Events

Running Days

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.

Dates

  • Sunday, 1 April (Easter Sunday)
  • Sunday, 15 April
  • Sunday, 6 May
  • Sunday, 20 May
  • Sunday, 3 June
  • Sunday, 17 June (Father’s Day)
  • Sunday, 1 July
  • Sunday, 15 July,
  • Sunday, 5 August
  • Sunday, 19 August
  • Sunday, 2 September
  • Sunday, 16 September – Exhibition and Charity Fundraising Event.
  • Sunday, 7 October
  • Sunday, 21 October

 

Workshop Evenings

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.

 

Spring Term

4th January – 8 February

22 February – 22 March

Summer Term

19 April – 17 May

7 June – 5 July

 

Portable Track

Plymouth Miniature Steam supporting the community.

Sunday, 3rd June                 Portable Track at Tavistock Steam Fair for the Robey Trust
Saturday, 9th June              Portable Track at Buckland Monachorum
Saturday, 16th June            Portable Track at Meavy Oak Fair
Saturday, 23rd June            Portable Track at Horrabridge
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