The Model Engineering Exhibition was put on by the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Geelong.
If you're interested in the art of building and displaying Model Engines you can contact David Mann, Secretary and Treasurer of the Society for details on how to join.
The Geelong Society of Model & Experimental Engineers aims to promote Model Engineering in the Geelong area. Members of the society are a diverse group of people, whose main interest is making objects from miniature to full size. Hopefully the objects have some type of engine installed and the object is able to be operated and displayed on Exhibition Days.
The Geelong Society of Model and Experimental Engineers welcomes visitors to General and Day meetings. The Annual Exhibition of members and guest work was held on November 14th and 15th from 10.00am to 4.00pm on each day.
The display was held in the East Wing of Osborne House, 51 Swinburne Street, North Geelong.
According to Wikipedia model engineering is the hobby or pursuit of constructing proportionally scaled working representations of full-sized machines in miniature.
It is a branch of metal working that has a strong emphasis on artisanry - as opposed to mass production. It is now mainly a hobby, however in the past it had commercial and industrial use.
The term "model engineering" was in use by 1881. Some hobbyists in the United States may also have been called "Home Shop Machinists".
For industrialised countries, the term Model Engineering is most popular and has an engineering heritage extending back to the days of steam power.
The classic areas of model engineering are live steam models - typically steam locomotives, stationary engines and traction engines. The scope also extends to internal combustion engines and clock making.
For anybody who went along to the Model Engineering Exhibition, please comment and share your photos. For those who missed out there is always next year.
Up until December 2014, there was a small model train line running at Drysdale, in joint cooperation between Rotary Club of Drysdale and The Geelong Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. Currently the model trains are not running as there is a slight issue with safety and drivers - not that the train drivers are not safe. I think it is more about accreditation. The model train service was very popular. Keep your eye on the Facebook website to see when the service resumes running again.
See the notice below:
NOTICE "The Rotary Club of Drysdale wishes to advise that due to the inability to provide suitably trained and qualified staff to operate the Portarlington Miniature Railway it will be placed into recess effective from 1 January 2015 until further notice. The safety of the general public is paramount in making this decision. The Rotary Club wants to thank all those sponsors and volunteers who have contributed over the years to the operation of the Portarlington Miniature Railway since its inception and it is hoped services can resume soon."