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.
- 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 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.
4th January – 8 February
22 February – 22 March
19 April – 17 May
7 June – 5 July
Plymouth Miniature Steam supporting the community.