Society Diary

Hot Topics:

  • Boiler Test Regulations 2018. Copies of all 3 Volumes of the new boiler test regulations are available on the library page.

  • Spark Arrestors. The most frequent type of insurance claim against model steam clubs and societies involves people being injured by sparks or cinders. There is no specified standard for the design or performance of spark arrestors. However, engine owners are being held responsible for ensuring that they have taken reasonable precautions to minimise the risk to the public posed by sparks and cinders.

    The Committee have decided that in view of this, CNMES will mandate the use of spark arrestors where the public is present. With effect from 1 January 2019, some form of spark arrestor must be fitted to any steam engine in steam at CNMES public events. This includes both rail and road engines.
    We depend heavily on the generosity of our engine owners to make the open days a success and we are aware that this change may involve some work. If required, technical help and assistance is available via committee and other members.

Wednesday Evenings

Eddie Attree is the coordinator for Wednesday meetings. On Wednesdays, "Bitz" means that members bring objects or subjects for discussion to the clubhouse. Wednesday meetings start at 1930 hrs and finish at about 2115 hrs with tea and cake (unless shown differently).

Other Events

12 Dec
Bitz 6 Mar 2019 First Public Running Day of 2019 (1300-1700)
19 Dec
TBA last meeting 2018 6-8 Sep 2019 CNMES will be hosting the 7ΒΌ Inch Society's AGM
26 Dec
No Meeting    
2 Jan
No Meeting    
9 Jan
16 Jan
Small engine running night - John Plumb
23 Jan
30 Jan
Station/points report - Eddie Attree
6 Feb
13 Feb
Health & Safety Briefing - Chris Lewis-Cooper    
20 Feb
27 Feb
Competition night - the Tracy Rees Trophy
6 Mar
13 Mar
20 Mar

27 Mar


3 Apr

10 Apr
Social Evening    
17 Apr
24 Apr



NB: Attractions and Events may be subject to availability and change