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MCSME Acquires Sandiway Wood
The Mid Cheshire Society of Model Engineers (MCSME) is pleased to announce that they have recently completed the purchase of the section of Kennel Wood which is known as Sandiway Wood. The land is to the east of Blakemere Craft Centre on the A556, just before the junction with the A49, if traveling west.
Work has already begun to tidy up the rubbish that has accumulated in this part of the wood over many years. Some trees necessary for the construction of the ground level track have been removed and the brush wood stacked to improve the ecology of the area. More trees will need to be removed to provide a car park and off loading area etc; but as it is now the nesting season for birds this work cannot take place before September.
General improvements to this section of the wood comply with arboricultural and ecological requirements of the Cheshire West Council. The rate of progress on the track laying will depend on the availability of members to carry out these works, but with good luck and a following wind, we could have a little steam action by May!
Whilst mainly being a “Railway” based club, with (when finished) a 3.5" & 5” raised track inside a 357 Metre - 5" & 7.25" ground level track, we do have, and would welcome all prospective new members from the many other model engineering disciplines, ie, Traction and Stationary Engines, Boats, Aircraft etc. Or anyone with a particular interest, but none of that precious time to actually make an engine, can always come and help, and learn to drive the club’s engines.
The usual working day is Sunday and any help would be most welcome.
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