Basically it is a social
weekend with a difference where like-minded model engineers come
together to run their locos, the difference being the challenge
The challenge is to run your
narrow gauge locomotives for 30 minutes, pulling fully laden slate
wagons, at a maximum speed of 5mph using a minimal amount of coal.
To add to the fun all the wagons will be chain and hook coupled as
in real life! Not an easy task but a lot of fun, for competitors and
When is it?
The next event, which will
be the 20th, will be held on May 20th/21st 2017 at the track of
Oswestry and North Shropshire MES, as was the first event back in 1998.
Why not come along and join us. All will be welcome – participants
and spectators alike.
If you wish to participate please fill in our online application form
or download one and post it to us. You can also contact our secretary
by phone or e-mail.