Dis­cover the buzz of Dur­ban North

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Er­rol Koch, chair­man of the Dur­ban So­ci­ety of Model En­gi­neers

‘I was a marine en­gi­neer and have al­ways en­joyed mak­ing things. I first joined the DSME back in 1982 and en­joy the hobby and the peo­ple I meet there. The DSME pro­motes the mak­ing of minia­tures of mainly en­gi­neer­ing objects, such as steam lo­co­mo­tives, steam en­gines, clocks and the like. It was founded in 1913, one of the first clubs of its kind out­side the UK. More than 50 years ago, mem­bers built a minia­ture of the first steam loco to run in SA, and later a 420-me­tre raised track to run it on.’ • The So­ci­ety hosts a public ‘run­ning day’ on the mini rail­way on the sec­ond Sun­day of the month at 10 Hin­ton Grove, Vir­ginia Cir­cle. Birth­day par­ties can be hosted here, too, with train rides. dsme.co.za

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