Established in 1981 the Banbury and District Model Engineering Society was formed in order to create a forum where local model engineers might come together on a regular basis to discuss progress with their engineering projects.
As a Society we have current active experience of a wide range of model engineering subjects which range from small hot air engines , steam locomotives, steam vehicles, traction engines, beam engines, internal combustion engines and even jet turbines.
With such a variety of projects we feel that we can offer local model engineers the support and advice which can only come from extensive experience gained over many years.
Advice and help is freely available to those wishing to set up a workshop who might benefit from hands on tuition on operation and maintenance of lathes, mills and other workshop equipment.
With safety uppermost in everyone's minds these days it is important that machinery is operated in a safe and controlled environment. The lack of local training facilities which used to be available to all via the Technical College might deter budding home workshop users from purchasing a lathe or milling machine but with local enthusiastic help and advice it should no longer be the problem it might once have been.
We would, however, suggest that it might be useful to seek advice as to suitability for your requirements before making what is a rather large investment.
The Society regularly enjoys illustrated talks on model engineering topics which are given by fellow members and guest speakers.
We have in the recent past hosted guest speakers well respected and known throughout the model engineering world such as DAG Brown etc