WMES & Royden Park Miniature Railways

Member's Only Events

At Royden Park on Saturday 17th June we are holding our Member’s Running Day – when members can bring their locomotives and run on the tracks and offer drives to other members – a chance NOT to be missed!

Thinking ahead – on Thursday Evening, 6th July, we meet at the tracks for An Evening Run. Members and their families are invited to this occasion. Refreshments (tea, coffee) will be arranged.


Public Events

Saturday 8th July - Rail and Sail

A joint exhibition by Wirral Model Boat Club (our co-hosts) and Wirral Model Engineering Society. Member's work and models will be available for public viewing from 1.00 until 4.00pm during the afternoon.

Please do come along and enjoy the exhibition with perhaps a train ride or two.

Sunday 20th August - Visit from the Triumph Car Club.

Car club members will be bringing their cars along to the Park for you to view. The event will be open to the public between 1.00 and 4.00pm. Train rides will also be available.

August operations at the Park

During August one railway will be operating between 12.30 and 3.30pm on
Tuesdays - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Santa Specials

Following lots of enquiries - Yes - the Society will operate the popular Santa Specials in December.
Booking will commence 1st October; details regarding the booking arrangements will be available at the Railways from August.

Track events at the Sidings.

The Society offers 3½" and 5" gauge raised tracks plus a ground level 7¼" Gauge ground level track. There are facilities for the operation of traction engines and steam wagons.
Both tracks have lifting facilities to facilitate the unloading and loading of locomotives. There are ample steaming bays and coal etc. will be provided.
For steam engines please bring appropriate boiler certificates and proof of PL insurance.
Directions to find us are here and if further information is required please contact our Webmaster.

Are you open this weekend?

This is the commonest question I get asked via the website. Also a frequent comment at the railway, ' Your website does not say if you are operating'!
We run the Ground Level Track every Sunday throughout the year from 1pm to 4.00pm.
The Raised Level Track normally operates every Sunday from Easter to the end of October. However, recently volunteers have manned this track during the winter months.
Many of our visitors to Royden Park use the site for information.
We have always stated 'weather and staff permitting'. This should be self evident.
We can never be certain that sufficient volunteers will arrive on any particular Sunday. However, our enthusiastic members nearly always turn up every weekend whatever the weather.
We can never be certain about the weather, this being England. Rain will stop us operating as the equipment would get too wet.
So, "If it is raining the railways will not be operating".
The railways are operated by volunteers who freely provide their services. All members are volunteers and do not receive any payments.
The railways are not commercial enterprises and we hope you enjoy them as much as the members do.'

Please Note
The Rangers based at Royden Park are unable to provide any information with regard to Railway Operation, Santa Specials or or other events arranged by Wirral Model Engineering Society.

There is no telephone contact for the Society at the Park.

The Society can be contacted via email, letter or directly in person on most Sundays at Royden Park.