We are currently closed to the public and do not know when we will be open again for rides.
Our hardworking members are busy maintaining the railway to make it ready to welcome you once again.
We hope to see you as soon as possible.
Llanelli & District Model Engineers would like to inform our members & visitors that due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic and it’s restrictions, our Spring Steam Rally to be held on 27th & 28th of March 2021, has had to be cancelled.
This will undoubtedly be another disappointment for you all, especially as we originally thought that this year would have seen a return to business as usual.
The LDME members look forward to a point in 2021 where we can safely begin running passenger trains and welcoming visitors to our miniature railway facility at Pembrey Country Park.
LDME Trustees & Members
Llanelli & District Model Engineers (LDME) members are all volunteers who give their time and skills freely to the running of the club and its’ activities.
The organisation exists to promote Model Engineering as a hobby for the advancement of/and to educate the public about the heritage of railways and engineering skills through the construction of model locomotives. The provision of displays, rallies and demonstrations including facilities for the fabrication, maintenance and running of the engineered models.
Also to provide support and encouragement to like-minded people interested in the building and operation of engineering models.
In 1986 The club was invited by the local authority to move our activities to Pembrey Country Park from our former location in Llanelli town.
Today we are very fortunate in being based in such a beautiful park, approximately twenty to thirty minutes’ drive from Llanelli or Carmarthen where mainly during school holidays in the Spring and Summer we run the railway on, Saturdays and Sundays (subject to weather and staff availability) and provide the young and old with a railway experience with a train ride using steam locomotives as often as is possible.
We do this on our ground level 5” and 7 ¼” track, or alternately on the elevated 3 ½” and 5” gauge track, and at busy times we can use both.
Our sole means of raising revenue is by public fares, and all money raised is invested back into the railway, to further improve customers experience.
We run two rallies a year, Spring & Autumn, the Autumn Rally has grown into a very prestigious event, with traction engines, classic cars, vintage buses to name but a few of the attractions, we also have a Steam Gala in August, where we have invited guests who will public run using their steam locomotives.
Our clubhouse which is the central point of our activities is situated by the main railway station and within both circuits of track. The club is currently in discussion with the local authority to lease the site where we have built approx. 1220m of ground level, 5” and 7 1/4” inch gauge track and its’ ancillary services, we have also refurbished 490m elevated 3 1/2” and 5” inch miniature railway track.