Public Train Running Days at Goodwin Park
WE ARE BACK AND RETURNING TO OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE OF FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY FROM THEN UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER. WE MAY ALSO PUT ON A FEW EXTRA DAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THESE WILL BE ADVERTISED THROUGH OUT FACEBOOK PAGE.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL BE OPERATING WITH REDUCED CAPACITY AND WITH A ONE-WAY SYSTEM IN ORDER TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. THESE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE KEPT IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE
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.
Tor Bridge workshop sessions are now back. Dates for this term are: June 17th and 24th, then July 1st and 8th. Covid measures are in place, so face coverings are required. Details for the Autumn term will be advised as soon as possible.
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.