Programme of Events


LMMES reserve the right to cancel or amend the published events without notice.

The events listed below are open to the public. Details of member events can be found on the Members Only pages.

Date Event Details
Sat-Sun 23-24 Feb Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham. More details at
Sat – Sun 16 – 17 March Midlands Garden Railway Show The Show for larger scales covers O Gauge, G Scale, Gauge 1 and 16mm and more.. see live steam, gas & coal fired locomotives. Warwickshire Event Centre
Sun, 7 April Public Running The first public running day of our Summer season: 10-30am until about 3.45pm. Weather permitting. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday from now until the last Sunday in September. Lunch break 12.30-1.15
Fri, 19 April Good Friday Public Running Public running
Sun, 21 April Easter Sunday Public Running Easter Sunday public running day
Mon, 22 Apr Bank holiday Public Running Easter Monday public running day
Fri – Sat 26-27 Apr GL5 meeting GL5 meeting at Cinderbarrow. Members welcome to come and see the railway running to timetable with 5” gauge engines and rolling stock only.
Mon, 6 May Bank Holiday Public Running Bank Holiday Public running
Fri – Sun 10 – 12 May Doncaster National ME Exhibition Doncaster National Model Engineering Exhibition, Details are available on the exhibition’s website at
Mon, 27 May Public Running Late May Bank Holiday Public Running Day
Sat, 8 Jun 2pm 40 Year Anniversary Party Exhibition and Barbecue Arrival from 2pm, barbecuing from 4pm. Further details to be announced.
Sat, 6 July Open Day Cinderbarrow opens its gates to our neighbouring Northern Societies. Probably one of the busiest days in our calendar. The day is full, demanding, memorable and very satisfying, what else would you want? Our club room displays a superb table of refreshments for all, with many thanks for the arrangements by members’ wives/partners
Wed, 7 Aug 11am – 4pm Gauge One North West Group Gauge One North West Group visit to Cinderbarrow
Mon, 26 Aug Public Running August Bank Holiday Public Running Day
Fri – Sun 6 – 8 Sep 7.25” Gauge Society Gala & AGM weekend 7.25” Gauge Society Gala and AGM weekend at City of Newport Model Engineering Society. More information at and
Sun, 29 Sep Last running day of season Last Public Running Day
Thu – Sun 17-20 Oct Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition Venue: Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. More details at
Wed, 31 Oct Halloween Night Our biggest evening of the year when we are joined by a variety of characters to help make this the most memorable of the year’s train journeys.

Open Day

Open Day

7th July 2018. 9.30am until 4pm

Lancaster And Morecambe Model Engineering Society holds Open Days, when we invite other clubs to visit to run their locomotives on our two quarter mile tracks. Our ground level tracks cater for 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge and are used to give rides to the public as well as for club members’ use. The minimum radius is approximately 35ft leaving the steaming bays (an alternative exit is available). The incline is a maximum of 1:76. At the entrance to the site there is a 2.15m height barrier (this can be removed by arrangement in advance).

General Guidelines

  • Our site will be open from 9.30 a.m. until 4p.m.
  • Carriages are available, which are fitted with standard vacuum brakes, but please bring your own Driving Trucks, though a limited number of Trucks will be provided.
  • We will supply coal, steam oil and mains water.
  • Our facilities include covered raised steaming bays, 12V DC blower supplies, compressed air and a hydraulic platform.
  • Owners of steam locomotives must provide: a valid boiler certificate (which complies with procedures set out by the Northern and Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies), a valid insurance certificate and a current membership card. For inspection prior to running it on our track.
  • A buffet lunch will be provided in our clubhouse with refreshments throughout your stay. We have toilets within the clubhouse.
  • All visiting drivers will be given guidance for safe running and instruction on the signalling system.

N.B This information and an attendance form are available for download by clicking the links below.

Open Day information
Open Day attendance form

A few pictures from our Open Day July 2018.

Learn to Drive!

Drive it Experience Day

Would you like to drive a miniature railway locomotive? We have a choice of steam or electric locomotives.
Come and talk to us at the club or e-mail us at:

Driving Day Experience

Driving Day Application Form