Sun 23rd May 2021 - Public running after lifting of lockdown. All kept socially distanced with hygiene a top priority.
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.

On Sunday 23rd of May we officially opened our gates to the public for the first time since March 2020. We are currently aiming to be open every Sunday from 11am till 4pm weather and restrictions dependant.

All rides will be operated with limited numbers at a cost of £1 per person on a socially distanced basis with all carriages undergoing cleaning between each trip.

We are currently running with a limited number of volunteers so we apologise in advance if there is a waiting time before you can ride and request that all visitors wear face masks if possible and remain socially distanced where possible at all times.

We hope to welcome you back here at Ruddington to visit us in the coming weeks and once again enjoy all we have to offer.

Public Opening:

The Miniature Railway at Ruddington operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter until October. Due to Covid 19 we have not produced a 2021 leaflet but you can download our 2020 leaflet 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.