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The End of the Tunnel

Read Clive Reynolds Report HERE

Club Nights are now on Zoom

The Covid-19 lockdown has denied us the usual monthly meetings at the Christchurch Centre so until we are in a position to resume those meetings we are operating Zoom meetings.

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The BIG St.Albans Model Show 2020 - ANNOUNCEMENT

To all those who exhibit and visit us each September.

We thank you all for your past support, we have been holding up decision making but now it is with much regret the committee decided the exhibition will be cancelled for this year.

With the uncertainties surrounding pupils returning to school by September and whether a large gathering would have been sanctioned anyway, we decided that it was very unlikely to be allowed or indeed wanted by the school. I have not had responses from the school I assume they are currently closed.

We also could not see how we could maintain any kind of social distancing with an anticipated 500 + young visitors over the two days. We also thought that there would be some understandable reluctance for exhibitors to 'man' their stands as well. We have always been involved with interacting with the visitors especially encouraging younger ones to take part etc. and enjoy new experiences. Anything of less quality than our previous exhibitions would have been unacceptable to us.

The Good News is that we have the spirit to do it all again next year in 2021, let us hope the flesh is willing as well!

The Show has been on-going for over 60 years and 2020 will be the first time we have had to cancel! We try to stay in the St. Albans area and our current venue at the Townsend C of E school has been one of our best with excellent cooperation from the school and enthusiasm for what we do. They also provide great facilities for visitor parking and outside space for model activities.

Thank you all for your previous support at our exhibition and we hope to see you all in 2021.

Kind regards to all.

Roy Verden  (Hon Sec. St. Albans Model Engineering Society)

1st July 2020

CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT

We regret to announce that the April Club Night and some other forthcoming events are cancelled. The safety of our members and the public is paramount and we will resume meetings and events as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Please check the 2020 Calendar page for more information.

Club members will now receive a fortnightly Newsletter with the latest news and  updates from the committee and some interesting articles to read and enjoy. 

KEEP WELL & normal service will resume as soon as possible.

See also Boiler Testing & Puffing Park Running Sessions

Keep Calm & Carry On

Read the March Club Night Report HERE

         14th March 2020            

Read the RLNI QUIZ NIGHT Report HERE

         10th March 2020            

Read the February Club Night Report HERE

         15th February 2020            

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Thanks to everybody who came to visit our stand at the London Model Engineer Exhibition 2020

Watch the full video HERE

Read the January Club Night Report HERE

         10th January 2020            

Read the December Club Night Report HERE

         14th December  2019          

A visit to the East Anglian Railway Museum – by Clive Reynolds

Read the report HERE

13th December 2019

BIG Show
a big THANK YOU to all who attended our show
Read the show report  HERE

 

 

Watch the Highlights Video of the show HERE

1st Dec 2019

Read the November club night report HERE

16th November

Read the Dynamometer Project Update HERE

1st November


BBC-R4

On Thursday 24th October 2019 BBC Radio 4 broadcast an item about the chalk rivers in the UK and specifically about the River Ver which feeds the ornamental and model boating lakes in Verulamium Park, St Albans.

Click on the PLAY arrow to listen to the item.

31st July 2019

Listen to Roy, Tony & Malcolm being interviewed on Radio Verulam about the Society and our forthcoming exhibition on 28th & 29th September

Click on the PLAY arrow to listen to the interview.

See a video of the interview HERE

Radio Verulam Interview

18th September 2019

31st July 2019
31st July 2019

"Our globally important environmental gem, the River Ver, is running dry and fish are dying. But is anything being done about it?" 

Amanda Yorwerth speaks to Jake Rigg of Affinity Water to find out.

Click on the PLAY arrow to listen to the interview.

The first StAlbansMES Newsletter has been published, registered club members can view and download it HERE

1st May 2019


 

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Model Engineering for All Ages

Welcome to the St Albans & District Model Engineering Society website.

Please click on the 'About The Club' Menu item to find out more about us