Programme of Events

Trains will be running Friday, 10 April 2020

Events

All meetings, including presentations and trustee meetings are cancelled until further notice.

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
Sat - Sun 14 - 15 MarchMidlands Garden Railway ShowThe 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 7.30pmPresentationOpen discussion on Maintenance, Training and Operation of the Railway. Please come and have your say.
Mon, 23 March 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Sun, 29 MarchPre-Season Testing Day and Training dayNO 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 AprilPublic RunningThe 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 7.30pmInformal EveningAn opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Fri, 10 April Good FridayPublic RunningPublic running
Sun, 12 April Easter SundayPublic RunningEaster Sunday public running day
Mon, 13 Apr Bank holidayPublic RunningEaster Monday public running day
Mon, 20 Apr 7.30pmPresentation
Alwyn Rogers
Alwyn will talk about how he got started in the steam engine business.
Tue, 21 AprMembers Running AfternoonThe 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 AprGL5 meetingGL5 meeting at Cinderbarrow - CANCELLED. Replaced on Sunday with normal public running.
Sat, 25 AprGauge One Spring ShowShepshed High School (Open to the public). More details at https://www.g1mra.com/2020-spring-meeting/
Mon, 27 Apr 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Fri, 8 May Bank HolidayPublic RunningVE Day bank holiday public running
Fri - Sun 8 - 10 MayDoncaster National ME ExhibitionDoncaster National Model Engineering Exhibition, Details are available on the exhibition’s website at http://www.thedoncastershow.com
Mon, 18 May 7.30pmPresentationGeoff 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 MayMember RunningMembers Running Afternoon
Mon, 25 MayPublic RunningLate May Bank Holiday Public Running Day (Trustee meeting postponed till tomorrow.)
Tue, 26 MayTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Mon, 1 Jun 5pmMembers running eveningDuring 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 7.30pmPresentation
Fiona Kennough
Locomotives of the West Coast Railway
Mon, 22 Jun 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Sat, 4 JulyOpen DayCinderbarrow 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 5pmMembers running eveningDuring 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 7.30pmPresentationTBA
Mon, 27 Jul 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Mon, 3 Aug 5pmMembers running eveningDuring 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 - 4pmGauge One North West GroupGauge One North West Group visit to Cinderbarrow
Sat, 8 AugThe BIG model and Hobby ShowThe BIG model and Hobby Show at Southport. More information at https://brickish.org/event/the-big-model-hobby-show-2019/
Mon, 17 Aug 7.30pmPresentationTBA
Mon, 24 Aug 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Mon, 31 AugPublic RunningAugust Bank Holiday Public Running Day
Mon, 7 Sep 5pmMembers running eveningDuring 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 SepMember RunningMembers Running Afternoon
Fri - Sun 18 - 20 Sep7.25" Gauge Society Gala & AGM weekend7.25" 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 7.30pmPresentationTBA
Mon, 28 Sep 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Mon, 5 Oct 7.30pmEngineering EveningThe 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 OctGarage One Trade Show & AGM Garage One Trade Show and AGM, Swindon
Sun, 11 Oct 1-4pmPublic runningPublic running in the afternoons only in October
Thu - Sun, 15 - 18 OctMidlands Model Engineering ExhibitionVenue: Warwickshire Event Centre. More details at http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk
Sun, 18 Oct 1-4pmPublic runningLast public running day of the season 1pm - 4pm
Mon, 19 Oct 7.30pmPresentationTBA
Sun, 25 OctHalloween prep dayPlease 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 OctHalloween NightOur 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 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Mon, 16 Nov 7.30pmPresentationtba
Mon, 30 Nov 7pmTrustee meetingMembers are requested to contact the secretary if they would like to participate.
Mon, 7 Dec 7.30pmInformal EveningAn opportunity for members to meet and discuss engineering subjects of interest
Sat, 12 Dec 12:30Christmas LunchChristmas lunch - venue to be arranged

Open Day

Due to the current emergency, the decision has beeen taken to cancel the 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.