The Beamish Model Engineering Group (BMEG) was started in 1991. Membership was drawn from the Wallsend Technical Institute and the Chester-le Street Model engineering Club. Initially the group was closely associated with the Friends of Beamish in building of embankments and other infra- structure. There has been considerable interchange of members between the two groups depending on interests.
Many BMEG members are building locomotives to Ken Swan’s design including various versions of Koppel, Wren, Jessie, six wheeled versions of Bridget, and Neptune. The latter developed from a Neptune shipyard engine. However the Beamish Model Engineering Group are chiefly building railway buildings and structures such as a carriage sheds, water towers, ticket offices etc.
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