MODEL TRAIN RIDES AT CLARE ..... 7 1/4" Gauge
Public running days are held on the following days........
November to March .... 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month and long weekends - evening rides - 6pm to 8.30pm.
April to October ....... 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month - afternoon rides - 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Long weekends - 10.30am to 4.30pm
Easter Sunday, Mothers Day ....... 10.30am to 4.30pm
Rides MAY also be available on work days (Wednesday and Saturday 9am - 12 noon) depending on track and driver availability.
Private parties are available on any day. All facilities are included including train rides.
2017 Public Run Days
Jan 14th and 28th, 6.00 – 8.30pm
Feb 11th and 25th, 6.00 – 8.30pm
March 11 & 25, 6.00 - 8.30pm.
April 9th ,1.30 – 4.30, 16th 10.30 – 4.30, 23rd 1.30- 4.30
May 14th, 10.30 – 4.30, 28th 1.30 – 4.30
June 11th, 10.30 – 4.30, 25th 1.30 – 4.30
July 9th & 23rd, 1.30 – 4.30pm
August 13 & 27, 1.30 – 4.30pm
September 10 & 24, 1.30 – 4.30pm
October 1st & 2nd 10.30 to 4.30 …. Hobbies Alive Weekend,
8th & 22nd 1.30 – 4.30
Saturday November 11 & 25 , 6.30 – 8.30pm
December 9th & 23rd , 6.30 – 8.30pm
TRAIN RIDES are $2 per person (under 3 free but must be accompanied by an adult)
Solid enclosed footwear is recommended.
Steam trains emit sparks and soot that can damage clothing.
HOBBIES ALIVE 1st & 2nd October 2017
This is a biennial event we hold. Over the two days we have on display many varied hobbies as well as craft stalls and amusements. With a 2 hectare lake adjoining the railway we usually have a good display of boats and yachts in action. A Colins class submarine model which is large enough for the pilot to be on board may be seen.
Model tractors and jeeps large enough to be driven are seen in action and smaller radio controlled earth moving equipment do some small scale landscaping. Full size old engines and cars are displayed. HO model trains complement our ride on passenger trains. Clare U3A Quilters will have a display in the nearby St Barnabas Church. Food outlets and wine tasting.