Famous Trains Model Railway

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Famous Trains Model Railway

Famous Trains Model Railway
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Graham J
6 contributions
A great place to visit
Mar 2020
I recently visited this attraction for the second time.
It's a great place to visit to see all of the layouts of which most were working. On the large layout there was a wide range of model trains going around the various circuits. It is a wonderful layout but in certain areas, it's starting to look a bit tired and perhaps could do with a bit of a clean.
This Model Railway is situated a small distance from the Car Park which is fine for most people but people who are less abled or struggle with walking would have a problem.
I would certainly visit this place again.
Written March 21, 2020
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chell272015
Derbyshire, UK2 contributions
Great place to visit in the park.
Mar 2020 • Family
Spent a lovely afternoon looking at the beautifully made layouts and the little trains. The 6 and 3 year olds loved pushing the buttons to make the trains run and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Written March 1, 2020
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andrew e
Oxford, UK111 contributions
Model railway in the park. Perfect for rainy day!!
Feb 2020 • Family
An absolute gem of a find! A model railway in the middle of the park in Derby. Fully running OO voyage layout with buttons for the children to press, plus a corner where the kids can do some colouring in the warm, and watch Thomas the tank video. Plus there's a small layout where they can have a go at driving. Beware though, you'll go home wanting one! Entry was £5 for 2 adults and 2 children. Really good value!
Car parking available right by it, at the pay and display car park.
You don't have to love trains to appreciate it.
Written February 24, 2020
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Peter S
Yeovil, UK3 contributions
Well worth the visit
Jan 2020
The main layout is beautifully done, combining three cameos, a quarry, a period station in Derbyshire and an imaginary Derbyshire village. You may recognise some of the buildings, which are from local villages and you'll certainly recognise the rolling stock.
Written January 26, 2020
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Rosie W
133 contributions
Our son loved it
Nov 2019 • Family
Our little boy loved it here
We spent over an hour here and struggled to get him out as he didn't want to leave.. in the end we had to carry him out crying!! 😂
Definitely worth a visit- I think we'll have to come everytime now.. will make a good rainy day activity.
Written November 23, 2019
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adyval
Long Eaton, UK639 contributions
was ok
Sep 2019
Been wanting to visit for a few years and eventually did today Sunday 1st Sept 2019. Large main set up with other small models that werent working. The large layout was ok but not many trains running at all. Feel the layout is mainly for the men working it and not the spectators.
Written September 1, 2019
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makesholiday
Derby, UK189 contributions
A really interesting display and so are the people who run it
Apr 2019 • Family
The model railway is housed in a large room that is open to the public every Saturday, SUnday and Monday plus extra days at some Bank Holidays. The model railways are not static but are being run to show them at their best. There are a couple of smaller displays where you can take control of the controllers, which is a delight for small children.

The display has been growing since it took over the room on Markeaton Park in 2013. There is still development to do but the vast majority is fully modelled and working.

Your ticket is a day ticket and you can go back as often as you want throughout the day.
Written April 21, 2019
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Autumn O
18 contributions
Brilliant
Oct 2018 • Couples
Absolutely loved the whole experience, the model train sets were beautifully desplayed and you can really see how much effort has been put into making all of them.
One of my favourite things about the whole experience was seeing and hearing how passionate the volunteers are about the work they do there, I will be going back.
Written March 11, 2019
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Val H
Quarndon, UK9 contributions
We’ll go again!
Mar 2019 • Couples
We live locally to Markeaton Park but had never visited Famous Trains. What an amazing place! A 60 foot long trainline plus other smaller sections. An amazing Harry Potter themed section with a fantastic Hogwarts made by a volunteer. All the volunteers were extremely friendly and children made very welcome. Definitely worth more than one visit.
Written March 11, 2019
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Doran78
3 contributions
Beautifully presented
Nov 2018 • Solo
If you like model railways then this is by far the best place in the local area. Plenty of variety in locomotives and scenery.
Written December 29, 2018
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