It is with sadness that I report the death of one of our past members David Beale on 8th January 2016. This follows the passing of his wife Marcia only a month previously. Whilst not a current member,. David was well known to many of us for his superb Stanley restorations and the Reliant Fox conversion. Known to many people in the model engineering world, where his locomotives and engineering skills were something to marvel at. I first met him at Blackgates Miniature Railway Club near Wakefield over 40 years ago and will always remember him as a brilliant engineer and a true gentleman.
Harold Bell Chairman SCCGB
What a sad loss, David was a VERY good friend of ours and we have spent many happy hours on his steam boat(s), also holidays together with Marcia , his workmanship was of the highest order always to gold medal standard , although he never chased accolades, his was the type of work quality many , including myself, aspired too, and in his own words " you know I have no sense of humour " but I have been witness to the odd funny remark by David, all the more funny as it was not expected , A very clever man with an extended knowledge of engineering and he has my utmost respect