One of the first loaded test trains enters the new 7¼" Track Extension
3½" raised track.
7¼" or 4ft 8½"? You decide....
5" raised track.
7¼" Ground Level track.
Gauge 1.
Steam fun in the sun
How many people can you pull?
Loco's being prepared in the raised track steaming bays
Steam or Diesel (Electric), all are welcome
7¼" Steam on the Ground Level track.
The Wedding Belle on our 7¼" Ground Level track.

Public Opening:

The Miniature Railway at Ruddington operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter until October. Download our 2019 information brochure here.....

The Late John Pownall

Funeral Details
Friday 17th May at 11:30
The funeral of the late John Pownall a fellow member and long-time benefactor of the N.S.M.E.E who died on Thusday May 2nd will take place at St Peters Church in Ruddington at 11:30am on Friday the 17th May followed by a private committal.

For anyone wishing to attend, on site parking will be available and there will be a bus leaving from our Ruddington Fields Site at 11am to provide transport from the site to the church and return.

John Pownall

Childrens Parties:

Unfortunately, our popular Childrens Parties are not available at the moment. We hope to be able to introduce them again really soon.....


The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd was founded in 1929 and is one of the longest established societies in the UK. Monthly members meetings provide varied programme of interesting talks. Alongside a full diary of public running days


With a membership now in excess of 280, whose interests span the many branches of model engineering. The society now has its permanent home within the GCR(N) Ruddington Fields Site and actively participates in the work of the centre alongside our full size GCR(N) colleagues.


Our miniature railway track caters for all popular gauges, including Gauge 1, 3½ inch, 5 inch gauge raised tracks and 7¼ inch gauge ground level track each complete with tunnels, extensive landscaping, full signalling and easy unloading and loading of engines.

Get in Touch

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     Great Central Railway  (Nottingham), Mere Way,  Ruddington, Notts,
     NG11 6JS.