Covid 19 Update: Partial Reopening


With the government easing the measures on lockdown from July 4th your committee has been reviewing how NSMEE can move forward.


A review of the risk assessment was commissioned and following the advice received we would like to advise members what activities we believe can be safely performed under the latest restrictions. A PDF copy of the risk assessment can be DOWNLOADED HERE.


We can have up to 20 members only on site at any one time. This means our family and friends will unfortunately not be allowed to join members when they attend site.

On arrival your temperature will be taken and recorded on a register of attendees. This will be carried out by the person in charge for the day.

You will also be briefed on the current rules we have in place on site relating to areas that remain out of bounds and how many people can be in an area at a time.

The toilet and wash facilities for example will remain as a single occupancy area.


The Kitchen , shop and clubroom will remain out of bounds. If you attend site it is important you bring enough food and drink to last you for your visit and please bring your own sanitiser and wipes if possible. The premises continue to be cleaned each time site is attended but it will also be necessary for members to wipe all areas / equipment they use.

We will be maintaining a social distance of 2 meters at all times as most of our members are either close to or in the at risk category. Maintenance will be opened up to all areas of site as will any development projects that have been put on hold during the pandemic.

The Workshop will be available for between 2 and 4 members to use but if more than 2 members are in the workshop a mask must be worn ( this is considered good practise as the area is indoors) and social distance rules should be observed at all times.

Both the raised and ground level tracks can be used by members only with up to a maximum of 4 trains on each. The raised steaming bays will use bay 1 & 3 under cover and again outside whilst the 7¼” steaming bays should use all 3 bays and the locos staggered down each bay.


Any member wishing to attend site MUST BOOK IN WITH PETE TOWLE beforehand to ensure we do not have more members and locos on site than can be accommodated which would result in members having a wasted journey. If you do not pre book please do not get upset when asked to leave site.

Only yesterday the country witnessed a local spike of the virus which will more than likely be repeated in other areas of the country during the coming weeks.

Our membership is spread over a vast part of the country which will mean some of our members will be subjected to local restrictions again at some point in time.


If you live in or are close to one of those areas it is important that you do not put any of your fellow members at risk so please DO NOT try and attend site during restricted times.

The Workshop will be available for between 2 and 4 members to use but if more than 2 members are in the workshop a mask must be worn ( this is considered good practise as the area is indoors) and social distance rules should be observed at all times.

We are unfortunately in a very strange and risky time that has the potential to devastate family lives so please consider all our members before taking any actions yourself.

The government are continually updating how we should act during this pandemic and the committee will continue to monitor and assess the impact on NSMEE. We have scheduled a further review of the risk assessment at the end of July at which point we will advise any updates to the current policies.

Until then, please stay safe!
NSMEE Committee.


N.S.M.E.E

The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd was founded in 1929 and is one of the longest established societies in the UK. Monthly members meetings provide varied programme of interesting talks. Alongside a full diary of public running days

 

With a membership now in excess of 280, whose interests span the many branches of model engineering. The society now has its permanent home within the GCR(N) Ruddington Fields Site and actively participates in the work of the centre alongside our full size GCR(N) colleagues.

 

Our miniature railway track caters for all popular gauges, including Gauge 1, 3½ inch, 5 inch gauge raised tracks and 7¼ inch gauge ground level track each complete with tunnels, extensive landscaping, full signalling and easy unloading and loading of engines.

Get in Touch

  • Email:
     enquiries@nsmee.org.uk


  • Address:

    N.S.M.E.E
     Great Central Railway  (Nottingham), Mere Way,  Ruddington, Notts,
     NG11 6JS.