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About Famous Trains Model Railway

Located in Derby, the Famous Trains Model Railway features an impressive display of historic trains. Train enthusiasts will be in heaven at this fascinating attraction, where you can learn about the area’s railway history and how railways operate.

You’ll be mesmerised by the East Midlands exhibit, as it features the largest 00-scale model railway based on Chinley station in Derbyshire. There are four continuous tracks from which 20 trains from the 1950s and 1960s run alongside a collection of several other famous trains from around the country.

The Hornby Dublo layout is a popular display, where you’ll find a range of various layouts that include N gauges and 0 gauges. The kids will delight in the hands-on Thomas trains and wooden train track set, while the on-site gift shop sells model cars, rolling stock kits and small toys.

Getting there

Located in Markeaton Park, Famous Trains Model Railway is around three kilometres west of Derby. You can get there by car or take a local bus from the city centre to the Markeaton Park stop, a five-minute walk away.

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