What a Night Run 2019! – September Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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Welcome to the September Daresbury Gazette – Patrick is back for this months edition Thursday October 3rd from 8:00pm we have our second WDMES Talk of the season about the “Worlds Greatest Engineering” by Guest Speaker: J. Whitworth (at the St Mary Magdalene’s Church Hall, Appleton) – we hope to see many members at this event […]

Tunnel Exit On Track! – August Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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Welcome to the August Daresbury Gazette – Your with Tom for this months edition, whilst our roving reporter ‘Patrick’ has a report from the clubs visit to Mold MES Thursday September 5th from 8:00pm we have our first WDMES Talk of the season about the ‘History of English Longbow’ by Guest Speaker: B. Dennis (at the […]

Spring into action! – May Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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The various working gangs at WDMES have sprung into action this month with various planned project work and maintenance at Daresbury, ready for the up and coming season, including the brand new tunnel extension! Apologies for the late arrival of this month’s Gazette – no it’s not due to Brexit.. it’s just that I’ve been […]

A Momentous Year – December Christmas Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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Well here we are 2018 rapidly drawing to a close with Christmas around the corner, as the cold weather starts to take hold at the Daresbury track. This Months edition of the Daresbury Gazette, we feature an ‘icy blast’ from the past – The Lion in Winter, taken in 1969 by J.W. Mercer at the […]

No Nesh Members Here! – November Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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Well November has turned out to be quite an exceptional month, despite the days becoming much shorter and the cold setting in – we certainly have members who are not ‘nesh’ during the cold months! Thursday December 6th from 8pm we have a talk by M Crabtree on ‘Trains & Trams of Dubai & India’, […]

31st October – Halloween Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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Happy All Hallows Eve! A spooky time of year when model engineers start to think about hibernation and winter projects October also saw the start of our winter program of guest speakers. First off was Bob Hayter his specialist subject is the Tralee and Dingle railway situated on the south west coast of Ireland this […]

30 July – Business-as-Usual Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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Well everyone who was involved in the most successful Steam Fair yet are finally getting back to some sort of fitness and vitality. All the drivers and engines performed magnificently for the two days. So now is the time to reflect on the club activities over the last month or so. We started with the […]

10 June – A Job Well Done – Daresbury Gazette

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Following a text message from Paul Caldwell in very late April urging me to source building materials to complete the tunnel entrance, and a prompt from our chairman indicating that Roy Allen would be willing to start the footings, a full on attack was commenced. I am now pleased to announce after 5 hectic weeks […]

02 May – Bricks and Mortar Edition – Daresbury Gazette

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At long last something to report. Over the last couple of weeks work has progressed on the tunnel fascia under very difficult weather conditions. A small but keen group of dedicated members have dug both footings for the tunnel mouth and through pouring rain and hail stones mixed the concrete in preparation for the bricklayers. […]