Visiting Locos & Road Vehicles
To prevent accidental separation of the pulling vehicle, a safety restraint or cut-out must be fitted between the drivers riding car and the pulling locomotive.
All trains pulling members of the public must be fitted with a working continuous braking system.
GCMES 7 1/4 Gauge Coaches are fitted with vacuum operated brakes.
The maximum acceptable locomotive weight is 1000kgs
The maximum axle loading is 250kgs
All locomotives weighing less than 500kg must off load on to the steaming bay.
All locomotives weighing more than 500kg must off load at a designated area.
Locomotives or road vehicles powered by an Internal combustion engine, or their riding truck must carry a fire extinguisher suitable for petrol fires.
Please read the "Site Loading Gauge" and the "Site Regulations" documents.
Visitors from other societies are made welcome, with or without locos or road vehicles. If you would like to run your loco or road vehicle, please contact the Secretary in advance. To operate a steam engine, you must have an in-date boiler test certificate, appropriate boiler documents and a current copy of your public liability insurance.
Model Road vehicles (capable of carrying the driver or towing a trailer to carry the driver), must be covered by Road traffic Act insurance.
“Water, compressed air and 12 volt DC facilities are available in the steaming bay. Rolling stock for passengers to sit on must be fitted with a working continuous braking system that meets the present Health & Safety Requirements for Miniature Railways and be covered by insurance for the carrying of passengers.