Public Running

Sunday 14th August 2022

from 2 until 5


Worthing & District SME
Field Place
BN13 1NP


(Near Durrington Railway Station and opposite Strand Parade shops)


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Steam Up and Social Evening


Yes, we are going to hold one of those do's again on THURSDAY 11th AUGUST.


For those who would like to run, all the usual regulations apply such as boiler certificates being valid and locomotives being mechanically sound with drivers familiar with the track.


Around 7:30 there will be a fish and chip in the evening and for members only, there will be a subsidy of £2 per meal generously agreed by the Treasurer.


Please have meal orders notified in advance, there will be a list in the clubhouse from next week (July 13th) and there are plenty of committee members available by phone of better still email to whom you can contact to place any meal orders.

To save confusion and chaos we will cut off of orders by midday on Sunday 7th August and will be restricted to Cod and Chip, O.A.P Cod and Chips, Sausage and chips or pie and chips (or peas) as numbers need to be placed by Monday lunchtime to the chippy so that his requirements (and yours) can be ordered well in advance.



Boiler certification



For the next 25 years all delays or issues will be attributed to the pandemic. So please keep your eyes on steam and hydraulic expiry dates and get locos prepared for testing. There are the lists on the members private page that give an indication of who is due for what and when but they are not definitive. If in doubt there are also the complete boiler records that you can look through. If any doubt still remains please contact one of our boiler testers by phone, email or in person on a Wednesday morning down at field place




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 July 10th Public Running  
  Wednesday 13th July Magic minders private run from 10:30  
  Thursday 14th July The Argus, A step back in Time. Presented by Paul Green  
  Saturday 23rd July Fire Station Open day - - Help Wanted  
  Sunday 24th July Public Running  
  Thursday 28th July From Bessemer to steel production toady.  Presented by Tim Smith  
  Thursday 11th August Steam in and Fish and Chips Social evening. Usual Thursday times times in general but from 5 for those wanting to run on the track  
  Satirday 20th Club away visit to Harlington ( North London very near to Heathrow)  
  Thursday 25th August 55 years a model engineer. Previously zoomed during lockdown. Presented by Chris Devenish  
  Sunday 28th August Public Running  
  Thursday 8th September Bits and Pieces courtesy of Keven Ayling  
  Sunday 11th September Public Running Charity Day  
  Thursday 22nd September The Steyning Line revisited, Shoreham to Horsham, complete  
  Sunday 25th September Public Running  Green Park Day  
  Sunday 9th October Public Running  Last day of Summer 2022  
  Thursday October 13th Christopher Gould and his complete restoration of a 1936 Austin Nippy, carried out circa 1965  
  Thursday October 27th Annual Club auction, As usual no Lawn mowers, Garden Rollers or Rusty Bicycles  



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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