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Chickerell Steam Rally is 2nd and 3rd July.
It is our local show and as usual we will have a strong club presence.
We will be there with our our 150 foot 7 1/4 inch gauge steam railway.
Members will also be trundling around on their miniature traction engines.
2022 a new attraction - we will also have a miniature working steam railway in the model tent.
Several members will also be exhibiting full size vintage vehicles.
If you like what you see and want to join in the fun, please ask about becoming a member of our society.
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Nice sunny day at the club today, first coat of paint on the fence to blend it in with the surroundings and a lovely 3" Burrell Stream Test. ... See MoreSee Less

107 Year Old Steam Snow Blower Is Back In Action. ... See MoreSee Less

A little tool I made to clamp on and remove cones from injectors. Ream the hole to suit the cone dia. Use a slitting saw to cut the slot. Drill and tap for the clamping bolt.
Please ignore the left hand hole - it shouldn't be there - oops!
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A little tool I made to clamp on and remove cones from injectors. Ream the hole to suit the cone dia. Use a slitting saw to cut the slot. Drill and tap for the clamping bolt.
Please ignore the left hand hole - it shouldnt be there - oops!

Great News!

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show 2022 is happening!

2nd - 3rd July 2022

We are booked in with our Portable Track and also exhibiting in the Model Tent.
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Great News!

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show 2022 is happening!

2nd - 3rd July 2022

We are booked in with our Portable Track and also exhibiting in the Model Tent.

Huge Steam Tractor Breaks World Record ... See MoreSee Less

Driving training for a few of our members. ... See MoreSee Less

Driving training for a few of our members.Image attachmentImage attachment

It was nice to read this earlier this morning:

Steam locomotive 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley emerges from York railway museum.

With its move to Crewe upcoming, LNER A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley has emerged from the National Railway Museum in York.

The A4 has appeared outside the workshop at York for the first time since its boiler was lifted into place back in November 2019.

Sir Nigel Gresley is currently in a temporary semi-matt black finish which will protect the locomotive as it moves to Crewe for final overhaul work.

Once this final work is complete, the locomotive will be outshopped in BR Express Blue, as this was voted in favour of by the SNGLT membership.

A provisionally agreed programme means that we should see Sir Nigel Gresley returned to steam in Spring 2022 – subject to work being completed.
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It was nice to read this earlier this morning:

Steam locomotive 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley emerges from York railway museum.

With its move to Crewe upcoming, LNER A4 No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley has emerged from the National Railway Museum in York.

The A4 has appeared outside the workshop at York for the first time since its boiler was lifted into place back in November 2019.

Sir Nigel Gresley is currently in a temporary semi-matt black finish which will protect the locomotive as it moves to Crewe for final overhaul work.

Once this final work is complete, the locomotive will be outshopped in BR Express Blue, as this was voted in favour of by the SNGLT membership.

A provisionally agreed programme means that we should see Sir Nigel Gresley returned to steam in Spring 2022 – subject to work being completed.

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Claire Jarvis xx

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The 7 1/4" gauge tender that I have been making over the winter saw it's first outing today. It will end up going behind a large steam loco in the near future.

The lovely seat was made by Coastal Customs Upholstery on Portland, Dorset. The owner does amazing work.
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The 7 1/4 gauge tender that I have been making over the winter saw its first outing today. It will end up going behind a large steam loco in the near future.  

The lovely seat was made by Coastal Customs Upholstery on Portland, Dorset. The owner does amazing work.Image attachmentImage attachment

A few members have put in a great deal of hard work on the garden area of our site to make it look nice for our club return today. Thanks to our Head Gardener the 16mm and 7 1/4" ground level track area looked beautiful. ... See MoreSee Less

A few members have put in a great deal of hard work on the garden area of our site to make it look nice for our club return today. Thanks to our Head Gardener the 16mm and 7 1/4 ground level track area looked beautiful.Image attachment

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Vacuum ejector and necessary reamers to make the cones. Sucks water, so hopefully it will be OK on the locomotive. ... See MoreSee Less

Vacuum ejector and necessary reamers to make the cones. Sucks water, so hopefully it will be OK on the locomotive.

New addition to the club. Looking forward to the end of lockdown and meeting up again for a steam day ... See MoreSee Less

New addition to the club. Looking forward to the end of lockdown and meeting up again for a steam day

Happy New Year from everyone at WADMES. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year from everyone at WADMES.

When it's too cold to steam outside...bring the fire indoors :) ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago
Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society

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So I decided to put a December Banner on a WADMES website. ... See MoreSee Less

So I decided to put a December Banner on a WADMES website.

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I felt sad because the website had not seen much action this year and really hope that next year is better!

So happy to read this great news and share it on our FaceBook page:

THE Great Dorset Steam fair has received a £236,000 funding lifeline from the government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
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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

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

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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Fantastic Scott - what a great turnout!

Great photos👍

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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 £999.
Visit our online store www.chesterhobbystore.com for more details
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Thought I would share this in case anyone was looking for a small lathe.

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