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  • hilly 5:01 pm on January 31, 2017
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2017 

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society  have just announced their programme of public running dates and other events for 2017, as their web site says:

    Public Running Dates 2017
    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed.
    The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 9th 23rd
    Sunday May 7th 21st
    Sunday June 4th 18th
    Sunday July 2nd 16th 30th
    Sunday August 13th 27th
    Sunday September 10th 24th
    Sunday October 8th (last running)

    Santa Special 2017
    Tickets for the 2017 Santa Special, to be held on Sunday December 10th, will be on sale at the last two Public Running Events, September 24th and October 8th. Ticket prices are to be confirmed, with a maximum of 4 tickets per family, Admission to the Santa Special is by ticket ONLY.
    The maximum age of children will be 8 years, and each ticket allows one adult to travel with the child. Please note that no parking  will be allowed on site on the day of the Santa Special.

    Open Day 2017
    We will be holding an open day for visiting clubs on 7 October.

    Before heading down to Falconwood it’s worth checking the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway. The location of the site is shown in the Google Earth snippet below. It’s hidden behind the Electricity Station on Rochester Way, sandwiched between Falconwood Field and the railway line. Entrance is from Rochester Way.

    It’s great that WDMES have been able to keep going on their local site.

     

    WDMES is located South of Falconwood Field and North of the railway line behind the electricity sub-station. Entrance is from Rochester Way

    WDMES is located South of Falconwood Field and North of the railway line behind the electricity sub-station. Entrance is from Rochester Way

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     
  • hilly 4:48 pm on January 17, 2016
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2016 

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society  have just announced their programme of public running dates and other events for 2016, as their web site says:

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2016 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed.
    The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 10th 24th
    Sunday May 8th 22nd
    Sunday June 5th 19th
    Sunday July 3rd 17th 31st
    Sunday August 14th 28th
    Sunday September 11th 25th
    Sunday October 9th (last running)

    Portable Track Events 2016
    We will be running Portable Track events at Hayes Fair on Saturday 11th June and Chelsfield Village Fete on Saturday 9th July.
    Santa Special 2016

    The Santa special is planned for Sunday 11th December 2016, subject to WDMES remaining on the site. Tickets will be sold on 25th September and 9th October, and will be limited to 4 tickets per person.

    Before heading down to Falconwood it’s worth checking the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway.

    It’s great that the society are still hanging on to their home at the electricity station site near Falconwood railway station, despite uncertainty about the site’s future. Long may they continue.

    For this year’s dates see http://e-shootershill.co.uk/tag/model-railway/

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     
  • hilly 2:14 pm on January 10, 2015
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2015 

     Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running


    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    I’m glad to see that Welling and District Model Engineering Society are still at their home at the electricity station site near Falconwood railway station, despite uncertainty about the site’s future. They have just announced their programme of public running dates for 2015, as their web site says:

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2015 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed. The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 12th 26th
    Sunday May 10th 24th
    Sunday June 7th 21st
    Sunday July 5th 19th
    Sunday August 2nd 16th 30th
    Sunday September 13th 27th
    Sunday October 11th (last running)

    Before heading down to Falconwood it’s worth checking the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    The popular Santa Special will run on 13th December if WDMES are still on the site. Santa Special tickets will be available at the 27th September and 11th October openings. There is a maximum of 4 tickets per person.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway.

    For this year’s dates see http://e-shootershill.co.uk/tag/model-railway/

     Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running


    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     
  • hilly 9:20 pm on January 29, 2014
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2014 

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society seem to be hanging on to their home at the electricity station site near Falconwood railway station, despite uncertainty about the site’s future. They have just announced their programme of public running dates for 2014, as their web site says:

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2014 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed. The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 13th 27th
    Sunday May 11th 25th
    Sunday June 8th
    Sunday July 6th 20th
    Sunday August 3rd 17th 31st
    Sunday September 14th 28th
    Sunday October 12th (last running)

    Check the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    The popular Santa Special will run on 14th December if WDMES are still on the site. Santa Special tickets will be available at the 28th September and 12th October openings.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway.

    For this year’s dates see http://e-shootershill.co.uk/tag/model-railway/

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     

     

     
  • hilly 3:50 pm on March 24, 2013
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2013 

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society are still unsure of EDF’s plans for the future of their site at the electricity station site near Falconwood railway station, but hope that they can stay put for a while longer. They have just announced their programme of public running dates for 2013, as their web site says:

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2013 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed.
    The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.

    Sunday April 21st
    Sunday May 5th 19th
    Sunday June 2nd 16th 30th
    Sunday July 14th 28th
    Sunday August 11th 25th
    Sunday September 8th 22nd
    Sunday October 6th (last running)

    I’ll add the dates to the e-shootershill events calendar on the right.

    If you’ve never been for a ride on the WDMES model trains, check out my predecessor’s sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action. The entrance to the WDMES site is at the left hand end of the electricity station building on Rochester Way – the entrance is shown in the photo below. There are more photos on the e-shootershill Flickr site.

    Entrance to Welling and District Model Engineering Society

    Entrance to Welling and District Model Engineering Society

    Model Train at Welling and District Model Engineering Society

    Model Train at Welling and District Model Engineering Society

     
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