Programme of Events

Events

Trains will be running Sunday, 23 June 2019

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.

2019 Programme
DateEventDetails
Mon, 17 Jun 7.00pm Quarry visit Quarry visit at Holme Park organised by John McKay Meet 7pm at Holme Park Quarry car park.
Mon, 24 Jun 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 1 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.
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
Sat, 20 Jul 7.00am Canal Trip All day event! A trip along the Manchester Ship Canal. Meet at Travellers Choice, Carnforth at 7am. You must book in advance to go on this trip. This replaces the presentation on Monday 15 July. More details to follow...
Mon, 22 Jul 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 5 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.
Wed, 7 Aug 11am - 4pm Gauge One North West Group Gauge One North West Group visit to Cinderbarrow
Sat, 17 Aug 40 Year Anniversary Party Arrival from 12.00, pie & peas provided. Bring your loco and families as well. No public running, just families, if they want a ride.
Mon, 19 Aug 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Mon, 26 Aug Public Running August Bank Holiday Public Running Day No Committee meeting
Tue, 27 Aug 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute. Note: Committee Meeting moved to Tuesday!
Mon, 2 Sep 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. Do not forget . The idea is to discuss various manufacturing processes with a particular emphasis on helping those with limited experience.
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
Mon, 16 Sep 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Tue, 17 Sep Member Running Members Running Afternoon
Mon, 23 Sep 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Sun, 29 Sep Last running day of season Last Public Running Day
Mon, 7 Oct 7.30pm Informal Evening An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Sun, 13 Oct 10.30am Annual General Meeting All members are asked to attend. Please come along and make it a good meeting.
Thu - Sun 17-20 Oct Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition Venue: Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. More details at http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk
Mon, 21 Oct 7.30pm Presentation TBA
Sun, 27 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!
Mon, 28 Oct 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
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. 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, 4 Nov 7.30pm Informal Evening An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Mon, 18 Nov 7.30pm Presentation tba
Mon, 25 Nov 7pm Trustee meeting All members are welcome to attend and contribute.
Mon, 2 Dec 7.30pm Informal Evening An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Sat, 14 Dec 12:00 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.

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: secretary@lmmes.co.uk

Driving Day Experience

Driving Day Application Form