The track is built to accommodate trains built to either 5" or 3½" gauge.
Locomotives based on standard gauge prototypes are built to a scale of 1/12th
full size if built to 5" gauge and 1/16th full size if built to 3½" gauge.
Locomotives based on narrow gauge prototypes will be built to a scale suitable
to producing a model of either 3½" or 5" gauge.
The majority of locomotives operating on our
railway are privately owned by members of the
society. Generally they are either live steam
locomotives or battery electric locomotives
although the railway does see the occasional
visit by petrol driven locomotives.
The society does own two 5" gauge battery
electric locomotives and two steam
locomotives, one 3½" gauge and the other 5"
gauge. All these locomotives were once privately
owned by society members but were subsequently
donated to or purchased by the society. Neither
of the two steam locomotives have run for a
number of years; the 3½" locomotive is now
rather venerable and is retained as a static
model because of its long association with the
society, while the 5" gauge locomotive is
nearing the end of an extended rebuilding