Bedford MES Supports Local Macmillan Group

Macmillan Support

Norma White (on the right, above) of Haynes formed the Haynes & District Macmillan fundraising group 2 ½ years ago. Since then they have grown to seven active members and have established themselves in surrounding villages, attending several events to which they have been invited back each year. Bedford Model Engineering Society supported the team’s efforts last year, when they had a stall at…

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Christmas Quiz Leaves Contestants In The Dark

Nobody had an answer for the problem seen above. Members of the Bedford Model Engineering Society gathered in our clubhouse for the final social event of 2015 on the 14th December. The event was our Annual Christmas Quiz which was, once again, prepared and presented by Quizmaster Richard Shepherd. Six teams were organised and the…

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Santa Specials 2015

December 5th. dawned with a grey very windy day and some anxious phone calls were received asking if Santa would be at the Summerfield Miniature Railway. However, by 10 am Santa had arrived at his Grotto and was awaiting his first visitors. Accordingly the first train departed with a blast on the whistle and in…

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Santa Specials 2014

On the weekend of 6th. and 7th. December families started to gather at Haynes to ride Summerfields Miniature Railway to Santa’s Grotto. Santa was reported to be in residence from 10am and steam was being raised at Haynes End in readiness for the first train departure. With a blast on the whistle the first families…

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A Good Start

The public running season is now well into its stride with 8 running days already completed. The good news is that for most of them the weather worked in our favour and there was plenty of activity, enough indeed to put a smile on our Treasurer’s face.  The May holiday weekend was however a little…

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A New Season

Sunday 6th April saw the start of the 2014 public running season.  The weather forecast was far from favourable but there was an excellent turn out of members.  The Club’s steam locomotive, Loch Treig, was not available needing a number of minor repairs to its boiler fittings. However, Lewis, the large diesel was ready for…

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Welcome To 2014

A series of problems affecting yours truly have left this page woefully out of date. However with the New Year upon us things should be better. This is the time in the calendar when members go into hibernation but with a video of the North British Loco Works on offer at the 13th January meeting…

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End of Year Meeting

The November meeting featured a presentation by The Railway Sub-Committee outlining the progress made during the year with the start of the Haynes End canopy build as the highlight. More mundane but essential has been work on track renovation that will continue well into 2014. December started with the Santa Specials which proved as good,…

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Monday Talk in October

The title of the October talk was “The use of Wind Tunnels in aircraft design”. The speaker who was head of wind tunnel facilities at De Havilland,  Hatfield gave a very interesting illustrated talk, explaining in some detail the types of wind tunnel for slow, medium and high speed flight simulation on scaled models.  Also…

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September Happenings

The members’ meeting on Monday 9th was graced by a presentation on Gauge 3 railways by Alan Marsden.  He showed  a number of videos of layouts (some with on train cameras) and a display of locomotives and rolling stock belonging to him and other members.  It was a surprise to some present that Gauge 3…

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