The Society operates a miniature railway theme park that provides train rides and picnic facilities for community and private running days. We frequently host private group bookings for organisations, such as charity groups, playgroups, kindergartens, preschools, primary schools, churches, community fundraising parties and corporate or club-type Christmas parties. These community interactions are an important focus of the Club.
A key activity of the LMLSLS is fostersing miniature engineering, particularly for trains and road vehicles such as traction engines, by providing technical advice for newcomers and workshop facilities for members. Normal club days are Wednesday and Sunday.
Elevated track is provided for 3.5" and 5" locomotives (length 800m), and extensive ground level tracks for 5" (length 1,200m) and for 7.25" (length 1,300m) locomotives - a total of 3,300m of track. A 600m long roadway is also available for road locomotives.
The trains that are run on the Society tracks are owned either by the members or the Club. These range from close scale replicas of full-scale locomotives, through to those more loosely scaled - depending on the time planned for construction.
The Society members come from a wide range of occupations which brings expertise to the Society in these areas - with a common interest in engineering and railways in general. Members voluntarily give of their time to help build and operate the facilities for the enjoyment of all. This includes members' wives, children, partners, relatives and friends who staff our kiosk and are invaluable in the operation of our trains. Over the years, the Society has been extensively involved in supporting charities which benefit children and is continuing with a charity day each year. As the Society is non profit, all other funds are used to meet expenses and improve the facilities.
Full membership of the Society is available to those over 18 years, and junior membership is available for those over 12 years. Acceptance of full membership is subject to acceptance at a meeting of the Society after 3 months of attendence and active participation of in its activities. A condition of membership is completion of a "Prohibited Persons Declaration". Details on this can be found at the NSW Communities and Justice: Child Wellbeing and Protection Laws
Please contact the Secretary for more information. Alternatively, we are usually at the grounds on Wednesdays and Sundays and would welcome a visit.