Tiverton & District Model Engineering Society

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The society has a raised track of 3 1/2" and 5" gauge, approximately 915 feet long, located at Worthy Moor, near Rackenford, on the edge of Exmoor. It is built on concrete 'A' frames, has anti-tip bars, and up and down gradients of 1 in 100.

To help prospective visitors to the track ensure their own driving trollies clear the 'A' frames and anti-tip rails, here is a drawing of the outline.

At busy times, we also have coloured light signals for controlling train movements.

The track is available for use by club members at any time, with the proviso that there are at least 2 people present. A code of practice for using the track is available to members from the society Honorary Secretary.

The steaming bays are equipped with 12V dc supply. There is also plenty of room for traction engines.

On Tuesdays, volunteers carry out maintenance work.

On the first Saturday of each month we have a steam up where friends and families are welcome, and we have a second steam-up on the Sunday two weeks later. We also have barbecues in the summer. The track is safe enough for children to drive electric locomotives. The track is open to members and their guests all year round.

To see a video of a visiting locomotive complete two circuits of our track click here (Opens in a new window).

You can view the site through Google maps by clicking this link (Opens in a new window).

If you wish to visit the track, the location details are as follows:
Postcode EX16 8EF
Map Reference SS 847 200
GPS 50° 58' 04" N
03° 38' 32" W

To get to the track, leave the M5 motorway at junction 27 and take the A361 towards Barnstaple. After 24 miles, at Moor Town Cross (Services) turn left, and then immediately left again, signposted to Rackenford. After 1.7 miles, the track entrance is on your right-hand side.


Last updated on 27th September 2016