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FSME 2015 SCHEDULE
1. With the warm weather on the way, the Frontenac Railway at Battersea will soon be back in operation.
The planned 2015 schedule is 7 confirmed dates with 3 'rain days' **.
Sun 07 June
Sat 11 July
Sun 09 August
Sun 30 Aug
Sun 27 Sept
Sun 18 Oct
On these dates we plan on being in "steam" with at least 1 locomotive on the track from noon until 2pm.
At the time of posting, we cannot guarantee public rides on these dates.
Rain days - in case the previous date was rained out:
Sun 26 July**
Sat 05 Sept **
Sat 01 Nov **
If you will be travelling any distance to see us, probably better to contact us first to be sure we are planning on running.
We are also attending the Canada Day festivities in Sydenham on July 1st and the Battersea Pumpkin Festival on October 3rd and will be giving rides on these two dates.
The Frontenac Society of Model Engineers Inc. (FSME) is a society whose members have a common interest in Model Engineering.
The Society welcomes new members.
For more information please contact Philip Ibbotson by email at: hngresley at gmail dot com
Our mission is to foster an appreciation of and continue the knowledge of machinery, transport and equipment, from the industrial revolution to the present day. This is typically achieved by recreating, in miniature, working or non-working models of any kind of machinery or transport item, be they powered by steam, internal combustion, electricity, or other means.
A model of a steam engine or internal combustion engine will actually operate just as the original full sized prototype operated. Most models produced by Model Engineers are based on real life engines and machinery. A tremendous amount of planning and work goes into getting these models to look and operate just as the real one does.
Model engineering appeals to all age groups and all sections of the community. Being a member of a model engineering society gives you the opportunity to participate as a member of a close fraternity that is keen to assist anyone as required.
A working model of a stationary mill engine
On the model railway front, we own a coal fired 3-1/2" gauge Hudson (4-6-4) steam locomotive for members use, so you don't have to build your own to join in the fun!
We are currently well into the building of new outdoor model railway tracks in Battersea, 20 minutes North of Kingston.
Our new tracks include 7-1/4" gauge ground level, running through field and trees, and multi gauge elevated tracks. The club has 100 feet of 3-1/2" gauge, and 100 feet of 7-1/4" gauge, portable track that can be set up at local shows, for demonstrations and to give rides to the public.
A couple of pictures from the new FSME tracks in Battersea - showing this hobby is for everyone.
On our new multi-gauge elevated line late in 2011 - two of our youngsters- closely supervised by Grandad.
On our new 7-1/4" gauge ground line in 2011 -one of our 'elders'
Some photos from the recent 2012 Pumpkin Festival
Even a video
For more information please contact Philip Ibbotson by email at hngresley at gmail dot com.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, at 7:30 p.m.
Directions to FSME tracks:
From hwy 401, take Kingston exit #619 North at Montreal Street (Battersea Road) through Sunbury to Battersea village. In Battersea turn left into the ballfield., take the road immediately to your left, follow it through the trees, and continue to you see the tracks on your right.
This page last updated May 06 2015