June Members Meeting

The evening meeting on 10th June was informed and entertained by Ian Couchman of the Saffron Walden Society of Model Engineers. He presented  a talk on both Greensand casting and Lost Wax casting giving detail on each method and the pros and cons associated with them. He described the construction of a waste oil burning…

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June Traction Rally

The weekend of 22nd and 23rd of June sees the Annual Traction Engine Rally. It is important to note that the emphasis is on miniature engines although in the past we have enticed the occasional full size engine to our site. Saturday will be devoted to the Traction Engines and is essentially a private event…

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Visitors From Germany

Sunday 12th May saw a new event in the Society’s history. A visit by a group from a German village twinned with one of ours. Every year the villages exchange visits and it was thought that the railway would add interest. This certainly appeared to be the case as for the few hours spent with us…

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May Activity

Trains were running over the weekend of 26th and 27th May with plenty of visitors. Many were visiting for the first time having learned of our existence from this website. I am always surprised, amazed even, when visitors are from nearby villages and had been unaware of the railway’s presence. The weather held fair with…

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Early May Running

Trains were running over the weekend of 5th and 6th May with warm, yes warm, sunny weather. Visitor numbers were amomg the best for a long time with a healthy influx of first timers.  On the main line there were always four trains in action with, for a short while, five.  Not to be forgotten…

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Next Running Day

The next public running day will be on Sunday 28th April when it is hoped that Spring will truly have arrived. We apologise to any visitors to the tracks at Easter when we were forced to cancel operations. The weather had made it impossible to be sure that the tracks were safe and the signals…

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Visitor Locomotive Rally

Bedford MES Visitor Rally 2013 BMES invite visiting locomotives to join them for their visitor’s rally, to be held on Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September Track Gauges 2½, 3½ and 5 inch raised track, 5 and 7¼ inch ground level. For booking information Please contact: BMES 2013 Rally 15, Chaucer Road Bletchley Milton…

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Society AGM

51 members braved a bitterly cold evening for the AGM on Monday 11th March.  The outcome was that the new committee comprises Alan Gildersleve as Chairman, Andy Warren as Vice-Chairman with David Boyde and Alan Beard continuing as Treasurer and Secretary respectively.  The remaining committee members, elected after a ballot, are  Peter Chapman, Martin Cusden,…

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