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Next Public Running is Sunday 1st September

Well, the August running day was busy! The combination of the nice weather and an event day at Viables generated a never ending queue effect. New customers arrived at a steady rate almost equal to the rate at which we could load trains, so the queue moved and nobody had to wait too long. At our normal finishing time of 4 p.m. there were still plenty of people around and we made a decision to carry on until there was nobody wanting a ride. We finished at 4:50 p.m. !

Thank you to everyone who came. Everything you contribute through the fare box goes to maintaining the site and improving the experience.

I was too busy to take any photos, so these are from July. The next Public Running is Sunday 1st September.

Boy with traction engine
As well as running trains we also had a traction engine running around and attracting interest.
Busy Train
Every seat taken - no standing.

Members' and Visitors' Running Days 2019

The club has running days where any member of the club can run their railway, traction or stationary engine at our facilities. The aim of the day is to run, enjoy, socialise and show models to other club members. Unfortunately these events are not open to the public due to restrictions on our insurance policy.

Members of other clubs are welcome to attend any member's day throughout the year. Boiler certificates will be required. Please get in contact if you wish to run from another club to let us know to expect you (and to make sure we have enough tea and biscuits).

Members day running is usually from about 10am to 5pm.

May12Member Running
June15Visitors' Open Day with Fish & Chip Lunch
September8Visitors' Open Day with Fish & Chip Lunch
22Member Running
October12Member Running
November10Member Running

Tuesday Evening Meeting 2019

Social club meetings are on alternate Tuesday nights at the clubhouse, and often have a theme or event. These meetings are for members only, although prospective members are welcome, please ensure you find a member and are signed in as a visitor.

Meetings run from 7pm to 9pm, with optional members running afternoon.

MonthEvening of
July2, 16, 30
August13, 27
September10, 24
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