Events

Public Train Running Days at Goodwin Park

NOW THAT LIFE IS BEGINNING TO ‘UNLOCK’, WE ARE GETTING READY TO REOPEN. OUR AIM IS TO RETURN TO OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE FROM THE BEGINNING OF JUNE.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS WE WILL HAVE TO IMPLEMENT A ‘ONE WAY SYSTEM’ AND RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS ON EACH TRAIN. WE WILL BE TRYING ALL OF THIS OUT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WORKS AND WE ARE READY TO GREET YOU IN JUNE.

The first and third Sunday of every month, April to October we run train rides for visitors from 2pm to 4.30pm. Rides around our double circuit ground level track are pulled by one of two 71/4” gauge Wren locomotives or two battery powered diesel engines. We invite guests to wander around the verdant nature reserve, but be respectful of local wildlife and fauna.

Rides are £1 per person, under 3’s ride for free. We have a small café with hot and cold drinks and snacks. Toilet facilities are available, including baby changing, but have limited accessibility.

Member Only Running Days at Goodwin Park

The second Sunday of every month, April to October, is reserved for members only to run their own locomotives around the track. New Years Day is our annual members-only day outside of the usual running season. 

For more information on bringing your own engine or model click here.

Portable Track for Events

Plymouth Miniature Steam is happy to support the community by offering a portable track. If you are holding an event and interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch with us directly at 01882 852479.

Workshop Evenings

Tor Bridge workshops are closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

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.

Use of the workshop is open to members only due to the need to be covered by the company insurance policy. If you are interested in becoming a member to use the facilities find out more on our membership page.