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Model Engineers On Track To Recruit New Members

As children are busy preparing their never ending list of expensive Christmas presents, this year The Society of Harrow & Wembley Model Engineers is asking parents to consider giving their children a lifelong present by involving them locally with a new hobby.

The Eastcote based club, which was formed nearly 80 years ago, has always strived to embrace people interested in model engineering however it would like some additional young people to become involved in the group. The society is therefore offering the younger generation a chance to become involved and get inspired.

The group, which is known locally for their railway and traction engine rides, has members ranging from very young to over 90 years old and with the winter evenings drawing in, they are all now benefiting from their indoor 00 gauge track. The track is currently being extended so people are being invited to come along and just watch, bring some locomotives to run or even get involved with creating some new scenery.

Neil Mortimer, from The Society of Harrow & Wembley Model Engineers said: “Our members have many years of experience between them and can offer a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to new members. As a group, we offer as much back to the community as possible including talks to primary school children studying key stage one about transport to fundraising with our seasonal events including our Santa Run on 15th December 2013. We welcome anyone with a passion for this hobby from those who want to build and maintain models through to people that would just like to help run the railway.”

“We have been invited to exhibit at the London Model Engineering Exhibition, at Alexandra Palace in January 2014 - so anyone that’s interested in seeing some of our models and hearing more about our society we would invite them to make contact or come along and see us at this nationally acclaimed show.”

The Society of Harrow & Wembley Model Engineers can be seen at Details of the London Model Engineering Exhibition can be seen at