Welcome to the "Bob's Railway Days on Platform 2" website. This website used to give all the information about the latest operating days and other information related to the then Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway. The D&DMESL has a new website and new name Thornepark Railway this website has all the information about the railway of the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society including the operating days. Click here go to their website . Trains are operating on Sundays in 2019 in the beautiful surroundings of the park plus special events subject to weather. See their now updated website and Facebook page for further details The website has the Facebook link. Details may change without prior notification
Operating days in 2019
Visit the museum's website for all the latest details of events, admission charges, times, special events and much more . The museum illustrates the history of the British Trolleybus from 1911 - 1995 on these open days plus the Free Isle of Axholme Tour. The volunteer members helo make it all possible and are regularly carry out maintenance and development work on Wednesdays throughout the year
The new Model display at the Museum
Page under reconstruction seethe museums events page for more information about the official opening of theToy Museum
Thorne Central publication
Between 2001-2003 I arranged for the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society Ltd. to receive considerable funding to purchase locomotives, materials for the building of coaches and the electric locomotive John L Stokes. We were also able to purchase two marquees for shows such as the Summer Festival Event. Plastic Tables and chairs for visitors to use. Stationary, publicity leaflets and much more were obtained by funding. I would estimate about £10,000+ worth of funding was obtained with many hours of form filling producing brochures for the funders. The Neighbour Renewal Community Chest also funded this special Newsletter that was made available free at local newsagents etc. Click here to see the contents.