Public Running

September 19th 2021

from 11 to 4


Worthing & District SME
Field Place
BN13 1NP


(Near Durrington Railway Station and opposite Strand Parade shops)


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Newsletter issue 155 Autumn 2021
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Autumn 2021 page 4
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Boiler certification



The track will soon be open again and also public running will hopefully start at the end of July. Therefore its essential that if you want to run your steam locomotives that you ensure that they are in ticket both with steam and hydraulic certification. Remember it's not just a piece of paper but essential for you and for us primarily for insurance purposes that you are legal to run.


Printed on the exclusive members page as at 11th May this year  are current steam and hydraulic expiry dates please check the status of your locomotives. The expiry lists are abridged but the full record are also available on this page. If you have any questions or doubts please contact John Elsworth who maintains the master records or Brian Hunt who is the committe boiler testing representative.



Code of Practice for Public Running Version 5


The code of practice for public running has been reviewed and where appropriate, revised. This will come into effect from when Public Running resumes, hopefully in June this year (2021)


If you are to be involved in public running either as track controller, as other operational members, or the drivers of either steam or electric locomotives then you must be familiar with its scope and coverage.


There is a downloadable version on the private members page in the documents section. However, such members as mentioned above who are track controllers or are licenced drivers will have received their personal copies included with their latest (Summer 21) newsletter.




Members Diary & Events

Date Details  
Sunday 19th September Public Running, Green Park Day in association with Field Place. Starts at 11am until 4pm  
Thursday September 23rd Big brother is watching, the surveillance society with Mr Alan Cooke  
Sunday 26th September Public Running, normal hours  
Sunday 10th October Public Running, the last event of this short Summer Season  
Thursday October 14th The Steyning Stinker, Nothing to do with our Membership Secretary but a video of that famous branch line from Shoreham plus other old BR archives  
Thursday October 28th Club Auction Evening. Starring Mr Dereck Langridge. Remember, no lawnmowers, wheelbarrows or garden rollers. Compost heaps not welcome either.i  
Thursday November 11th Bassett Lowke. Model man or a bit of a loco. presented by Keith West  



Club Members meet regularly in our own clubhouse situated at Field Place, Durrington, near Worthing.


Scheduled meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7.30pm with either a guest speaker or "in-house" programmes.

Here members have access to notices, documentation and a discussion forum. This area is password protected. 

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