The society holds two meetings per month on the first and third Fridays commencing 7.30pm until around 9.30pm in St.Catherines church hall, Outwood Road, Heald Green. SK8 3JS. The first meeting is a "bits and pieces" night where members bring in items
of interest and give a brief explanation of their project. There is usually lively discussion and some light hearted banter thrown around! The second meeting is usually a talk given by guests or members concerning matters of interest, not always model engineering.
If you would like to come along or are interested in joining us please contact our secretary at the e-mail address in the contacts page. Our member's interests cover all the usual model engineering interests, clocks, boats, tooling, hot air and stationary
engines, all in all a varied group.
Since the society had to move from its previous home a lot of work has been done to rebuild our raised railway track in South Park. The railway is now fully functional but there's a great deal still to be done. Our
track is multi gauge, 2.5", 3.5" & 5", approx.1100 feet long (340 mtrs) with a 1/200 gradient climbing to the station area.
We try to run most Sundays, opening up around 10am. We run passenger trains from around 10.30am into the afternoon,
weather and numbers of passengers taken into consideration. No charge is made for riding and there's no limit to the number of times you can ride. We do however ensure that any people waiting get their turn. All we ask is for you to make a donation to club
funds, we have donation boxes in the station area. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are working days at the track, always something to do. Thursday has been designated 2.5" running day, larger scale loco's are discouraged from running whilst the 2.5" loco's are on
the track. These days are for members and guests only.
We have two battery powered club loco's, on 08 shunting loco and a Pendolino/Voyager shaped power car. Our club steam loco is a freelance 0-4-0 saddle tank named "Puffer", built by the late
Gilbert Lindsay. Our riding trucks have recently been overhauled and have been repainted with a club logo applied. We've decided to adopt the Pheonix as a logo as our club has indeed risen from the ashes once again!