical Distribution"
Please note this is the second Tuesday in the month not our usual 1st Tuesday slot.
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 right 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 70 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, 5" and 31/2" gauge, some 600 metres in length on the site along with a Clubhouse. August 2016 saw the completion of the final phase of track building providing members with a raised track of about a third of a mile. Public running takes place most Saturday afternoons, weather permitting, from Easter to October.
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 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.