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Our Railway track

Like most Societies, we have a ground level rail track. Ours can be found at Lynnsport Leisure Park on Greenpark Avenue, King's Lynn. As of 2016, it is in the process of being relocated and we hope to open in 2017.

The track is constructed from rolled rail section and recycled plastic sleepers for a smooth ride and is laid for 5 and 7.25 inch gauges, and the track circuit length (to be confirmed). The track is completely fenced in to meet health and safety requirements.

The Lynnsport Miniature Railway is our permanent track. Once opened, it will be available for members use at almost any time in the year. We can start any day after 9am and operate until dusk, the only exceptions being those few dates when the sports centre is closed. We also have on-site workshop facilities to support the track. 

You can come along and meet our members and their locos giving rides to the public. The running days feature electric traction, with steam locomotives as available. See the Track News page for the most up to date information.

We have Public Liability Insurance cover for the operation of our models on our railway tracks. 

Club 04 Drewry

The Club has a 7.25 inch gauge Drewry Class 04 inspired loco which is available for use by any member. It is powered by 2 x 12v leisure batteries and is fitted with a 4QD electronic controller with handheld control box with sprung throttle lever.

The loco was built in 2009 by a long standing Club member and has a 1 horsepower Bosch motor driving it.

This loco was supplied in April 2013 in exchange for the Club's 5" gauge Class 08 shunter. The '08' had done many years service but proved underpowered for the frequency of running dates and the loads to be shifted.

This new Class 04 is a proven design and several other members in the Club run this motor and battery combination, it will work a day's service with no trouble.

We have a small number of 7¼ inch gauge sit-in passenger trolleys. A speed limit of 5mph applies for public running.

The old railway was becoming increasingly popular before its closure, we hope the new track will prove equally if not more popular with the locals.

Below is a video taken from the cab of Trevor's Sweet Pea as he takes it around our old track circuit. New videos will be uploaded as and when we get the track up and running.

Streaming video, 2mins 26seconds

There have been a number of working parties on the Lynnsport Railway over the years, if you are interested in lending a hand, contact the Committee for details.

 

 
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