Our Exhibits

2016 Thornbury Exhibition

Another successful exhibition organised by the BSMEE. Review by Richard Lunn

We had a large variety of exhibits this year with many of local interest and also many celebrating 175 years of the GWR Works at Swindon. Authorised on 25th February 1841, Swindon Works became operational on 2nd January 1843 and by 1851 employed 2000 men, producing one locomotive per week.
The BSMEE club stand received many favourable comments for the GWR display and the diorama certainly added interest with the 14XX being rebuilt in the shed. The only problem being how to do anything equal or better in 2017?
Of local interest were models of Concorde, Brunel’s other bridge and the Fry’s Sentinel engine.
There were plenty of Club Stands with ESMEE winning the prize for best club stand, the best model award also went to an ESMEE member, Bob Huntley, for his superb Garret traction engine.
One of my personal favourites had to be the Meccano vintage garage.
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. Please spread the word for any new entries for 2017.

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. Either way you will need to fill out an exhibitors form if you wish to display a model. 2017 Forms will be available on-line from the end of February 2017

Below you will find the list of 2016 Exhibitors and Exhibits and we hope to see them back next year 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 - Video
- 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
- Handicrafts
- Steam Lorries

Clubs and Societies

6880 Betton Grange Society Ltd
Air Water Land Model Group
Avon and Bristol Woodturners
Avon Valley Railway
Beaufort Model Flying Club
Bristol LMS Club
Bristol Model Car Club
Bristol SMEE
Cardiff Marine Modellers
Crofton Pumping Station
City of Newport Model Engineering Soc.
Clevedon and District Model Boat Club
East Somerset Society MEE
Ffestiniog Society
Friends of Swindon Railway Museum
Gas Turbine Builders' Association
Ground Level 5 inch Gauge Main Line Assoc.
Guild of Model Wheelwrights (The)
Hereford Society ME
I.C. Engine Builders' Group
Kingmoor Black 5  44901
Medway Queen Preservation Society
Model Balloons

National 2.5inch Guage Association
Newcomen Society (The)
Northern Association of Model Eng Societies
North Devon Marine Modellers
Old Locomotive Committee
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust
Severn Mendip 16mm Society
Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
Society of Ornamental Turners
South West Meccano Club
South West RC Truckers
Southern Federation of Model Engineers
Stirling Engine Society (The)
Stroud Society of Model Engineers
Surface Warships Association
Taunton Model Engineering Society
Vale of Berkley Railway
West Huntspill MES
Westland & Yeovil District MES
Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Group
West Wilts Model Engineering Club
Woodspring Model Sailing Club
Yate & Sodbury Model Boat Club

These Clubs and Demonstrations are correct at time of publication, however they maybe subject to change.

2016 Award Winners to be posted soon

Best Model 2015

Steven Wessel's Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IV Aero Engine Presentation by Bernard North( Vice President BSMEE) of the CuP Alloys trophy for the best model at last year's Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition to the winner Stephen Wessel from East Somerset Model Engineers for his Armstrong Siddeley Lynx IV Aero Engine.

Best Club Stand 2015

Suface Warship Association, Best Club Stand

Presentation of the trophy for the best club stand at last year's Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition, the winner is the Surface Warship Association.

Surface Warship Association Stand.

Suface Warship Association, Best Club Stand

Surface Warship Association Stand.

Suface Warship Association, Best Club Stand

Surface Warship Association Stand.

Suface Warship Association, Best Club Stand


Exhibition Floor Layout, 2016