Bristol Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition.
Of much interest at our 2017 event was the Bulleid Builders Group stand displaying models based on the designs produced and built by O. V. S. Bulleid - Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway from the early years of World War II, until the nationalisation of Britain's Railways. Models of Bulleids Locomotives were drawn together from many directions so it was a rare opportunity to see them together and one which may not be repeated for some time.
Club stands in 2017 were once again really well represented, more pictures to come.
The Meccano models never cease to amaze.
Traders were also well represented with a huge variety of goods for sale.
Many of the regular private exhibitors were again in attendance but I am pleased to say there were some new ones this year as well.
Here are some examples of the exhibits we have had on display , plus some photos of presentations. We expect some of these models to appear again next year along with some exciting new ones.
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We love having new exhibits every year, just as much as people look forward to seeing last years exhibits again.
Below you will find a list of previous years Exhibitors and Exhibits and we hope to see them backin the future with some new additions, watch this website for updates.
- Live Demonstrations
- Workshop Displays
- Wood Turning
- A selection of Internal Combustion Engines
- Silver Soldering
- Gas Turbines
- Miniature Traction Engines in Steam
- Model boating pool (members of the public are invited to 'have a go')
- Agricultural Engines
- Indoor Remote Control Helicopters and Aeroplanes (members of the public are invited to 'have a go')
- Model Railway (members of the public are invited to 'have a go')
- Remote Control Trucks and Construction Plant
- Working Model Tram Way
- Stirling Engines
- Steam Engines
- Working Hovercrafts
- Steam Lorries
Clubs and Societies
These Clubs and Demonstrations are correct at time of publication, however they maybe subject to change.
2017 Exhibition Award Winners
The CuP Alloys Trophy went to Rob Speare for the Best Themed Exhibit.
Presentation of the CuP Alloys trophy to Rob Speare for the Best Themed Exhibit .
A superb display put together by Bristol SMEE member Rob Speare pulled together exhibits from all over the country covering a wide range of Bulleid's work, one all the way from the Isle of Man. This was a superb effort by Rob and won him the Best Themed Exhibit at the 2017show and was awarded the CuP Alloys Cup. This was a slight departure from previous years when the award went to the Best in Show model, but the judges felt that in this instance, the superb Bullied display should be recognised with the award. With many thanks to all of the contibuters.
A line up (above) of some of the Bullied model contributers.
Best Club Stand 2017 Award went to the Avon and Bristol Woodturners.
Presentation of the trophy for the best club stand at 2017 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, the winner is the Avon and Bristol Woodturners. Another superb and engaging display. They have won this award on several occasions and this yearís display was certainly outstanding.