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Aug 22, 2017

Centurion Society of Model Engineers


Edited: Aug 23, 2017

South Africa, Gauteng



Physical Address: Meerpark Station Kwikkie Crescent Centurion

Gauteng, South Africa

GPRS: 25̊ 51.066’ S 28̊ 10.971’ E


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Times and Fees

We are normally open to the public every Sunday from 10h00 until 16h00 (except the Christmas and New Year break) when a diesel profile loco is running for rides. Every 3rd Sunday of the month is our club members open day when members bring their steam locomotives to run.


We occasionally open on other days to the public if we have special events but these will be advertised on the website so keep a check!


During the week we are not open to the public but the facilities may be booked for private parties from Wednesday to Saturday. For private parties go to the parties page and open the party booking form for prices and booking instructions.


We charge R10.00 per person per ride.

There is a tuck shop available for drinks, sweets, fire lighters, matches, club caps, club mugs, club badges etc.

Charcoal is normally on sale for the braaiers (BBQ).

Some History of the club:

Back in January 1961 some like minded gentlemen formed a club called “Pretoria Live steam Club/Pretoria stoomtrekkragklub” which operated from their garages. Many years later i.e. 1985 it was announced that a site was made available by the then, Verwoerdburg Municipality for the enthusiasts to exercise their hobby and attracting public interest.

The club announced it's official opening as "Meerpark" on 12 June 1993.

The club now known as Centurion Society of Model Engineers boasts an attractive site with a track of just under 900m which trails through a beautiful landscape including tunnels, bridges over lakes and many trees. We have now extended the track to have an alternative loop with a further bridge and diamond crossing for a longer ride and more enjoyable ride. The track consists of multi-gauge ground level track of 3.5", 5" and 7.25" tracks. Perfect for a family outing or picnic.



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    Sep 20, 2017

    Located in Columbia, TN, USA We are located in the central part of Tennessee here in the United States. We currently have 14,500 Feet of 7 1/2" track with grades that reach 3.0%. The Club recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary and needless to say guest are always welcome. Visitors can find information on the Clubs Web Site at
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    Sep 14, 2017

    Hollycombe is a working steam museum near liphook. I would highly recommend paying a visit if you're ever in the area they have some amazing engines there as well as steam fairground and railways. more information on there website at as I said before I would highly recommend hollycombe to anyone interested in steam/vintage fairgrounds. Thanks - George
  • kingfisher.sa7
    Aug 22, 2017

    South Africa, Gauteng Website: Location: Corner of Golf Club Terrace & Louis Botha Drive Florida, Gauteng, South Africa GPS Coordinates: 27o 54' 16" E, 26o 09' 38" S Club is open to the public on 1st and 3rd Sundays each month 9:30am to 4:30pm except during the last half of December when the trains do not operate. Please find and like us on Facebook General Information The track consists of multi-gauge ground level track of 3.5", 5" and 7.25" tracks. The track comprises two circular loops, the shorter of the two is about 450 metres long, while the longer is about 850 metres long. The total running surface of the track is almost 1,6 km's. The vertical height difference between the highest and lowest points in the track work is 5 metres. The average ruling gradient/s is 1:100 to 1:80, although there is a section of track which is graded to 1:50 for approx 60 metres. Other track features are, a single track concrete bridge, two single track steel structured bridges, a double track 2-span steel structured bridge, and two parallel tunnels. There are also three dead-end sidings, two by-pass loops through the station and two through sidings adjacent to the station. The station area contains 14 sets of multigauge points (railway standard point type). Regrettably, the track work does not contain signals, although there are gradient markers, whistle boards and two level crossings for general road traffic. The main steaming bay (which is raised) can accommodate up to about 30 locomotives and consists of two traverses, a ground level turntable, and a lifting hoist to allow locomotives to move between the track and the main steaming bay/s. The main steaming bay also has a parking/loading siding and a separate on-loading or off-loading bay. Additionally, there is a sub steaming bay which consists of a dead-end siding, an angular adjustable turntable used to assist in the off-loading and on-loading of locomotives and rolling stock, and a steaming bay. Both steaming bay facilities are fitted with quick-coupled water and air fittings. Visitors are encouraged to bring their locomotives (each steam locomotives must have a valid boiler certificate, presentable on request.) Drivers' licenses for all forms of traction are required. All motive power must conform to S.M.E.E. standards for flange and back-to-back wheel profiles. Products Train Rides, Stationary Oil and Petrol Engine Museum