Standard Gauge Weekend 2024
July 12th 13th 14th
Public passenger trains will operate on Sunday. This event is held every year and attracts visiting locomotives from across the country and occasionally from abroad. All locomotives and rolling stock operating over this weekend will be models based upon full size railways with a standard gauge of four foot eight and a half inches.
With an EWR gauge of 7.25" the models are 1/8th scale. Some of the steam locomotives have taken their owners many years to build and their detail has been painstakingly created to produce amazingly accurate replica steam engines or battery operated diesel engines. These are all models of locomotives that once steamed along the railway lines of the UK and other countries, including express trains, goods and parcel trains. Although the 1/8th scale of these standard gauge engines can make them look quite small do not be deceived by their size as most of them will happily pull four to six carriages carrying 20 plus people.