News from SCMES
Federation of Model Engineering Societies Rally
3rd & 4th Sep 2022
Statfold Steam in Miniature
7th & 8th May 2022
The Statfold Barn railway at Tamworth held their annual model traction engine rally. Phil Davis took the clubs 4" Burrell and trailer for a weekend away and had a wonderful time with good weather as a bonus. On the Sunday afternoon there was a prize award for best engine in show and our Burrell won which was a great surprise for Phil. The Burrell was given to the club as a complete kit of parts which required final assembly, painting and commissioning all this work was carried out at the clubs workshops at Balleny Green. So it's well done chaps to all the team who worked on the Burrell, Brian Clarke, Mick Brophy, Phil Davis, Mark Dale plus anyone else I have probably forgotten to mention.
Martyn VL Cozens
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society
Model Railway Exhibition
23rd & 24th April 2022
The SCRS Sutton Coldfield Railway Society Annual event. Held at the Holy Trinity Church Sutton Coldfield. This is the new home for the club. Martyn S arranged the event for us this year. We had stand at the show inside with 8 engines of various gauges SM32, 3 1/2 inch, 5 inch. A couple of boats from our boat builders were on show. Thanks to Martyn C, Chris B, Mike B, Eddie, Anthony R, Paul S, David O & Phil D for static models shown indoors, Our outside display consisted of with working steam loco's and our recently built traction engine. Run by Phil D, Chris B. Also thanks Tony C, Bob W and Mike A for bringing their locos and traction engine for the working display outside. . The organisers say they had just over 500 visitor to the event over two days.