Programme of Events

Trains will be running Sunday, 5 April 2020

Events

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

The Society arranges various talks and other events, mainly on Monday evenings. Members of the public are welcome to come along to our talks and other events. Please contact the secretary (see Contact page ) for more information.

We also run trains for the public every Sunday and Bank Holiday from April to 18th October (not listed below), and a special on Halloween.

2020 Programme
DateEventDetails
Mon, 2 Dec 7.30pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Sat, 14 Dec 12:00 Christmas Lunch Christmas lunch - "Number 17", Milnthorpe. Contact John McKay to book your place!
Mon, 2 Dec 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Sat, 14 Dec 12.30pm Christmas Lunch Christmas lunch - "Number 17", Milnthorpe. Contact John McKay to book your place!
Wed, 1 Jan Informal running If the weather and mince pies permit, some hardy members may welcome in the New Year with a running session.
Mon, 20 Jan 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Mon, 27 Jan 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 3 Feb 7.30pm Informal Evening An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Mon, 17 Feb 7.30pm Auction night Please bring along any surplus items wasting space in your workshop - or anything else for that matter. Pay a commission or donate all proceeds to the Society.
Mon, 24 Feb 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 2 Mar 7.30pm Engineering Evening The night where you bring a project along. This can be anything you are currently working on including drawings. It does not have to be railway biased. The idea is to discuss various manufacturing processes with a particular emphasis on helping those with limited experience.
Wed, 11 Mar (provisional date) BGLR AGM and Spring General Meeting Bitains Great Little Railways meeting at Watford Miniature Railway
Sat - Sun 14 - 15 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
Mon, 16 Mar 7.30pm Presentation Open discussion on Maintenance, Training and Operation of the Railway. Please come and have your say.
Mon, 23 March 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Sun, 29 March Pre-Season Testing Day and Training day NO PUBLIC RUNNING. All the operational items are brought into use to check correct function. Boiler testing, hydraulic and steam, available on site all day. ALL MEMBERS NEEDING CERTIFICATION PLEASE TRY TO COME TODAY. Come along and get trained in any of the operations for running the railway. New members are encouraged to come and be trained and old hands can come along for a refresher. Contact Debbie Griffiths for information.
Sun, 5 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 October. Lunch break 12.30-1.15
Mon, 6 Apr 7.30pm Informal Evening An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Fri, 10 April Good Friday Public Running Public running
Sun, 12 April Easter Sunday Public Running Easter Sunday public running day
Mon, 13 Apr Bank holiday Public Running Easter Monday public running day
Mon, 20 Apr 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Tue, 21 Apr Members Running Afternoon The third Tuesday of each month during our running season is reserved for members to use our railway at Cinderbarrow rather than build/maintain it. This is the day of the month specifically reserved for members.
Fri - Sun 24-26 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. This year GL5 takes over a Sunday. No public running on this day.
Sat, 25 Apr Gauge One Spring Show Shepshed High School (Open to the public). More details at https://www.g1mra.com/2020-spring-meeting/
Mon, 27 Apr 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Fri, 8 May Bank Holiday Public Running VE Day bank holiday public running
Fri - Sun 8 - 10 May Doncaster National ME Exhibition Doncaster National Model Engineering Exhibition, Details are available on the exhibition’s website at http://www.thedoncastershow.com
Mon, 18 May 7.30pm Presentation Geoff Martell: Geoff will repeat his talk on building and looking after your boiler. If anyone is currently working on one or thinking of building one, please bring your drawings along.
Tue, 19 May Member Running Members Running Afternoon
Mon, 25 May Public Running Late May Bank Holiday Public Running Day Trustee meeting postponed till tomorrow.
Mon, 1 Jun 5pm Members running evening evening During the lighter evenings members can come and run their locos in the evening instead of the regular Tuesday slot. Feel free to bring along family, a picnic, barbecue, etc. and make it a real social event.
Mon, 15 Jun 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Mon, 22 Jun 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Sat, 4 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’ spouses/partners
Mon, 6 Jul 5pm Members running evening evening During the lighter evenings members can come and run their locos in the evening instead of the regular Tuesday slot. Feel free to bring along family, a picnic, barbecue, etc. and make it a real social event.
Mon, 20 Jul 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Mon, 27 Jul 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 3 Aug 5pm Members running evening evening During the lighter evenings members can come and run their locos in the evening instead of the regular Tuesday slot. Feel free to bring along family, a picnic, barbecue, etc. and make it a real social event.
Date TBA 11am - 4pm Gauge One North West Group Gauge One North West Group visit to Cinderbarrow
Sat, 8 Aug The BIG model and Hobby Show The BIG model and Hobby Show at Southport. More information at https://brickish.org/event/the-big-model-hobby-show-2019/
Mon, 17 Aug 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Mon, 24 Aug 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 31 Aug Public Running August Bank Holiday Public Running Day
Mon, 7 Sep 5pm Members running evening evening During the lighter evenings members can come and run their locos in the evening instead of the regular Tuesday slot. Feel free to bring along family, a picnic, barbecue, etc. and make it a real social event.
Tue, 15 Sep Member Running Members Running Afternoon
Fri - Sun 18 - 20 Sep 7.25" Gauge Society Gala & AGM weekend 7.25" Gauge Society Gala and AGM weekend at Echills Wood Railway. More information at http://www.sevenandaquarter.org and http://www.ewr.org.uk
Mon, 21 Sep 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Mon, 28 Sep 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 5 Oct 7.30pm Engineering Evening The night where you bring a project along. This can be anything you are currently working on including drawings. It does not have to be railway biased. The idea is to discuss various manufacturing processes with a particular emphasis on helping those with limited experience.
Sat, 10 Oct Garage One Trade Show & AGM Garage One Trade Show and AGM, Swindon
Sun, 11 Oct 1-4pm Public running Public running in the afternoons only in October
Wed, 14 Oct BGLR Autumn General Meeting Britains Great Little Railways Autumn General Meeting at Barnards Railway
Thu - Sun, 15 - 18 Oct Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition Venue: Warwickshire Event Centre. More details at http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk
Sun, 18 Oct 1-4pm Public running Last public running day of the season 1pm - 4pm
Mon, 19 Oct 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Sun, 25 Oct Halloween prep day Please come along and help us get ready for our big Halloween night. Lots to do, getting all our props ready in advance will make it much easier on the day!
Sat, 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. All sorts of help is always needed and it is a great fund raiser for our Society. Help needed to set up from lunchtime.
Mon, 2 Nov 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 16 Nov 7.30pm Presentation tba
Mon, 30 Nov 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 7 Dec 7.30pm Informal Evening An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Sat, 12 Dec 12:30 Christmas Lunch Christmas lunch - venue to be arranged

Open Day

Open Day

Saturday, 6th July 2019. 10.30am 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 10.30 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.
  • We no longer require an attendance form to be submitted in advance. All are welcome, just turn up!

N.B This information is available for download by clicking the link below.

Open Day information

A few pictures from our Open Day July 2018.