Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre Model Railway Show, in association with Nottingham Model Railway Society

Diary Details

Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd June 2024

A5 flyer: "Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. 22nd & 23rd of June 2024. Mere Way, Ruddington, NG11 6JS. Featuring Trent Lane Junction! Model Railway show. Layouts in various scales and eras. Trade stands to expand your collection. Parking on-site (£2). Adults £5 - accompanied children free. Other Heritage Centre attractions open as usual."

Our full Show Guide is now available for download. Please note that that there will be no printed copies of this show guide.

Opening Hours

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 23rd June 2024, 10:00 – 16:00


NTHC Ruddington – Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JS


Adults £5.00. Card payments are available. Major debit cards (MasterCard/Visa) accepted.

Accompanied under 16s FREE.

Parking on site: £2 per vehicle. This is to help towards the upkeep of the site. Card payments are available.

Br-style totem: Layouts

Trent Lane Junction – 4mm scale OO gauge east side of Nottingham in the late 1950s/early 1960s

Ashbrook Dale Too – 4 mm scale OO gauge fictional terminus in Derbyshire in LMS days

Bergstadt – 2.54mm scale TT120 gauge German Black Forest town in the 1990s

Depot Lane – 4mm scale OO gauge small multi-era diesel Motive Power Depot somewhere in the UK

Hillside Park – 2mm scale N gauge steam and diesel shed in the mid-1960s

Leigh St George – 2mm scale N gauge Midlands market town in the 1990s

Lemon Wharf – 6.35mm scale On30 gauge US 1950s modular layout from Black Diamonds

Oliver Hill – 3.5mm scale HO gauge US industrial switching in Vermont

Phoenix Junction – 4mm scale OO gauge warehouse sidings in the West Midlands

Rose Grove SP – 4mm scale OO gauge diesel servicing point in BR Blue days

Wire Mill Drive – 3.5mm scale HO gauge US industrial facility

Friends of the Great Central Railway Bridging the Gap Project

Rob Law/Skog Carriage and Wagon Works – 3D printing – Rob will be demonstrating how he makes O gauge wagons

Tony Wright’s Loco Clinic, sharing his wealth of modelmaking experience

A2B Model Railways – Model shop based in Matlock

Anoraks Anonymous – Specialists in pre-owned stock, at bargain prices

Buggleskelly Station – Tom Marshall, Professional Model Maker

CM3 – Specialists in scratch building supplies, tools, switches and scenic accessories

Culcheth Models – Warrington-based model shop

NMRS Club Secondhand Sales – NMRS club members’ surplus items and more, all offered for sale as seen – grab yourself a bargain!

Sherwood Models – Nottingham’s only model shop, with a wide variety of models

Other Heritage Centre attractions open as usual
       Permanent indoor layouts:
       Ruddington – 4mm scale OO gauge recreation of Ruddington station in the 1960s
       Millhouse Lane – 7mm scale O gauge ex-Great Western Railway in the Cotswolds in the 1950s
       Sodor – 4mm scale OO gauge Thomas the Tank Engine
       Barry Island – outside loops in G, O and OO gauge (weather permitting)
       Extension/workshop open:
              Ellis Road – OO modern image
              Codswallop – N gauge BR blue era Midlands, under construction (in limited operation)
       RMRC sales stand
       Members’ layouts and projects
       Take Control! (drive Thomas, Percy or James on the G scale for five minutes for just £2)
The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd Gauge 1, 3½-inch, 5-inch & 7-inch tracks, with rides on the last three, from 12.00 on Saturday and Sunday (weather and volunteers permitting)
Bric A Brac shop, selling railwayana, books, and occasional model railway items
The Heritage Café will be open both days serving breakfasts & lunches. Full roasts are available on Sunday.
Unfortunately, the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) will not be operating.
Google map image of Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre

Public transport:

By train – Nearest railway stations are Beeston [3.6 miles], Nottingham [4.32 miles], East Midlands Parkway [4.67 miles], and Attenborough [5.12 miles]. We recommend travelling to Nottingham and then proceeding by bus (see below).

By bus – Nottingham City Transport: Saturday, 3, 3A or 10 to Ruddington Green, then walk down Asher Lane and through Rushcliffe Country Park; Sunday, 10C to Rushcliffe Country Park. All buses call at Nottingham railway station.

This area of Nottingham is not served by tram.

By car – Take the M1, leave at Junction 24, take the A453 (Remembrance Way) towards Nottingham, then onto Green Lane in Clifton Village, towards Ruddington (becomes Clifton Lane, then Clifton Road), right at the Victoria Tavern onto B680 (Wilford Road/Dutton’s Hill/High Street), follow B680 left at the Frame Breakers (Kirk Lane), right at traffic lights onto A60 (Loughborough Road), right at roundabout onto Mere Way, and right at next roundabout.