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Leyland SME Programme for 2024

Issue 1


Thursday  04 January         Meeting Night - Annual General Meeting 

Thursday  18 January         Meeting Night - Grinding: Hints, tips and how to subscribe…….



Thursday 01 February       Meeting Night  - Things you have made for under £1

Tuesday  13   February       School Holiday Running 

Thursday 15 February       Meeting Night -  Internal Combustion anything, just for a change

Thursday 29  February       Meeting Night -  Whistles: Glug, splut or “I like the sound of that!”



Thursday 14  March           Meeting Night - Safety valves, the inside bits

Sunday    17  March           Boiler Testing Day at the track

Thursday 28 March           Meeting Night - Project Night - members latest efforts on display

Friday     29 March            Easter Bank Holiday Running



Monday   01  April            Easter Bank Holiday Running

Tuesday  02  April            School Holiday Running

Thursday 04 April             Committee Meeting

Tuesday  09   April            School Holiday Running 

Thursday 11 April            Meeting Night - Barges to Rails, steam power and railways a talk by guest speaker Nigel Hardacre

Sunday    21  April            Traction Attraction - Contact “Big Shaun” 

Thursday 25  April            Meeting Night  -  Rectifications you have made


Monday   06  May             Bank Holiday Running

Thursday 09  May             Meeting Night –Piston Valves, the ins and outs, if you can excuse the pun!

Thursday 23  May             Meeting Night – Screwcutting, if you’ve never had a go, you never know..

Sunday     26  May            Worden Park Closed to LSME owing to Music Festival

Monday   27  May             Bank Holiday Running

Tuesday  28   May             School Holiday Running 



Sat / Sun 01/02 June         Sweet Pea Rally

Thursday      06 June          Meeting Night : “What makes a grate great?– fire bars to rosebuds etc.

Saturday       15June          Leyland Festival  - LSME have agreed to provide train services

Thursday      20 June          Meeting Night- Project Night - members latest efforts on display

Thursday      27 June          Committee meeting

Thursday      04 July         Meeting Night – An introduction to the designs of Mr. Geo Thomas

Thursday       18 July          Meeting Night - Low Voltage Night - LED's, POT's, Hadron Collider..

Fri/Sat/Sun 19/21 July       IMLEC at Southport

Tuesday        23 July         School Holiday Running 

Tuesday        30 July         School Holiday Running 


Thursday 01 August           Meeting Night

Tuesday  06 August           School Holiday Running 

Saturday  10 August           LEYLEC 2024 : Members fun competition + Fish & Chips for tea!

Tuesday  13 August           School Holiday Running

Thursday 15 August          Meeting Night : Collections Night - coins, stamps, antiques, pills, debt

Tuesday  20 August           School Holiday Running 

Monday  26 August           Bank Holiday Running

Tuesday  27 August           School Holiday Running

Thursday 29August           Meeting Night - Useless fittings night, things you made then binned…


Thursday 12 Sept               Meeting Night -  Stewart Whillis -A lifetime of horological items

Thursday 19 Sept               Committee Meeting

Thursday 26 Sept               Meeting Night - Project Night - Members latest work on display


Sunday    06 October         Boiler Testing Day at the track

Thursday 10 October         Meeting Night –  Bring & Buy – ignore the quality – feel the mass!

Sunday    13 October          Diesel Day – Visitors welcome – refreshments available

Thursday 24October           Meeting Night - Just what are PTFE seats ?, and how to ruin them


Tuesday  22 October          School Holiday Running 

Thursday 31 October         Meeting Night Halloween at the Track!!!


Thursday 07 November      Meeting Night : Bring a Thing – any item of interest

Thursday 21 November      Meeting Night : Manometer Time - You Tube clips - think about it…

Sunday 24 November         Mike Taylors Hot Pot Lunch - Family and members come together to remember


Thursday  05 December      Meeting Night - Project Night - Members latest work on display

Thursday  12 December     Committee meeting

Thursday  19 December     Chat Night

Thursday  26 December     Boxing Day meet up in the Park


Wednesday 01 January       “New Year Gathering” members steam up down at the track

Thursday    09  January      Meeting Night - Annual General Meeting 

Meeting Nights are held in the Conservative Club

70 Stanifield Lane, Leyland PR25 4GA, 20.00 hrs. or follow us on Facebook or email

Club House 01772  455580 (Tuesdays and Sundays)


Leyland Society of Model Engineers 

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