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Famous Trains Model Railway

Markeaton Park, Derby, England
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Full of promise !!!

Speaking to the staff who were saying they have only been going for 5 years. Very excitable staff... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
carla w
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
FANTASTIC MODEL RAILWAY FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Situated in Markeaton Park on the main A38 (opposite McDonalds). Amazing working model railways in... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
the_lattersof_sutton
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Markeaton Park, Derby, England
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Speaking to the staff who were saying they have only been going for 5 years. Very excitable staff member who is loving what he does which is wonderful. For only £2 an adult it's well worth it and some of the accessories on sale are...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Situated in Markeaton Park on the main A38 (opposite McDonalds). Amazing working model railways in various scales. Child friendly with "push buttons" for them to work. Informative staff and exhibition material. Worth every penny of £2 per adult - in fact would have happily paid...More

1  Thank the_lattersof_sutton
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

As we are interested in Heritage railways we decided to check out this place, which has the largest Model railway in the East Midlands. It is run by very pleasant and knowledgeable volunteers who were all keen to explain the history of the local area...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a really excellent place, well worth a visit. This is the type of place that makes England that bit more interesting and I would recommend visiting.

Thank Struan e
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend an hour if you have a child or children interested in model trains at a very decent cost - £4 for a family, currently. There is a main track occupying one wall, and several smaller tracks around the room, some...More

1  Thank Stewart B
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Just been to visit the Famous Trains Model Railway for the first time at Markeaton Park Derby. Very good layout and great for kids, plenty of trains to see and a few small layouts with push buttons for the kids to mess about with. Very...More

2  Thank Paul J
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

great place to go for young and not so young the detail in modeling is great all run by volunteers and they know what they are talking about HAVE A LOOK

1  Thank kia832
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Plenty to see and enjoy even though the narrow gauge railway in Markeaton Park has been closed. A risk of addiction.

1  Thank Stan C
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

This weekend I visited here, really astonished about the running model trains and the surroundings made beautifully as per the same scale of the model trains. Very well informative gentleman explains every aspects of the past and present railways, really well worth a visit.

1  Thank Prem K
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Three generations of our family visited this model railway exhibition and apart from the 11 week old, all were enthralled by the various model railways on display. The largest is really extensive and is a work in progress being 3 years into a 5-year programme...More

1  Thank makesholiday
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