*cancelled* January Meeting 2022

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Soft Soldering Talk by Graham Astbury

Wednesday 5th January – 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

Graham has agreed to postpone his talk until we can safely meet together again.

April Meeting 2022

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Soft Soldering techniques talk by Graham Astbury

Wednesday 6th April – 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

May Meeting 2022

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Spring Auction

Wednesday 4th May – 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

Please remember that only members can bid on items.

Loco Competition 2022

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Loco Competition and Running Evening

Wednesday 1st June – 19:30 start
Northcliff Railway

Boating Competition and Social Evening 2022

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Steerage Trophy competition and Social Evening

Wednesday 6th July – 19:30 start
Wisbey Park

The club boats will be available for anyone who want to have a go at sailing around the lake the fastest.

August Meeting 2022

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Evening running and social evening

Wednesday 3rd August – 19:30 start
Northcliff Railway

September Meeting 2022

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Speaker TBC

Wednesday 7th September – 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

October Meeting 2022

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Speaker Ian McKay – “Things that go bang in the night”

Wednesday 5th October – 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

November Meeting 2022

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Autumn Auction

Wednesday 2nd November – 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

Please remember that only members can bid on items.

Mince Pie Steam Up 2022

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Members winter running day and social

Sunday 27th December – 12:30 start and finish when cold!
Northcliff Railway

Exhibition & Competition 2010

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Rubber Powered Loco Competition 2011

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Exhibition & Competition 2011

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May Meeting 2012

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Monthly Meeting – Ron Fitzgerald – Development of Textile Mills
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 – 19:30
Saltaire Methodist Church

 

August Meeting 2012

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Steam Up and Social
Wednesday 1st August- 19:30 onwards
Northcliff Railway

Northcliff Railway Training Day Aug 2012

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Wednesday 22nd August 13:00 – 16:30 in the Northcliff Clubhouse.
This event is only open to members and their families due to insurance restrictions.

Building on the session last year we will be running a few separate sessions covering the different areas of the railway.

The first session 13:00-14:00 is for everyone and will go over the clubs operating rules followed by any questions. Details are still being worked on but topics for following sessions will cover ‘The Club Loco’, ‘The Signalling System and Roles of the Signalman’ and possibly a talk on ‘Boiler Testing’. Obviously these later sessions might not be everyone’s cup of tea but a timetable will be available on the day for you to plan what you want to see and give you time to ‘play’ outside.

The practical side of this event does rely on a selection of different locos being available for members (young and older) to have a go. If you own a loco and can spare a few hours from 14:00 onwards then please let me know. Your help will be much appreciated.

If you have any ideas and suggestion for topics then please leave a comment and I shall try and work it into the day.

Russ Coppin – Track Superintendent

2012 Exhibition and Competition

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Our annual exhibition and display was held on Saturday 1st December at Saltaire Methodist Church.

We had a wide selection of models on display and some very close competition in the Railway section. One table that took my attention for quite some time was Nicholas’s Lego crane and even more impressive his Brio signalling system with track circuiting!

Have a look at the photos below.

March Meeting 2013 – AGM

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Bradford Model Engineering Society Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 6th March 2013 – 19:45 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

We thank Richard, Ian and Andrew for their years of service and all they have done and continue to do for the society. We also thank Rebekah who is standing down as Publicity Officer, thankyou for all the work you have done.

We welcome David Bedding as our new President and I’m sure there will be some fresh ideas coming forward this next year. We have two other fresh faces this year with Peter Nurse flying the ensign as Boating Commodore and Richard Smith as a general committee member. Jonathan Cherkowski (Junior Rep) and Stanley Ashworth are both now full committee members. Sid Ashworth is taking on the role of Publicity Officer.

On behalf of the Society can I welcome you all and I look forward to working with you over the next year.

Visit to Bancroft Mill 2013

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Sunday 18th August – Bancroft Mill Visit and Exhibition
Bancroft Mill, Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick, BB18 5QR

Quite a number of members took the opportunity to visit the Mill and see the engine in steam. If you are in the area I would certainly recommend you pay it a visit. The selection of photographs below should give a idea of some of the equipment on show.

Also many thanks to Richard Randall and the family for opening up their workshop for a few of us to look around. Some impressive pieces of machinery!

Annual Exhibition and Competition 2013

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Saturday 7th December 2013 – 13:00-16:30. Open to the pubic from 14:30.
Saltaire Methodist Church

Mince Pie Steam-Up 2013

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Members winter running day
Thursday 27th December 2013 – 12:30 start
Northcliff Railway

January Meeting 2014

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“Bits & Pieces” evening.

Wednesday 8th January 2014– 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

BMES AGM 2014

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Bradford Model Engineering Society Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 5th March 2014 – 19:45 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

2014 AGM Agenda

If any member would like to raise an item at the AGM or stand for a Committee post please inform the Secretary in writing before the February Committee meeting on 12th Feb.

There are a few areas where the committee need some help. These don’t have to be full committee posts if you do not wish to be a director but attendance at committee meetings might be useful from time to time:

Events Coordinator – All of our events require some forward planning, it might be a simple as making sure someone is bringing the tea/biscuits to meetings right through to do we have enough engines and staff for the gala day. The basic template for ‘who does what’ is already in place so this role is just about getting people to commit their availability to do a certain job and then passing this info on to whoever is running the event on the day, we are not expecting you to run all the events! The president and section reps. will always be there to support if you can’t fill a job.

Publicity Officer – We are all very good at what we do but what the Society lacks is someone to go out there and shout about it! We need someone who can:
Design posters to advertise our events and our Society
Share this information and build on the links we already have with other societies
Occasionally write up reports for external publications (T&A, Model Engineer etc.)

Archivist – Michael Gray did an outstanding job of collating the history of the Society from the last 105 years but we now need someone to keep up with this legacy and give it a home. This website does keep its own archive but it does not capture everything so we need someone with a spare filing cabinet, some spare time and some scissors/glue!

Junior Representative – The Society needs someone to keep our younger members active and keen and also to encourage more. Junior members are the future of our hobby and we need them! Specifically they can play an important part at the railway but they need someone to keep an eye out on busy days and make sure they are safe. This has normally been left to the Track Superintendent but with increasing numbers this now needs to be split off as a separate role. This could be a challenging but highly rewarding post and support will always be there from the president and section reps for this vital role.

Track Superintendent – The railway at Northcliffe requires a person to be responsible for the safety of the site and oversee all the societies activities that take place there. This doesn’t mean you have to be at every event as responsibility can be delegated for each running session to one of the members present. A report is given to the committee each month stating any problems or concerns along with sharing any news and achievements. The main requirements for this role are common sense along with good observation and people skills. Due to the responsibilities of this role it is a Committee/Director position.

If you wish to discuss any of these roles then please contact myself (bradfordmes@outlook.com) or any other committee member.

Annual Exhibition and Competition 2014

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Saturday 6th December – 13:00-16:30. Open to the public from 14:30.
Saltaire Methodist Church

 

January Meeting 2015

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Wednesday 7th January 2015– 19:30 start
Saltaire Methodist Church

Talk and demonstration of 3D printing and Laser Cutter programming by Bob Gledhill from Keighley Model Railway Club.

 

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