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PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION THE ALL THE 2021 OPEN DAYS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL 2022. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME VISITORS AGAIN SOON.

Welcome to Gainsborough Model Railway, we have hand built one of the largest model railways in ‘O’ gauge, depicting The East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central.

This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model makers art.

The building of the present railway commenced in 1953, and has now become one of the largest ‘O’ gauge model railways of its kind in the country.

Welcome to Gainsborough Model Railway, we have hand built one of the largest model railways in ‘O’ gauge, depicting The East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central.

This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model makers art.

The building of the present railway commenced in 1953, and has now become one of the largest ‘O’ gauge model railways of its kind in the country.

Based on the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Leeds Central, the railway covers 2500 square feet, has over 1200 feet of main line track and needs ten operators.

Please explore our site to see more details of this great model railway.

Come and see authentic replicas of famous locomotives such as Flying Scotsman,  Papyrus and Mallard, just three of the numerous locomotives used on this model to haul crack expresses. The period modelled is from the late 1940’s to the end of the British rail steam, with acknowledgement of the diesel era. It is in the operation of the railway that we have concentrated our efforts.

The jewel in the crown is our model of Kings Cross a magnificent achievement in view of the fine detail incorporated into the model.

The passenger station can accommodate ten trains, the track work closely resembles the original , and incorporates some very complicated pointwork.

There are over:

150 locomotives

100 coaches

200 wagons and vans

150 pieces of pointwork

Half a mile of trackwork

9 stations

It really is well worth a visit !

SOUVENIR BROCHURE £2.00 plus £1.00p&p

e-mail details to: gmrscontact@gmail.com

The Youtube collection of visitor videos can be found HERE

Many thanks to Paul Otter for his efforts in the photography for the site

Please Note: Unfortunately not all of the building is accessible for those with disabilities.

For further information please contact Chris Wragg Chairman 01604 674301 or Barry Hodkinson Secretary 01427 610475