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Visit to Ryedale Miniature Railway at East Gilling 31st May 2015
Ryedale Society of Model Engineers is a group of like-minded model engineers of wide ranging ages and experience. Members come from all over the country. Most live within thirty miles of the club which is in the village of Gilling East but others come from hundreds of miles away. We have our headquarters in our clubhouse behind the village hall. Our dominant activity is with our ground level miniature railway. Most of our railway is multi gauge (3", 5" and 7") but the emphasis is on 5" gauge. Our track is laid at ground level and we like to emulate main line practice in the construction and operation the railway. Club activities cover a wide and varied range. We meet at Gilling East every Sunday throughout the year (some of our pensioner members also get together on Thursdays). The main winter Sunday activity is the maintenance and construction of extensions to the railway. During the summer season we run Passenger Days. All the work put in by members over the years has produced what we believe is the finest miniature railway of its type in the UK. We host visits from other clubs and two or 3 times a year rallies draw together upwards of thirty scale model locomotives as well as many more fine scale freight wagons and passenger coaches from all over Britain. Every Sunday except on the two rally events, the railway operates to give visitors rides around the railway providing a great day out for the family.