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Facilities

Grounds

The large grounds include two tracks a club house and a grassed area which is ideal for picnics. It also provides a safe area for children to play in between train rides, but we do not allow ball games in the grounds.

 

Parking

We have limited on-site parking for pre-booked disabled visitors, members or visitors with locomotives.  

 

Members of the public are requested to park on the road, but please park courteously so as not to inconvenience our neighbours.

 

Refreshments

Our clubhouse will be open during your visit where you can buy Tea, Coffee, Pop, Ice Cream, Cakes & many more yummy treats to enjoy at the trackside.

Ground Level Track

Our 7 1/4” gauge track is over undergoing a full signal system upgrade so the circuit is limited to an oval through Ravensprings Park Low Level.  

Locomotive unloading for the ground level is using one of two hydraulic lifts.  There are two areas area available for steaming raising one with air and the other with air and 12 volt supply.  

 

The club has both dual air/vacuum (1 set of 3 carriages and 1 of 2 carriages) and air braked stock (2 sets of 2 carriages), with a flying brake lead available for visiting locos.  Some members have their own stock both standard and narrow gauge which may be available for use.

 

Raised Track

2 1/2”, 3 1/2” & 5” gauges on approx. 660 feet circular loop.  The steaming area is provided with air and 12volt for steam raising, turntable with roads at different levels are based in Ravensprings Station.  Braking is manual  hydraulic both for guard and driver.

 

Visiting Locomotive Requirements

All visiting locomotives are required to provide the following where necessary:

  1. Current boiler certification (steam only)

  2. Secondary coupling between driven part of loco and the driver, where driver is not sat in/on locomotive

  3. Spark arrestor for steam locos