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Lionsmeet 2018

to be announced.

Lionsmeet 2017
Leyland SME
Saturday 22nd July

Their track is in Worden Park, post code PR25 3BD. (see map at bottom of page)

More info on their website.

The raised track will accommodate 3½” and 5” locos, while the ground level track is 5” and 7¼” gauge. They have a dynamometer car, so I plan to offer competitive runs in the morning, subject to interest.

Part-built models and relevant items of interest will be welcome.

An opportunity to meet up and run models of ‘Lion’ and other early 19th century locomotives.

Lionsmeet is an informal annual gathering of those with an interest in Lion in all its manifestations and gauges. The main purpose of the meet is to allow OLCO members and other interested parties to exhibit models of Lion and other pre-1850 locomotives and, where possible, to enjoy running them on an unfamiliar track. 

Locomotives of any scale are welcome. Passenger-hauling facilities consist of a raised track of 3½" and 5” gauges and a ground level track of 7¼” gauge. An indoor display area will be available and we invite visitors to bring models (finished or under construction), drawings and railway memorabilia relating to Lion, other early locomotives and the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. 

Who’s Invited?

OLCO members, of course, and anyone with an interest in railways of the first half of the nineteenth century. If you’re thinking of building a model of Lion, please come along and take a look; maybe even have a drive (subject to the owner’s permission). If you’re part way through building a model, bring it along and discuss your project with someone who’s been there already.


Leyland SME

Boiler Certificate and Insurance

Anyone wanting to steam a locomotive must bring a current boiler certificate for inspection. OLCO does not carry insurance cover of its own so all locomotive drivers are advised to ensure that they have adequate public liability insurance cover. Members of a model engineering society may find that their society’s insurance will suffice. The host club will need to see evidence of this.

More details to follow

Event Organisation

If you’re interested, please contact the organiser, Andrew Neish, so that we know who will be attending, whether you’ll be bringing a locomotive, and what food is required. E-mail

Home phone 01428 723 483 Mobile phone 07779 360 393

Andrew Neish

Lionsmeets over the years.

Lionsmeet 2011;         Lionsmeet 2005;         Lionsmeet 2003;
Rules of earlier Lionsmeets