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Statfold Barn - Giant Miniature Weekend - May 6th/7th

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by sir gomer, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. sir gomer

    sir gomer New Member

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    As well as the SBR's amazing Enthusiast Days that will take place in 2017, the family-friendly steam weekend will also be returning. May 6th/7th sees the 'Giant Miniature Weekend' take place at the award winning SBR and this is the only event in the calendar aimed at all ages, welcoming families to Statfold Barn.

    The event takes a different format to other SBR events, being set over 2 days and featuring countless road steam examples in various shapes, types and sizes

    Attractions -
    * Over 80 Miniature Traction Engines and Steam Lorries in steam
    * Indoor Displays of Toy Steam, Model Engineering, 16mm and Much More Indoors
    * Steam Train Rides on the Statfold Barn Railway (5 engines in steam)
    * Footplate rides available for the short distance at Statfold Jnc High Level Platform
    * Working displays in miniature including Wood Sawing, Threshing, Heavy Haulage
    * Visit the SBR Roundhouse and see the amazing collection of engines from around the world
    * Children's activities
    * Refreshments and Real Ale bar available
    * Full Size Road Locomotives (5 approximately) in steam

    This is a different event to the enthusiasts days, with less in steam on the railway but a wide variety of different attractions on offer in other areas

    Unlike last year the Roundhouse will be open and so the rest of the SBR collection (who are at home at the time of the event of course) will be there to view. The sight of many narrow gauge engines sat around the turntable in the purpose built roundhouse is impressive indeed!

    If you've ever thought "the kids would love this" or "the grandkids would love this" when you've visited Statfold before then this is the event for you!

    Invitations (tickets) are already available through the SBR website at www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk
    Adult tickets are priced at £10, Under 14s at £5 and a Family Ticket (2a+2c) at £25
    As usual with SBR events, all invitations must be ordered in advance

    Many thanks for your time and we hope to see you at the "Giant Miniature Weekend" - a great excuse to bring the entire family for a day out at Statfold Barn! :D
     
  2. sir gomer

    sir gomer New Member

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    Invitations available and going steadily for the second family steam weekend at Statfold Barn - a rare opportunity for the whole family to experience this award winning narrow gauge railway

    If you've ever thought "the kids would love this" or "the grandkids would love this" when you've visited Statfold before then this is the event for you!

    Invitations available as always through www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk
     
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    Tram Update -

    We are pleased to announce that as an additional attraction the 1906-built Tramcar No14, formerly of the Burton & Ashby Light Railway, will be in operation at the "GMW" event. No14 has been restored to a high standard whilst at Statfold and has had a purpose-built tram shed, station and tramway constructed for it to run on! Tram rides will be a new addition to the SBR in 2017 and we are so pleased to be hosting No14 at the "GMW".

    In addition to the tram we are also planning to offer "Driver for a Fiver" with an SBR steam locomotive - an attraction limited to "GMW" only.

    You will be able to catch the steam train or the tram for your journey between Statfold Jnc and Oak Tree Halt, passing several miniature traction engines on route no doubt. The road engine line-up now includes 80+ miniature road steamers and at least 3 full size examples in steam - with perhaps more to come! :D

    Thank you all for your interest. Invitations as always available through www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk and we also have a FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1813090135595958/ for regular updates on additions to the event.

    We hope to see some of you there. If you've ever thought "the kids would love this" or "the grandkids would love this" when you've visited Statfold before then this is the event for you!
     
  4. Gav106

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    Out of interest what is the age limit on the driver for a fiver? Same goes for the footplate trips.
     

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