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Club history

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The club was born in 1978 as a night school class at Birkdale High School.

Subsequent meetings were held at Southport Zoo.

The search soon began for a suitable track site, and one was eventually found in Victoria Park.

A five-hundred-foot 3.5 inch and 5 inch gauge railway track was established there in 1984.

A purpose-built clubroom was opened in the 1990s.




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The club now has over 90 members.

They range in experience from raw beginners, some of whom had never cut a piece of metal before joining the club, to professional engineers.

The most popular projects are live steam locomotives.

Other interests include large-scale electric locomotives, model traction engines and stationary engines.