Op 19 en 20 Mei 2018 hou die Kaapstad Vereniging vir Model en Eksperimentele Ingenieurs (CTSMEE) sy jaarlikste vondsinsamelings-uitstalling. Die publiek kan hulle twee dae lank verlustig in die klub se aktiwiteite en die vreugde van model-stoomlokomotiewe beleef. Kinders kan selfs ‘n rit op een van die model-stoomtreine beleef.
Once a year we host a 2 day event for the public to come and experience and enjoy the clubs activities. Mums and dads are welcome.
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The Cape Town Society of Model and Experimental Engineers was formed in 1907 by a group of 14 men. They drew up a very sound Constitution which is still used to date but has been altered to suit the times. This is the second oldest of its kind in the world with the other club in London. They started by experimenting with Radio waves and a very primitive type of radio controlled boats which they raced in the Cape Town Harbour. The club served 2 world wars. The making of live steam engines and model trains took off after the second world war. So did the Radio controlled boats and aircraft. This activity took place at Sun Vlei. To date only the Model Trains and live steam engines have survived.
The cub has at present 58 members. We have a fully equipped workshop with lathes, milling machines and sharpers. If a member has a project and he does not have the equipment he can make full use of the workshop. If the member requires assistance we have members who are qualified machinists and fitters and turners.
We get together every Wednesday Evening to work on the various layouts and improve on them. This also an opportunity to swap ideas between ourselves.
Navorsingsbiblioteek wat van die stigting af daar is. Elke uitgawe van die Model Engineer tydskrif vanaf die dag wat die klub begin is, is in die biblioteek.
The club is situated in Rondebosch on the corner of Erin, Duke and Campground Roads in Croquet Lane behind the Rondebosch Croquet Club.
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The Club will be open to the public from 09h00 – 16h00 in the afternoon. Entrance fee will be R20-00 per adult and R10-00 for scholars. Children under the age of five are free.
The money that is raised from this two day event will go towards the maintenance and the upkeep of the building and also projects within the club This will give the public an opportunity to interact with the members, to ask questions and to find out more about the hobby. For those that are interested to in joining the club, application forms will be available.
By joining the club the person who wants to produce models and does not have a work shop at home can a by using the clubs facilities. The club has a fully equipped work shop with lathes, shapers and milling machines. If assistance is required the club has qualified Machinists and a Fitter and Turners who is always willing to teach new members the trade.
There will be rides for the children on the 5 inch gauge live steam engine. Mums and Dads are welcome. The cost per ride will be R5-00 per child/adult. The rides will be from 09h00 – 12h00 in the morning and then from 13h30 to 15h30 in the afternoon. The break in between allows for maintenance of the locomotive.
The following Layouts will be operational:
- In the main clubhouse the O Gauge, HO Gauge and N Gauge.
- Situated on the outside at the back of the clubhouse is the Gauge 1 Garden railway.
- The following can be seen in the main hall:
- The N Gauge Modular section will be fully operational.
- There will be a display of live steam locomotives and model boats which are owned by members of the club.
- Bestoys will be displaying Model Cars which will also be for sale.
- Shawn le Roux will be displaying SAR memorabilia and model railway equipment which will also be on display.
- For the hungry and the thirsty there will be refreshments on sale.
On the Veranda:
- There will be a display of various steam models running on compressed air.
- The Clubs surplus books and magazines will be on display and sold at bargain prices.
For further information about the club you will find it on www.facebook.com/groups/839367496123853/ or contact Andre van Breda on 082-378-2437 or Geoffrey de Vartek on 0727876709.