Model engineers open day

The Cape Town Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (CTSMEE) will hold an open day on Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18 at their clubhouse on the corner of Erin, Duke and Campground roads in Croquet Lane behind the Rondebosch Croquet Club, from 9am to 4pm.

You will be able to learn more about what the club does, interact with members and find out how to get started in the hobby of making models.

The club has a fully equipped workshop with lathes, shapers
and milling machines. They also have two qualified machinists
and a fitter and turner who are willing to teach new members the trade.

There will be rides for the children at the open day on the 5 inch gauge live steam engine, from 9am to noon and then from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The break allows for maintenance of the locomotives.

Each ride costs R5 a child. A club member will be giving demonstrations of how to cast toy soldiers and cannons.

A number of railway layouts
will be operational and there will also be a display of various steam models running on compressed air.

On sale will be the club’s surplus magazines and books, Bestoys model cars, model railway equipment and South African railway memorabilia and model train sets for beginners.

Refreshments will be on sale. Entry is R5 for children and R20 for adults. Children under the age of 5 enter free.

For more information about the club, call Andre van Breda on 082 378 2437 or Geoffrey de Vartek on 072 787 6709.