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 following documents for more information.
Visitors from other societies are made welcome, with or without loco's, every. If you would like to run your engine, please contact the Secretary in advance. You will be required to produce a current boiler certificate (for all steam engines), proof of insurance (all loco's and road vehicles) and a valid club membership card for inspection.
Water, compressed air and 12 volt DC facilities are available in the steaming bay. In the case of rolling stock for passengers to sit on, must be fitted with a working continuous braking system and that it meets the present Health & Safety Requirements for Miniature Railways and that the insurance covers the carrying of passengers.