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Sunday, 14 September 2014

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society Open day

Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society held their annual open day on Saturday 13th September 2014.

This free event took place on their premises at the rear of the Peacock Hotel, Crewe Road, Willaston CW5 6NE.

Olivia aged 8 - Luke 4 and Uncle Mark inspect the locomotive after their rideVisitor Mark Ray inspects a scale-model locomotive

There were miniature-gauge steam, petrol and electric train rides, a display of larger gauge locomotives, a demonstration of equipment used by the hobby engineer of yesteryear in 'Mike's Shed', a display including tugs and barges by Crewe & District Model Boat Club; whilst the Clubhouse contained a display of locomotives and engines produced by Society members.

Refreshments were served by Society volunteers in the Clubhouse, with further refreshments available outside from the Wilson House Scouts http://www.wilsonhousescouts.org.uk/ .

There was musical accompaniment from the British Organ Grinders Association http://www.melright.com/boga/ .

The event was enjoyed by hundreds of visitors who were treated to warm and sunny weather all day.

Weather permitting there is a Sunday train ride on 21st September (diesel hauled from 12 midday, steam hauled from 1pm to 3:30pm).

The Society currently has eighty members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.45pm in their Clubhouse. For further information relating to the Society please visit: http://www.southcheshiremes.com .

I’ve uploaded all my photos to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanawhite/sets/72157647508290176/

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