The Gravesend Model Marine and Engineering Society (GMMES) is a small friendly club, whose home track is situated in North Kent overlooking the estuary of the river Thames. Our miniature steam railway offers train rides for children and adults every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm until 4:00pm (times vary for Special events), from early spring to late autumn (British summer time). We have a fine 1218ft. long raised track, catering for 3½" & 5" gauge locomotives.
As well as our normal Sunday afternoon running, throughout the season we hold Special Events (see menu item "Train Rides" then "Special Events"), that attract people from far and wide. The Halloween and Santa runs are particularly popular. Another popular occasion is our annual Charity Event, where the proceeds from all tickets sold on the day are donated to a well known local or national charity. The dates and times for Special Events and normal Sunday running can be checked by going to "Train Rides" then "Timetable" in the main menu.
Train ride tickets are normally just 50 pence each for children and adults alike, so it doesn't cost a fortune to let your little ones ride
all afternoon. If they should get tired of train rides (very unusual), there are swings and slides close by for them to have a break.
Please spend a while exploring our website. We have tried to include something for everyone. Whether you are looking for something to keep the children amused on a Sunday afternoon, or you are a potential new member. Whether you are a member of another model engineering society, or maybe you are already a member of GMMES and need to refresh your memory on club meeting dates etc, we hope you will find something of interest.
GMMES welcomes Wheelchair visitors. For those able to manage steps there is a buggy and wheelchair compound opposite the ticket office with 5 steps down to the station level where there is also seating. For those unable to cope with steps a track level access area for wheelchair visitors is available