Calendar

Jun
26
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Track
Jun 26 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Jun
28
Tue
Society meeting @ Enterprise Centre Wigan
Jun 28 @ 19:30 – 22:30

‘Bits and Pieces’ my favourite tool or meaningful thing. Please bring your items to discuss – good or bad!

Jul
9
Sat
Butterley Visit to Wigan DMES @ WIgan DMES Track
Jul 9 @ 11:00 – 15:00
Jul
24
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Track
Jul 24 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Jul
28
Thu
Society meeting @ Enterprise Centre Wigan
Jul 28 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Presentation by Noel Coats on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway

Jul
31
Sun
Open Day 2016 @ Haigh Hall Country Park
Jul 31 @ 10:30 – 16:30

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Wigan and District Model Engineering Society welcome visitors from all clubs to our track site in order to run their own engines and undergo a different experience.

In order for Visitors to run engines on our track they must produce:

Electric locomotives

  • Insurance details
  • Valid Membership of an affiliated model society or club

Steam Locomotives

  • Insurance Details
  • Boiler Test Certificate
  • Valid Membership of an affiliated model society or club
Aug
10
Wed
Annual Dinner @ Bryn Masonic Hall
Aug 10 @ 19:30 – 23:30
Annual Dinner @ Bryn Masonic Hall | Ashton-in-Makerfield | United Kingdom

Our annual dinner is again at the Bryn Masonic Hall on Wednesday 10th August 2015. This is an excellent event with good fare and after dinner speaker — the meal is exceptional value at a cost of £20.00 per person. £10/person deposits will be taken at the forthcoming club meetings, or by post to Brian Clark. We also require a selection from the Menu below for each person.

PLEASE, PLEASE come along and support YOUR Society this year. The Dinner is a nice occasion to get together with like minded friends, family and associates. It’s a VERY INFORMAL occasion and a first class meal

 

STARTERS

Homemade Soup Served With Fresh Bread

Stuffed Mushrooms, with bacon, onion and mature Cheddar

Black Pudding with bacon and Stilton

Melon Cocktail with Midori liquor

 

MAIN COURSES

Roast Lamb Served with Rosemary and Redcurrant sauce

Beef Highland with Whisky and Onion sauce

Fillet of Chicken Veroniique with grapes and white wine sauce

Baked Salmon with Chives & Parsley sauce

 

SWEETS

Fresh fruit cocktail with Orange and & Grand Marnier licquor

Eton Mess.- Strawberries, crushed meringe and fresh cream

Apple pie and ice cream

Sherry trifle

Aug
21
Sun
Haigh Country Park Fun Day @ Wigan DMES Track
Aug 21 @ 11:00 – 16:00

Normal running day for Wigan DMES members

Aug
28
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Track
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Aug
30
Tue
Society meeting @ Enterprise Centre Wigan
Aug 30 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Presentation by David Pope on the Marsden Engine (Ellenroad Mill)

Sep
25
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Track
Sep 25 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Sep
27
Tue
Society meeting @ Enterprise Centre Wigan
Sep 27 @ 19:30 – 21:30

‘Bits and Pieces’ my favourite tool or meaningful thing. Please bring your items to discuss – good or bad!

Oct
13
Thu
Model Engineering Exhibition
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day
Oct
23
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Track
Oct 23 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Oct
25
Tue
Society meeting @ Enterprise Centre Wigan
Oct 25 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Presentation by Mr Alan Davies entitled “Coal mining in Lancashire, a photographic presentation”.

Nov
27
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Track
Nov 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Dec
20
Tue
Bits & Pieces plus mince pies @ Wigan Investment Centre
Dec 20 @ 19:30 – 21:00
May
30
Tue
Club meeting, Presentation by Mr David Lewis on “The Bolton Steam Museum”. @ Wigan Enterprise Centre
May 30 @ 19:30 – 21:30

This will be the last meeting to be held at this venue. The new meeting venue will be advised ASAP and before our next meeting.

Jun
24
Sat
Southport Open Weekend @ Victoria Park
Jun 24 all-day
Jun
25
Sun
Committee meeting @ WiganTrack Facility
Jun 25 @ 10:30 – 11:45
Jun
27
Tue
Club Meeting. Guest Speaker, Allan Davies, a talk on “Walkden Yard” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Jun 27 @ 19:30 – 21:30

This event is in a new venue and with a new speaker the address is shown on the map, please use the car park at the front of the church, extra car parking is on the church annex car park next door in Standishgate. A signpost will point you to the room.

This talk is on the Loco repair yard at Walkden

Jul
7
Fri
I.M.L.E.C. @ Victoria Park
Jul 7 @ 09:00 – Jul 9 @ 17:30
Jul
15
Sat
Bi Annual visit to Butterly Park Railway Centre
Jul 15 all-day

Anyone wishing to attend this event please let the Secretary or the Chairman know A.S.A.P.

Jul
23
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Jul 23 @ 16:41 – Sep 22 @ 17:41
Jul
25
Tue
Club Meeting @ St Mary's Parish Centre,
Jul 25 @ 19:30 – 21:30

This is a ‘Bits and Pieces’

Jul
30
Sun
Annual Club Open Day @ Haigh Track Facility
Jul 30 all-day

Could all visitors with Locos please ensure they bring current boiler certificates and copies of appropriate club insurance. Please note that the indicator on the map is not accurate but only a rough guide to the immediate area. Any visitors will be met at Mowpin park gates to be signed in and directed to the track. 

Also PLEASE ensure you are equipped with a SPARK ARRESTER.

 

Aug
27
Sun
Committee meeting at the Haigh Track facility @ Haigh Track facility
Aug 27 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Aug
29
Tue
Club Meeting, Presentation by Mr Noel Coates on “Beyer Garretts in Zimbabwe” @ St Mary's Parish Centre,
Aug 29 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Sep
24
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track facility
Sep 24 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Sep
26
Tue
Cub Meeting, Presentation by Mr Bob Hayter on “Another Big One” – Boiler explosions in Model Engineering. @ St. Mary's Parish Centre
Sep 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Oct
29
Sun
Committee meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Oct 29 @ 09:48 – 11:30
Oct
31
Tue
Club Meeting, Presentation by Mr Glen Atkinson “Well I never Knew That” – Inventions in Salford. @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Oct 31 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Nov
26
Sun
Committee meeting @ Haigh Track facility
Nov 26 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Nov
28
Tue
Cub Meeting “Bits and Pieces” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Nov 28 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Dec
17
Sun
Committee meeting @ Haigh Track facility
Dec 17 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Dec
19
Tue
Club Meeting “Bring and Buy” with mince pies. @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Dec 19 @ 19:30 – 21:30
Jan
28
Sun
Committee meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Jan 28 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Jan
30
Tue
Club A.G.M. @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Jan 30 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Feb
25
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Feb 25 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Feb
27
Tue
Presentation by Tom Heavyside on “Lancashire Steam” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Feb 27 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Mar
25
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Mar 25 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Mar
27
Tue
Presentation by Mike Whalley on”James Watt” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Mar 27 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Apr
22
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Apr 22 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Committee only

Apr
24
Tue
Club Meeting “Presentation on 3D printing” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Apr 24 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Please feel free to bring guests

Club Meeting, “Bits and Pieces” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Apr 24 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Please feel free to bring guests

May
29
Tue
Club Meeting Presentation by Mike Whalley on “James Watt” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
May 29 @ 19:30 – 21:00

All Welcome, please feel free to bring guests. 

Jun
24
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Jun 24 @ 10:30 – 11:30

This is Committee only

Jun
26
Tue
Club Meeting “Presentation by Malcolm Tranter on “Going up in the World-Locks, Lifts and Inclines” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Jun 26 @ 19:30 – 21:00

All welcome, please feel free to bring guests

Jul
22
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Jul 22 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Committee only

Jul
29
Sun
Open Day at the Track @ Haigh Track Facility
Jul 29 @ 10:00 – 16:00

All associated club members are welcome. If you intend to run a Loco please remember your insurance certificate and Boiler certificate (where applicable)

Jul
31
Tue
Club Meeting, Presentation by Claire Moorehead on “The Williamson Tunnels” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Jul 31 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Please feel free to bring guests.

Aug
26
Sun
Committee meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Aug 26 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Committee only

Aug
28
Tue
Bits and Pieces evening @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Aug 28 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Feel free to bring guests

Sep
23
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Sep 23 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Committee only

Sep
25
Tue
Club Meeting, Presentation by Bob Hayter on”Boiler Explosions in Engineering” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Sep 25 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Feel free to bring guests.

Oct
28
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Oct 28 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Committee only

Oct
30
Tue
Club Meeting, Presentation by John Collier on”The Evolution of Fire Appliances and Design over 40 years” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Oct 30 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Please feel free to bring guests

Nov
25
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Nov 25 @ 10:30 – 11:30

Committee only

Nov
27
Tue
Club Meeting “Bits and Pieces” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Nov 27 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Feel free to bring a guest

Dec
16
Sun
Committee Meeting @ Haigh Track Facility
Dec 16 @ 14:45 – 15:45

Committee only

Dec
18
Tue
Club Meeting “Bring and Buy & Mince Pies” @ St. Mary's Parish Centre,
Dec 18 @ 19:30 – 21:00

Please feel free to bring guests