Romney Marsh Model Engineering Society Company Limited

 

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The Society caters for all modelling interests with a special emphasis on live steam.

It has a membership of around 200 and is affiliated to the "Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies".

The permanent raised track at Rolfe Lane is over 700ft long has facilities for 2", 3" and 5" gauge locomotives and both coal-fired and electric models are seen regularly at meetings.

The garden railway has six tracks and caters for electric, battery, clockwork and live-steam models (gas, meths and coal-fired) for both Gauge One (Standard & 'G' scale) and 'O' gauge, especially narrow-gauge.

Other interests within the Society are model railways from 'N' gauge upwards, radio-controlled model aircraft and boats, model traction engines, road vehicles and clocks.

General meetings are held weekly from November to March in the Clubhouse at Rolfe Lane, New Romney and these comprise lectures, slide and film shows, demonstrations and social get-togethers etc.  

Between April and October, track meetings are held weekly at Rolfe Lane together with visits to other miniature railways and places of interest to members.

The testing of model boilers is undertaken within the Society to the "Southern Federation" requirements and full insurance cover is available to members.

The RMMES Newsletter is published regularly and is sent to all members. It includes a list of all meetings and other articles etc.

New members are always very welcome - the current subscription is only 25 per year and 5 for Associate Members.   Members joining after 30th June in any year pay  half the annual rate and members joining after 30th September in any year are paid up for the following year as well.  Please contact Richard Linkins for further details.  Visitors are welcome at all our meetings.

 

 

Club Officials:

President:  Robert (Bobby) Jones

Vice-President:  Clive Young

Chairman:  Brian Remnant               Vice-Chairman:  Andy Nash

Secretary & Insurance Admin:  Adrian Parker               Treasurer:  Richard Linkins

Safety Officer:  Brian Gower  
            Newsletter Editor:  John Wimble

Social Secretary:  Alan Daines               Exhibition Co-ordinators:  Richard Batten & Andy Nash

Wednesday Gang Representative:  Dave Marshall               Committee:  Paul Norrington, Gerald Shirley & Bob White

Boiler Inspectors:  Richard Batten, Paul Norrington, Brian Remnant, John Roberts, Eddie Wilkinson & Barry Williams

 


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