N.A.M.E. stands for the Northern Association of Model Engineers and it will be represented at the show in April. What is it? The organisation’s website explains N.A.M.E.’s purpose as follows:
“It was formed in 1945 to “promote, encourage, develop and organise the model engineering movement in the north of England”. Its brief goes some way beyond that these days. Geographical coverage extends from the south of England to the Scottish highlands and into Wales and Ulster, and as well as promoting and encouraging the hobby we are increasingly having to protect it from potentially damaging legislation in which it is caught under the law of unintended consequences. The Association is represented on the British Model Engineering Liaison Group which discusses these matters with government departments and the insurance companies.
SERVICES provided by the Association to member clubs and individuals include the provision of insurance services, loan facilities for capital projects, agreed codes of practice, an advisory service, representation on national bodies, and the staging of various rallies and exhibitions to promote the hobby and to provide a convivial forum for the exchange of ideas and news.
MEMBERSHIP is open to clubs and societies whose hobby is model engineering or related subjects. We do not enrol individuals, but we do provide services to individuals through their clubs. Whilst the majority of our member societies are steam orientated all types of models, horology and miniature engineering are embraced.”
Find out more by speaking to representatives at the show. Have a look at their website here.