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.
|Sat-Sun 23-24 Feb||Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition||Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham. More details at http://mmex.co.uk|
|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 http://www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk|
|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 http://www.thedoncastershow.com|
|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 http://www.sevenandaquarter.org and http://newportmodelengineering.uk|
|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 http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk|
|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.|
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).
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org