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.
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 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.
Fri-Sat, 25-26 Sep     GL5 Meeting GL5 meeting at Cinderbarrow. Members are welcome to come and see the railway running to a timetable with 5" gauge engines and rolling stock only.
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.
Sun, 10 Oct 10.30AM Annual General Meeting All members are asked to attend. Please come along and make it a good meeting.
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!
Sat, 30 Oct 5.30PM - 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.