Culbin Model Club

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Our next meeting is in the Milnes Institute Findhorn, on Tuesday 20th November at 7:30pm. Glyn Wells will have a DVD about steam trains. We will also need to discuss and update our programme for next year and the position of the flying field(s) We are still short of a sailing pond, anyone got ideas?



The annual MODEL FAIR will be taking place in Elgin Town Hall on 3rd & 4th Nov. The Club will have a stand as usual. Please come along, there will be a good display of models of all types and Club members will be in attendance to discuss all and every modelling matter!
Hope to see you there.



The next meeting of the will be at 7.30 on 16th November in the James Milne Institute Findhorn . This will be a 'BRING and BUY' but members will be bring other articles along for discussion purposes. New members are always welcome, maybe bring something yourself.
Looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday night.



The 1st meeting of the season will be at 7.30 on 18th September in the James Milne Institute Findhorn . Tony Hartley will be giving a very interesting talk on building model boats. Potential new members are very welcome, please come and see what we get up to. Looking forward to meeting everybody on Tuesday night.



The meeting on 20th Feb will be at Findhorn as usual. The subject of 'The Club website' will be a wide ranging discussion on the promotion and development of the Club as well as the usual chat, banter and general putting of the modelling world to rights.
Let's hope for a good turnout.


A message from the secretary:
Sorry for the delay, tying up some of the details for the next few meetings took longer than I thought. However I have now arranged for the Spring events.
Tuesday 20th February - Findhorn Hall – Roger Boston will give us an illustrated talk on our Club website.
Tuesday 20th March - Bar Meal at the Mosset Tavern Forres. This is open to wives, partners and friends.
Please return your menu options to John by 1st MAR (with payment)
Tuesday 17th April:- Richard Oakley will give us an illustrated talk on 3D printing [a different method than the one we’ve seen] and some items he has made. Including a model 4WD gearbox.


The weather was terrible for our visit to UHI Inverness preventing a number of people attending but those present were given a very interesting tour of the engineering department by Andy Reed.
It is proposed to run a series of evening classes on model engineering at Inverness and anyone interested should contact John Tweddle orAndy Reed for further information.


The meeting on 17th Oct in Findhorn will now be a bring and buy event. Please look around for anything you no longer require and bring it along for someone else to cherish. Bring some money so that you can go home with something of value to you as well.
There is also a change to the November meeting, this will now be a visit to the engineering dept. of UHI in Inverness, details to follow.


Last Tuesday we had a very interesting visit to Moravia, a collection of historic aircraft and associated equipment at Kinloss. None of our group had been before and everyone was fascinated by the exhibits and information given by the dedicated volunteers. If you haven't been before I can thoroughly recommend it. A link to their website is on our LOCAL LINKS page.


Don't forget the Club has a stand at the exhibition in the hall at Hopeman on Sun 17th. Hope to see you there between 10.30 and 4.30.


Tom Ellis has arranged a visit to MORAVIA on 15th August at 7pm.
he has also invited us to see his hornby railway layout nearby.
Further details to follow.


FORRES THEME DAY Please bring along your models for the stand at Grant Park.
At the moment the display is very sparse.
Please contact John if you can contribute anything.


Change to advertised programme for 18/4/17: Les Grosvenor will show a film about the Cleveland Iron Stone working on Tees-side.



Andy Reed wil not be able to give the talk at the next meeting on 18/4/17, can anyone step in to present something? Please contact the secretary if you can help.


Last weekend was the MMRG Exhibition in Elgin town hall. The Club stand was looking good and although visitor numbers were down it was a successful weekend.
Club exhibition stand


Last night we met at the Mosset Tavern in Forres with wives and partners for a meal and conversation. A good time was had by one and all. Thanks to John for the organisation. Remember to put the next meeting in your diary: 18thApril for a talk on C.A.D. by Andy Reed.


Les Grosvenor gave a very detailed talk last night. We learned a lot about the different types of helicopters, the control methods and the complicated airflow pattern over the rotating wing and how it affects the behaiviour of the controls and the aircraft. The amount of work that Les had put into the presentation was greatly appreciated. An excellent night, Thank you Les.
Helicopter demonstration
Flight demonstration!


On Tuesday 21st February at 19.30 there will be a talk on "How Helicopters Fly" given by Les Grosvenor. This illustrated talk, to be held at the James Milne Institute in Findhorn, will be given by Les, an experienced SAR helicopter pilot, who will explain all about the aerodynamics of these machines and, no doubt, other interesting information . Please come along to what promises to be an educational and entertaining evening.

Welcome to the Culbin Model Club website.

Our Club has a 40 year history and members from all over the north of Scotland with interests ranging from 'Trains and boats and planes' to many other items including live steam and internal combustion engines, horology, tool making, 3D printing, etc. Although the club has a strong affinity to the age of steam, the diverse interests within the membership covers the whole gamut of modelling , mechanical, nautical, electronic, architectural, aeronautical as well as other skills and modelling interests.Recently we have had talks and demonstrations on drones and other flying objects and are currently discusing the construction and launching of model rockets (look out SpaceX), but basically we are just a group of people who enjoy making things and finding out how they work. Meetings normally take place in the James Milne Institute, Findhorn, full details in programme.
"We are just a group of people who enjoy making things"
For more information, pictures, details of our programme etc. use the menu at the top of the page where you will find information on all club activities. Please do not hesitate to contact us as above or just come to one of the meetings.