The present day verdant nature reserve, known as ‘Goodwin Park’, has been established from landfill by the membership over 25 years from about 1985. The double circuit ground level track, over half a mile in length, caters for 31/2”, 5” and 71/4” gauge rolling stock. Two 71/4” gauge Wren locomotives and 2 battery powered diesels provide the pulling power for public running days on the first and third Sundays of the month, between April and October from 2 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. The second Sunday is a member’s only running day.
*****We regret having to tell you that we will not be opening for public rides in April as planned. This is both for your protection and because we are unlikely to be able to staff the service. We hope that we will be able to open at some date in the not too distant future and will look forward to welcoming you back then. In the meantime please take care.*****
Workshop evenings are from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays during term time at Tor Bridge High School, Miller Way PL6 8UN.
Machine tools available are: 3 lathes, 1 mill, pillar drills, polisher and grinding machine, gas brazing hearth and oxyacetylene.
There is a small charge for use of the workshop: – Full term £25; evening £3; apprentice £2. The apprentice scheme aims to provide skills used in engineering, i.e. marking out, filing, sawing, turning, drilling and soft soldering. The project chosen of a large oscillating engine also provides real steam experience. Apprentices have achieved awards at local exhibitions and from the ‘Model Engineer’ magazine, with subsequent careers in industry.
Plymouth Miniature Steam supporting the community.