"The Bradford Challenge" - Miniature High-Speed Locomotive Competition

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Bradford Model Engineering Society would like to invite you to participate in an exciting event that we will be running in early June, 2024.

We run the Northcliffe Miniature Railway and one of our tracks will host a “High-Speed, Radio-Controlled Locomotive Competition”, known as “The Bradford Challenge”. Traditionally this has been for the society’s members but we are opening it up to neighbouring societies, schools and colleges who are challenged to build locomotives to compete in the event. I have attached an invitation that gives further details and guidelines.

For schools and colleges, we believe that this event provides an opportunity to use the students’ imagination, innovation and creativity to design and build a locomotive to compete in the 2-lap time trials. It would support many of the curriculum activities and aims such as:

  • Designing & making high-quality prototypes
  • Development of creative, technical and practical expertise

… and include aerodynamics, radio-control, safety, problem-solving and mathematical modelling & CAD, as well as practical skills. The three classes of locomotives should present opportunities for all ages and abilities.

If you are interested in joining the competition, or would like further details, perhaps also a visit to the miniature railway, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Society.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Adrian Shuttleworth

President, Bradford Model Engineering Society

Please see our flyer for more information



Published: 06/02/2024
Audience: Design & Technology leads & teachers
Contact: Adrian Shuttleworth

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