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2 months ago

We went along to the Great North Air Ambulance offices at Urlay Nook on Tuesday to donate the proceeds of the Country Fair event at Hurworth. We raised almost £200 at this event and were invited to ... See more

2 months ago

We have contacted The Air Ambulance charity regarding the donation from last Saturday and they have invited us to a photo opportunity with a large scale cheque. Seems like a bit of overkill for a ... See more

2 months ago

On Sunday, some of our members attended York Model Engineers club where one of our members had entered an engine in The Stephenson's trials.
This is an annual event where model steam engines compete, ... See more

2 months ago

We were running on Saturday in conjunction with The Hurworth Country fair. Our new Garden Railway was officially opened and it received quite a bit of interest.
We were celebrating our 50th ... See more

3 months ago

We have done some more work on our new garden railway track and we now have both the inside track and outside track complete with 2 sets of points to cross over the tracks if required.

3 months ago
Garden Railway

Update of our new garden railway with 2 complete tracks.

3 months ago
Photos from SDSME - South Durham Society of Model Engineers's post

Construction of our new garden railway. It is now in running order although extra work is ongoing.

4 months ago

We are running trains on Saturday 14th September at Hurworth Grange Country Fair. Takings for train rides will be donated to the Air Ambulance to mark the 50th Anniversary of our track at the Grange.

4 months ago
SDSME | South Durham Society of Model Engineers

A bit more about our club.
First of all, we have a web site where you can gain a bit more about our club. It is www.sdsme.co.uk
You will notice that the landscaping around our site is not exactly the ... See more

Home 1 week ago We are running on Sunday with steam and electric trains from about 10 until 12.30 at The Grange Community Centre, Hurworth View on facebook 2 weeks ago We are having an open day ... See more

4 months ago
Models

A selection of members models

4 months ago

We are running an electric train at North Road Station Museum at Darlington this Sunday (21st).They are having a "all the fun of the fair" event from 10 until 4.

5 months ago

We are running on Sunday with steam and electric trains from about 10 until 12.30 at The Grange Community Centre, Hurworth

5 months ago

We are having an open day today. We will not be giving rides but will have a larger than usual selection of engines on show as well as a small exhibition of our members other models.

6 months ago

We are holding an open day on Sunday 30th June. We will not be pulling passengers on this day at it is primarily intended for other model enthusiasts from different clubs to bring their engines and ... See more

6 months ago

During the summer months, we reserve the 3rd Tuesday of the month as a club running day. This means that our members are aware (without checking) that usually more members will be at the track. (We ... See more

6 months ago

We are steaming at North Road Station Museum (Head of Steam) this coming Sunday in conjunction with their Vintage Car Show. We will be on the field so we will be running both electric and steam ... See more

7 months ago

We are steaming on Sunday at The grange community centre at Hurworth. We will be using both electric and steam trains and supporting the Classic Car Show at the same venue 10 until 4

8 months ago

Our club is 50 years old this year and we are planning some sort of event to mark this occasion. We have not decided what that should be but thoughts are around a combined open day for members from ... See more

8 months ago

This year is our 50th Anniversary of the club.
I can't give you any detailed information regarding the origins of the club but it seems that a very few like minded individuals got together and formed ... See more

9 months ago

This year's events for our electric and steam trains

1 year ago

We are steaming on Sunday 2nd December on our home track at "The Grange Community Centre" at Hurworth from about 10am until 12.30. Hopefully we should be running the new electric train .

1 year ago
Photos from SDSME - South Durham Society of Model Engineers's post

Any regular supporters of our club, may be wondering what has happened to our new model electric train based on the Hitachi Azuma which is due on the north east tracks next month. So here is the ... See more

1 year ago

The Comsol solder appears to have been successful. The boiler has now had its first pressure test at 2 times working pressure and has passed this test. The cladding, new insulation and fittings have ... See more

1 year ago

The boiler manufacturer who made the boiler for "Lady Margaret" has declined to attempt a repair for the same reasons that we had anticipated i.e. it could cause leaks on the rest of the tubes and ... See more

1 year ago

As well as our monthly meeting last night, we also had a guest speaker. We regularly have guest speakers at this time of year and the subject of the talks is quite varied and often has no implication ... See more

1 year ago

We had one of our regular monthly meetings last night. On the whole,the club has been running well and our bank balance is quite healthy. The only problem that we have at the moment is a hydraulic ... See more

1 year ago

We are running an electric engine at North Road Station Museum (Head of Steam) this Sunday 28th October at their Halloween event.

1 year ago

When you were a kid, did you ever want to drive a steam engine when you grew up?
Time and technology probably passed you by and your dream was never realised.
For most people, the dream will just be ... See more

1 year ago

We are steaming this Sunday from about 10 until 12.30

1 year ago

We are steaming on Sunday at our home ground, "The Grange Community Centre" at Hurworth.