The Gravesend Model Marine & Engineering Society is based at the Club's track in Cascades Leisure Centre grounds, Riverview Park, Gravesend.
The Society currently has approximately 60 members of all ages and from all walks of life. Members interests range from garden gauge railways to 5" gauge and larger; from steam rollers and stationary steam engines to hotair engines. Alas, there are now only a very small number of members within the society active in marine modelling. The construction of our 1218ft track consists of mild steel fabricated rail sections, supported at interval on concrete 'A' frames. The 'A' frames also serve as supports for a continuous anti-tip rail. Being dual gauge and as all riding trolleys are of 5in. gauge. Both 3½" & 5" tracks are placed equally about the track centre line, ensuring that the locomotive is in line with the driving trolley regardless of the gauge of the loco. In the last few years, we have made significant changes to our site. The major change being a new club building; the old wooden structure was becoming very fragile and had no toilet facilities. We now have a new steel building complete with improved security and the much needed toilet. We have also recent installed a boiler water treatment system and pumped this to the station and steaming bays.
Inside the Grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre Thong Lane, Gravesend, DA12 4LG, United Kingdom