Closure of all Ruddington Operations to both members & visitors until further notice

In light of the current government advice & instructions and following our friends Great Central Railway Nottingham who have already ceased operations at Ruddington, we have also made the decision to cease all our normal operations there until further notice. We are as usual working closely together with GCRN to keep everyone safe.

Thus the difficult decision has been made to allow only those members authorised by the Committee of Management to attend on site to ensure the site is safe and secure. These persons will only undertake emergency maintenance and repair work on our behalf.
Visitors to our 2019 Standard Weekend here at Ruddington
One of the first loaded test trains enters the new 7¼" Track Extension. Find the video HERE
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 2020 information brochure here.....

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.

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