Visitor Guides

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Planning your visit - Check the events page

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If you would like to visit us, either to run your locomotive or just to see what we do, then this can usually be arranged without difficulty. First, look at our events and pick a date when there is an open day, then contact the secretary. To run a loco, choose any of our open days but please contact our secretary beforehand to confirm that the event is on and to ensure there will be someone on site to welcome you.

Where to Park

When you arrive, please park your vehicle on the club site itself in one of the allocated areas, but be warned our on site parking is limited. Please do not park on nearby public roads. Special care must be taken manoeuvring trailers. Drivers wanting to access the steaming bay to unload locos for the Raised Level track must proceed slowly and with caution and be vigilant for pedestrians passing in front of the clubhouse.

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Responsibility for children

The Child Protection Act defines anyone under the age of 18 as a child. All children visiting our site must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please take responsibility for any children in your party as Members of the society cannot. We are keen to encourage the interest and enthusiasm of the younger generation but moving trains and vehicles, and hot locomotives can present hazards. Please ensure that your children stay safe at all times while on site, and that they do not cause hazards to others.


Many visitors take photos of their family enjoying the rides. The Club does not object to this, however you must ensure that you have permission to photograph other people's children. You must not under any circumstances upload photos or videos without their permission to Social Media sites such as Facebook or Youtube.

On Arrival

Please make yourself known in the clubhouse. Visitors not running locos or models should sign the Visitors book and wear a Visitors badge at all times. By signing the Visitors book you are agreeing to comply with the Society’s bylaw – a copy of which is on the main noticeboard.

Running your Model

When you arrive at the club site, please make yourself known in the clubhouse. You will have to sign the appropriate running log and show your boiler and insurance certificates to the Track Marshal or his representative. Drivers unable to provide evidence on the day of a current boiler certificate will not be permitted to run their locos or models. All drivers/owners must comply with the following rules.

Pressure vessels

If your model includes a pressure vessel of capacity above 3 bar-litre, you will have to show the club official evidence of a valid test certificate from a nationally recognised body (e.g. Southern Federation, Northern Association of Model Engineering Societies, 7¼” Gauge Society).

Drivers unable to provide evidence on the day of a current boiler and insurance certificate will not be permitted to run their locos or models.

If your model includes a pressure vessel of capacity equal to or less than 3 bar-litre then the vessel and any pressure gauge fitted must have undergone a satisfactory test in the previous 12 months.

Driving by children

Please note that children under the age of 10 will not be allowed to drive on the raised level or ground level tracks. Children between 10 and 16 can only drive on these tracks if they are junior members of our society, but they cannot haul members of the public.