Covid Update: 23rd May 2021

Public Reopening:

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 ask that all visitors wear face masks (unless exempt) and remain socially distanced where possible at all times.

We hope to welcome you on your visit to see us here at Ruddington in the coming weeks.


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.