Over many year’s children, young people, adults and seniors
have enjoyed riding behind one of our member’s miniature locomotives at our
track. To the younger supporters who have never seen full sized versions of
these locomotives it is an eye opener to how things were years ago. To the
adults it brings back memories of their holiday travel before the package deal
flights became popular and of course to many seniors it reflects the ways of
travel before even the motor cars. Members here build or assemble their own
locomotives for the sheer fun of it and enjoy showing their skills to anyone
that cares to look. Locomotives are powered by either ‘proper’ steam propulsion
while others use battery electric to drive them around. Whatever the form of
propulsion the rides take place on an elevated track that allows either of
three track gauges to run, these are 2.5 inch, 3.5 inch and 5 inch gauges.
Passenger carrying cars all run on the wider 5 inch gauge for stability
purposes. The track length is as near 1000feet as makes no difference and is
elevated all the way around. The reason we have used an elevated track is
because it makes for a safer ride with the weight being displaced through a
beneficial centre of gravity.
The dates for your train rides on our track are all listed
on our ‘Programme’ page of this web site.
One big problem we have is that of a declining membership level. As the years roll by so do some of our members, leaving us with a smaller amount of input to control our activities. That is why we ask that if any of you would be interested in joining us, even if only to become a member that assists us in our operations please approach any of us for more information.