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The track bed finally received some attention in late June and the new trees got some much needed watering. The grass was cut every two weeks to enable other gardening jobs to be done during alternate weeks.

Next stage is to reset the brick edging and add some top dressing to the track bed.
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The track bed finally received some attention in late June and the new trees got some much needed watering. The grass was cut every two weeks to enable other gardening jobs to be done during alternate weeks.

Next stage is to reset the brick edging and add some top dressing to the track bed.

During the first few months of the Covid lock-down the tracksite grass and weeds got very long. A visit on the 8th May showed a desperate need to cut the grass areas. Several hours later and the job was done.

However the track bed itself also needed desperate work.
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During the first few months of the Covid lock-down the tracksite grass and weeds got very long. A visit on the 8th May showed a desperate need to cut the grass areas. Several hours later and the job was done.

However the track bed itself also needed desperate work.

We hope you are all well and are staying safe?
Looking forward to the day that we can all Steam Up!

Once again, stay safe everyone!
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We hope you are all well and are staying safe? 
Looking forward to the day that we can all Steam Up!

Once again, stay safe everyone!

A few "Steam Tests" yesterday morning and the weather stayed dry! ... See MoreSee Less

A few Steam Tests yesterday morning and the weather stayed dry!Image attachmentImage attachment

7 months ago

Peter J Tarrant

My latest build. Unfortunately as it is only 3" long and made of plastic, steaming is not an optionπŸ˜„ ... See MoreSee Less

My latest build. Unfortunately as it is only 3 long and made of plastic, steaming is not an optionπŸ˜„

Straightened and pinned this part of the track today. Although once summer arrives and the track warms up, it will expand and not stay that straight! ... See MoreSee Less

Straightened and pinned this part of the track today. Although once summer arrives and the track warms up, it will expand and not stay that straight!

Part 3 of Jet washing down the side of the club. Glad it was a nice sunny morning. ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

Peter J Tarrant

Talk on the old Upwey to Abbotsbury railway line at St Nicholas church Broadway. Over 100 people attended to support the church fund raising efforts. ... See MoreSee Less

Talk on the old Upwey to Abbotsbury railway line at St Nicholas church Broadway. Over 100 people attended to support the church fund raising efforts.

8 months ago

Peter J Tarrant

Trivia
The longest straight stretch of rail track is in Australia at 297 miles, across the Nullarbor Plain completed in 1917.
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Great turn out for a lovely steam up this morning. Here is a few photos I edited that about to go on the new website, which will be going live real soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great photosπŸ‘

Fantastic Scott - what a great turnout!

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Epic Part 2 of Jet washing the track at the club. It took 5 hours to jet wash around the first loop. So pleased with the results so far. ... See MoreSee Less

So it is now less than a week away!
Lets hope the weather is kind this weekend.
I was talking to lots of shop owners in the town today and this has generated a lot of excitement.
Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society are looking forward to seeing you.
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So it is now less than a week away!
Lets hope the weather is kind this weekend.
I was talking to lots of shop owners in the town today and this has generated a lot of excitement.
Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society are looking forward to seeing you.

Thought I would share this in case anyone was looking for a small lathe.Great Lathe at a Great Price...
This Chester Ex-Demo DB8 is currently on sale for only Β£999.
Visit our online store www.chesterhobbystore.com for more details
#everythingforthehobbyengineer #chesterhobbystore #hobbyengineer #lathe #machine #sale
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Thought I would share this in case anyone was looking for a small lathe.

Getting ready for a great day at Radipole Gardens ... See MoreSee Less

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We are at Warmwell Summer Fete, weather is great and the mighty Wren is in steam! ... See MoreSee Less

We are at Warmwell Summer Fete, weather is great and the mighty Wren is in steam!Image attachment

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Looks like it was a very pleasant afternoon. Did you sample the cream tea?

And here is fully loaded trip!

A most enjoyable afternoon! Here I watched the unloading πŸ™‚

At Littlemoor Community centre, waiting for the rush. Join us 12 until 4pm, today. ... See MoreSee Less

At Littlemoor Community centre, waiting for the rush. Join us 12 until 4pm, today.

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Brilliant day thank you so much for coming

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A busy productive evening at the club, so glad the sun is shining. Work will stop soon though because the kettle is on. ... See MoreSee Less

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I think we all deserved that cuppa β˜•οΈ

1 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

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We are at Uplyme Summer Show, all in Steam and raring to go! A huge thanks to all our sponsors! ... See MoreSee Less

The Traction engines in the ring at Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show 2019. ... See MoreSee Less

Day one of Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show 2019. We are giving rides in field 2 and some of the other members have their models in the model tent and others with their traction engines. πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸ™‚πŸ™ƒ ... See MoreSee Less

We are at Kingston Maurward open day giving train rides today. πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒ ... See MoreSee Less

We are at Kingston Maurward open day giving train rides today. πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒImage attachmentImage attachment

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A member makes dummy safety valves.

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Very nice Andy.

Rainy start but sunny now, Passengers enjoying a ride at Uplyme Fete 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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From 16 mm at the club track to large scale traction engines at the Abbey Hill steam rally club members enjoy all aspects of model engineering. ... See MoreSee Less

From 16 mm at the club track to large scale traction engines at the Abbey Hill steam rally club members enjoy all aspects of model engineering.Image attachment

2 years ago

Pete Parrish

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Soon be here!

STOLEN
5 inch gauge 0-6-0 Simplex Loco
The train was taken from the clubhouse of the
Welling & District Model Engineering Society, on the Electricity Station site close to Falconwood station, just off the Rochester Way, Welling.
Please keep an eye out for this train at model train meets/trade fairs/
boot fairs/auction sites. The train may be missing a fire box and fire grate but is otherwise in excellent working order.
Boiler number: N2410067.
If you have any information that could lead to the return of the train to it’s owner and/or prosecution of the thief please call Met Police quoting crime number: 3621419/18
This is a particularly callous theft as the train belongs to an older gentleman with mobility and health issues.
His train was one of the last hobbies he is still able to enjoy.
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STOLEN
5 inch gauge 0-6-0 Simplex Loco
The train was taken from the clubhouse of the
Welling & District Model Engineering Society, on the Electricity Station site close to Falconwood station, just off the Rochester Way, Welling.
Please keep an eye out for this train at model train meets/trade fairs/
boot fairs/auction sites. The train may be missing a fire box and fire grate but is otherwise in excellent working order.
Boiler number: N2410067.
If you have any information that could lead to the return of the train to it’s owner and/or prosecution of the thief please call Met Police quoting crime number: 3621419/18
This is a particularly callous theft as the train belongs to an older gentleman with mobility and health issues.
His train was one of the last hobbies he is still able to enjoy.

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Shared Kimberley Notts.

Shared Bexleyheath

Shared Wirral

Shared Sussez

Shared Nottingham

Shared Cardiff I hope the scumbags are caught

Shared in the High speak.

Shared Cheshire..

Shared west Cumbria.

Shared Dorset.

Really awful news

Shared in Berkshire

Shared on our Railwayana auction house site

This is bad news. I will share

Shared.

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Nice one guys. Jealous as I didn't get there this time.

Great pictures GarethπŸ‘

Some photos of the traction engines in the main ring from the weekend of Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show... ... See MoreSee Less

A few from chickerell steam show ... See MoreSee Less

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Here at Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show today and tomorrow πŸ˜ŠπŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒ ... See MoreSee Less

Here at Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show today and tomorrow πŸ˜ŠπŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒImage attachment

Look at this amazing and lovely thank you card from "All the FABS" (friends at Broadmayne school) from Broadmayne first school we received today! It was our pleasure to attend such a lovely event! Thank you for inviting us and thank you for such a lovely card, we will put it up in our club room for all to see. πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒ ... See MoreSee Less

Look at this amazing and lovely thank you card from All the FABS (friends at Broadmayne school) from Broadmayne first school we received today! It was our pleasure to attend such a lovely event! Thank you for inviting us and thank you for such a lovely card, we will put it up in our club room for all to see. πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒImage attachment

Some shots of the track at Broadmayne first school with Happys Circus πŸ€‘πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸ˜Š ... See MoreSee Less

We are getting ready for our first potable track event at Broadmayne first school today with Happys Circus. πŸ€‘πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒ ... See MoreSee Less

November 9th and the clubhouse gets a new roof. ... See MoreSee Less

November 9th and the clubhouse gets a new roof.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Fantastic job guys. Dead chuffed!

Great work fellas

Honiton Hill Rally 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Honiton Hill Rally 2017

WDMES members at the Honiton Hill Rally blowing their whistles ... See MoreSee Less

WDMES members at the Honiton Hill Rally blowing their whistles

3 years ago

Diana Down

Honiton Rally ... See MoreSee Less

Honiton Rally

3 years ago

Diana Down

Honiton Rally ... See MoreSee Less

Honiton Rally

3 years ago

Diana Down

Honiton Rally ... See MoreSee Less

Honiton Rally

We had a lovely day at the Radipole Park & Gardens Fun Day. We gave lots of rides and it was great to see everyone enjoying the sun. πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸŒž ... See MoreSee Less

Some snaps of the crew at Weymouth carnival 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

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We are going to be at #weymouthcarnival for both days (15th and 16th Aug) giving rides with the train and portable track. Let's hope for some good weather πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸŒž ... See MoreSee Less

What a backdrop to a local fΓͺte, thank you for the invite to your event πŸš‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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Some lovely pictures of Chickerell Steam Show. Taken by Paul Brewer, hope he doesn't mind me sharing his link. ... See MoreSee Less

Some lovely pictures of Chickerell Steam Show. Taken by Paul Brewer, hope he doesnt mind me sharing his link.

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Great weekend at Chickerell steam show 2017, lots of people had rides on the portable track and even some 4 legged kind. ... See MoreSee Less

3 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

a fantastic weekend out at Chickerell πŸ™‚ hopefully there are a few of the fantastic exhibits in the model tent to add ... See MoreSee Less

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This little dude already loves his daddy's Roller πŸ˜‚

3 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

Great weekend out at the Chickerell Steam show, I believe there were 11 traction engines of our members on show plus the portable track, and 4 tables in the model tent from locos to stationary engines. Great to support a local event and do what we love doing too ... See MoreSee Less

Great weekend out at the Chickerell Steam show, I believe there were 11 traction engines of our members on show plus the portable track, and 4 tables in the model tent from locos to stationary engines. Great to support a local event and do what we love doing tooImage attachment

Timeline PhotosGoogle Earth have updated their images.... the club 7.25" and 5" gauge track is shown now along with the new 16mm addition in the middle of the oval ... See MoreSee Less

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Google Earth have updated their images.... the club 7.25" and 5" gauge track is shown now along with the new 16mm addition in the middle of the oval ... See MoreSee Less

Google Earth have updated their images.... the club 7.25 and 5 gauge track is shown now along with the new 16mm addition in the middle of the oval

3 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

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3 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

Photo taken by Wessex fm's photographer at the show ... See MoreSee Less

Photo taken by Wessex fms photographer at the show

We had a great day with the portable track yesterday at Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park for their open day. We gave more rides than ever for this event. Thanks to all that came along for the fun πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚ ... See MoreSee Less

We had a great day with the portable track yesterday at Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park for their open day. We gave more rides than ever for this event. Thanks to all that came along for the fun πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚

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Thank you Lydia M Webb for getting the picture πŸ™‚

We have got Melcombe Regis Rotary Club Crafty Dog Show At Budmouth College this coming Sunday (9th April opening at 10am) Great family day out with lots to see and do. We shall be running some locos around our track so come on over and get yourself a ride πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸΆπŸ•πŸ© ... See MoreSee Less

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4 years ago

Sarah Roberts

Hello Weymouth and District Model Engineering Society
I have a quantity of copper rods, brass rods, and copper tubing for model steam locomotive boilers, for sale - of varying dimensions. All in excellent condition, currently stored in home workshop and only now for sale due to death of my father, a lifelong model engineer. Please message me if you'd like to know more - kind regards, Sarah
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4 years ago

Gareth Down

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4 years ago

Gareth Down

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4 years ago

Gareth Down

Cider museum steam day ... See MoreSee Less

Cider museum steam day

The Wren came out for a steam up and a run today. ... See MoreSee Less

The Wren came out for a steam up and a run today.Image attachment

Off to #weymouthcarnival tomorrow and Wednesdays, lets hope the weather is better than last year. See you tomorrow and Wednesday. πŸš‚ ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

Mike Rodd

Is there anyone in the Dorset (I'm nr Stalbridge) that could help me with a 4 1/2" scale steam roller I've recently acquired. As I'm new to the hobby and don't want to do myself or the model any damage.
Starting from basics, a run through the controls, what checks to carry out etc. Maybe assist in the preparation/running of an engine at a show?.
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Hello Mike. We are based in Weymouth which is about 45mins away from you but you are more than welcome to come and see if the members could lend a hand with questions you may have.

πŸš‚ We are off to Chickerell steam show this weekend, we are bringing the portable track so come have a ride! Also members of the club are taking various models for the model tent and traction engines too. πŸš‚ ... See MoreSee Less

πŸš‚ We are off to Chickerell steam show this weekend, we are bringing the portable track so come have a ride! Also members of the club are taking various models for the model tent and traction engines too. πŸš‚

πŸš‚ The club are going back in time, back to 1944 tomorrow (before you ask no we don't have a time machine) we are off to Broadmayne D5 18th June.
Broadmayne D5 was the base/camping area for the US soldiers before departing from Weymouth to Normandy back in 1944. Hope to see you there (and the sunshine) πŸš‚
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πŸš‚ The clubs first outing with the portable track this year starts with St Andrews School Summer Fayre tomorrow (Saturday 11th) and The Kingston Maurward show (Sunday 12th)
We have a busy weekend ahead and we hope to see you, come have a ride on the trains and say hello πŸ™‹ πŸš‚
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Members having their engines Steam Tested ... See MoreSee Less

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Love it.

Finn Knirim

I wondered if any of you would like to exhibit your lovely engines at St Edmunds Lanehouse on Sat 9th July at our Rose Queen Festival. Please.

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4 years ago

Andy Stait

Tonight BBC Four, 11.20. The Golden age of Steam Railways part 2. See me at Barry scrapyard peering down a chimney in the opening credits and also about 3/4 of the way through. Often repeated on this channel if you miss this evening's excitement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just seen you looking down the chimney, could you see anything interesting? πŸ™‚

My future.......

4 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

Dog Show and Family Fun Day, Sunday 10th April, Budmouth College ... See MoreSee Less

4 years ago

Andy Stait

How to build something bigger. ... See MoreSee Less

How to build something bigger.

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I wonder if David Parker will use any of Dad's cine film, I think he had contacted Judy to ask if he could! X

Thank you Andy Stait x

I saw a brief glimpse of myself and Judy Gaden

I missed you on this

It's a good series...

Very well structured story of an iconic engine

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Come have a ride. Budmouth college dog show. 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Come have a ride. Budmouth college dog show. 😊

Our first event is coming soon, Budmouth college dog show on Sunday 10th April. We will be open and giving train rides. Come and enjoy a lovely (hopefully sunny) day out. ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

Andy Stait

The old track becomes new track. Several weeks grinding of the pitted surface to create a railway Brunel would be proud of. ... See MoreSee Less

The old track becomes new track. Several weeks grinding of the pitted surface to create a railway Brunel would be proud of.

πŸŽ„ Merry Christmas everyone keep on steaming πŸ™‚ πŸŽ„ ... See MoreSee Less

πŸŽ„ Merry Christmas everyone keep on steaming :) πŸŽ„

5 years ago

Nicholas Aplin

THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF WEYMOUTH MODEL ENGINEERING FOR SUPPORTING OUR SUN INN MEET TODAY, HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR TIME WITH US. NEXT YEAR IT WILL ALL HAPPEN AGAIN ON SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

5 years ago

Luke Jon Makepeace

A little bit of track upgrading πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

A little bit of track upgrading :)

5 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

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5 years ago

Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

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