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Southport Model Railway Village

Lower Promanede, Kings Gardens, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1QX.

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Based upon typical south-west Lancashire architecture, the site consists of a country scene, village and town. Movement is generated by one of the largest…

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Ruislip Lido Railway

Reservoir Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 8TY.
Tel: 01895 622 595.

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12in. gauge, 1 1/4 miles. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Willow Lawn…

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Sherwood Forest Railway

Gorsethorpe Lane, Kings Clipstone, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HL.

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5/8th scale, 15in. gauge railway running through cuttings, over level crossings and across traditional farmland. Runs to narrow gauge railway principals…

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Orchid Line

Curraghs Wildlife Park, Ballaugh, Isle of Man, IM7 5EA.
Tel: 01624 897 323.

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7.25in. gauge, 1,000 yards. Eight steam locomotives, one petrol and one battery, round a half mile circuit of the park.

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Royal Victoria Railway

Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 5GA.
Tel: 023 80 456 246.

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  • Part disabled access

10 1/4in. gauge, one mile. Six steam, two petrol and three diesel locomotives.

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Ridgeway Light Railway

Ridgeway Park, Peel Close, off Old Church Road, Chingford, Greater London, E4 6XU.

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  • Part disabled access

There are two tracks at Ridgeway Park: Raised – 3½in. & 5in. gauge. Ground Level – 5in. & 7¼in. gauge.

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Rainsbrook Valley Railway

Onley Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5QD.
Tel: 01788 842 709.

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  • Part disabled access

7.25in. approx one mile; 3.5in. & 5in. gauge, 335 yards.

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Porterswick Junction Light Railway

Hidden Valley, Tredidon, St Thomas, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8SJ.

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  • Part disabled access

7.25in. gauge railway. Over a mile in length. Attention to detail with telegraph poles, signal box, bridges and a 110ft tunnel. Steam and I/C locos.

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Pinewood (Wokingham) Miniature Railway

Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road , Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3AQ.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway consists of 5in. & 7 1/4in. dual gauge ground level track that runs for nearly half a mile through delightful Berkshire woodland with steam…

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Moors Valley Railway

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2ET.
Tel: 01425 471 415.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Extensive 7 1/4in. gauge miniature railway, one mile in length. Steam & diesel locomotives.

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North Bay Railway

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Y012 6PF.
Tel: 01723 368 791.

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Run steam outline LNER style A3 locomotives since 1931. Built to 20in. gauge, the line takes visitors from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering…

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Newby Hall Miniature Railway

Newby Hall & Gardens, Nr Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 5AJ.

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  • Part disabled access

The railway is a 7 1/4inch and runs a Royal Scot steam loco and has great views of the gardens. Also two Severn Lamb Western gas locomotives.

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Ness Islands Railway

Whin Park, Bught Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 5SS.
Tel: 01463 235 533.

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  • Part disabled access

Britain’s most northern public miniature railway. 7.25in. gauge, 800 yards. One diesel locomotive and one steam loco.

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Littlehampton Miniature Railway

Mewsbrook Park Station, Hendon Avenue, Littlehampton, West Sussex, .

The railway runs along the seafront between Norfolk Gardens and Mewsbrook Park. The railway is operated by the Littlehampton Heritage Railway Association…

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Mizens Railway

Barrs Lane, Knaphill, Nr Woking, Surrey, GU21 2JW.
Tel: 0208 890 1978.

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7 1/4in. 1,200 yards, 15 steam, six petrol and eight battery locomotives.

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Lakeshore Railroad

South Marine Park, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2NN.
Tel: 07745 350 983.

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Curently the only public, steam working 9 1/2 inch gauge railway in the UK, Lakeshore Railroad was first opened in 1972. Running for just under a third…

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Great Cockcrow Railway

Hardwick Lane, Lyne, Nr Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0AD.
Tel: 01932 565 474.

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  • Part disabled access

7¼in. gauge miniature railway. Signalled and track circuited. Normal run 2,000 yards. 26 steam, three battery and one petrol locomotives.

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Heath Park Miniature Railways & Tramway

Heath Park, King George V Drive East, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF14 4AW.

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  • Part disabled access

Steam, diesel and electric train and tram rides in delightful parkland on the outskirts of Cardiff.

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Harlington Locomotive Society

High Street, Harlington, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 5ET.
Tel: 01895 851 168.

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Large circuit of track of both 5in. & 3 1/2in. gauge incorporating a small tunnel as well as a sizeable Gauge One live steam layout with two running lines…

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Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway

Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Road, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6HT.

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The railway has two tracks, one for small locos and the other which runs for 0.6 mile; 7 1/4in. gauge. Steam & diesel locos.

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Bridgend Miniature Railway

Fountain Road (opposite the Nature Reserve), Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Bridgend, CF32 0EH.

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  • Part disabled access

Miniature railway of various gauges is located in over four acres of woodland adjacent to the Parc Slip Nature Reserve.

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Beer Heights Light Railway

Pecorama, Underleys, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3NA.
Tel: 01297 21542.

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  • Part disabled access

7 1/4in. gauge miniature railway set in beautiful gardens with stunning views. Also Model Railway Exhibition staged in locations around the house or garden.…

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Baggeridge Miniature Railway

Baggeridge Country Park, Wombourne, Staffordshire, DY3 4HB.

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  • Part disabled access

1,400ft of ground level 7.25in., 5in. track and 400ft of 5in. and 3.5in. raised track.

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Beale Railway

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 9NW.

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  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

It has a 10¼in. narrow gauge diesel railway, the track is approximately a mile in length.

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