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Thursday 15 September 2016

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society

Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston

South Cheshire Model Engineering Society held their annual open day on Saturday 10th September 2016.

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

There were miniature-gauge steam train rides on the 5-inch railway track which is almost a quarter of a mile in length, miniature-gauge steam train rides on a temporary straight section of 7¼ -inch railway track and rides across an adjacent field pulled by miniature steam traction engine 'Maud'. The Clubhouse contained a display of locomotives and engines produced by Society members.

Nantwich Mayor Councillor Andrew Martin perused the proceedings and was given a guided tour of the impressive site.

Refreshments were served by Society volunteers in the Clubhouse, with further refreshments available outside from the Wilson House Scouts .

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

The Society currently has over 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: .

The track and Clubhouse are available for birthday party hire from the last Saturday in March to the second Saturday in October. Book in January if you require a specific date in the year, as it is a popular venue. Please contact Don Potts via the website for costs and further details.

Visitors enjoy their miniature-gauge steam train ride  (2)

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