Programme of 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.
All events have been cancelled since March 2020, but now as lockdown restrictions start to be eased, we hope that our event programme can start to be built up again. Everything in the programme below is tentative and has to be confirmed and we have not yet built up a programme of talks, but we hope that this will be possible over the coming weeks. Please check back here regularly for the latest updates.
|Sun, 18 Apr||12AM||Pre-Season Testing Day and Training day||NO PUBLIC RUNNING. All the operational items are brought into use to check correct function. After a year without any public running many members will be in need of refresher training. Contact Debbie Griffiths for information.|
|Mon, 19 Apr||7PM||Trustee meeting||Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.|
|Sun, 25 Apr||10am-3.45pm||Public running||First public running of the season|
|Mon, 3 May||Early May Bank Holiday||Public Running||Bank holiday public running|
|Date TBA||12AM||Doncaster National ME Exhibition||Doncaster National Model Engineering Exhibition, Details are available on the exhibition website at http://www.thedoncastershow.com|
|Mon, 17 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, 18 May||12AM||Member Running||Members Running Afternoon|
|Mon, 31 May||Spring bank holiday||Public Running||Late May Bank Holiday Public Running Day|
|Mon, 21 Jun||7:30PM||Presentation||TBA|
|Mon, 28 Jun||7PM||Trustee meeting||Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.|
|Sat, 3 Jul||12AM||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|
|Tue, 6 Jul||5PM||Members running 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, 19 Jul||7:30PM||Presentation||Open discussion on Maintenance, Training and Operation of the Railway. Please come and have your say.|
|Mon, 26 Jul||7PM||Trustee meeting||Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.|
|Mon, 2 Aug||5PM||Members running 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|
|0||12AM||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/|
|Date TBA||7:30PM||Presentation Alwyn Rogers||Alwyn will talk about how he got started in the steam engine business.|
|Mon, 23 Aug||7PM||Trustee meeting||Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.|
|Mon, 30 Aug||Bank holiday||Public Running||August Bank Holiday Public Running Day|
|Mon, 6 Sep||5PM||Members running 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.|
|0||12AM||7.25" Gauge Society Gala & AGM weekend||7.25" Gauge Society Gala and AGM weekend. More information at http://www.sevenandaquarter.org and http://www.ewr.org.uk|
|Mon, 13 Sep||7:30PM||Presentation||TBA|
|Mon, 20 Sep||7PM||Trustee meeting||Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.|
|Mon, 4 Oct||7PM||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.|
|0||12AM||Garage One Trade Show & AGM||Garage One Trade Show and AGM, Swindon|
|Sun, 10 Oct||1PM - 4PM||Public running||Public running in the afternoons only in October|
|Thu-Sun 14-17 Oct||Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition||Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, Leamington||Venue: Warwickshire Event Centre. More details at http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk|
|Sun, 17 Oct||1PM - 4PM||Public running||Last public running day of the season 1pm - 4pm|
|Mon, 18 Oct||7:30PM||Presentation||TBA|
|Sat, 23 Oct||NAME autumn meeting||National Association of Model Engineers autumn meeting at the Royal Oak, Ockbrook.|
|Sun, 24 Oct||12AM||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!|
|Sun, 31 Oct||5PM - 8PM||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 years 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, 15 Nov||7:30PM||Presentation||TBA|
|Mon, 22 Nov||7PM||Trustee meeting||Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.|
|Mon, 6 Dec||7PM||Informal Evening||An opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest|
|Sun, 12 Dec||12PM||Christmas Lunch||Christmas lunch - venue to be arranged|
Date to be announced
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 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.
A few pictures from our Open Day July 2018.