Programme of Events

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.

2021 Programme
Date Event Details
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.
Mon, 23 Aug 7.30PM 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.
Mon, 13 Sep 7:30PM Presentation TBA
Fri-Sun, 17-19 Sep 12AM 7.25" Gauge Society Gathering & AGM weekend 7.25" Gauge Society Gathering and AGM weekend at Echills Wood Railway. More information at http://www.sevenandaquarter.org and http://www.ewr.org.uk
Mon, 20 Sep 7.30PM Trustee meeting Members may attend for specific items at the invitation trustees.
Sun, 26 Sep     Gauge 1 Official Opening Come along to the official opening and see these superb little trains running on our brand new gauge 1 track
Sun, 3 Oct 11am - 2pm Public running Public running - 11am - 2pm
Sun, 10 Oct 11am - 2pm Public running Public running - 11am - 2pm
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 11am - 2pm Public running Public running - 11am - 2pm
Sun, 17 Oct 3pm AGM Annual General Meeting at Burton in Kendal Memorial Hall. All members are asked to attend. Please come along and make it a good meeting.
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 11am - 2pm Public running Public running - 11am - 2pm - Last public running day of the season.
Sat, 30 Oct 6.00PM - 8.30PM 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 7.30PM 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

Open Day

Open Day

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).

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.