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Wansford Miniature Railway


“Recreating the Past for the Future in Miniature”

We have closed now for the winter and we will start running our services from Half Term in February 2024. Our shop will be open over the NVR Santa Services subject to volunteer availability.

Our Shop is open every Saturday subject to volunteer availbility 

The Miniature Railway is based at Wansford Station just behind the Miniature Railway & Wagon Group Shop (which is where you purchase your ticket to travel on the Miniature Railway), the 5” Gauge railway runs along the side of the car park and is able to provide train rides to Adults and Children alike, we will be operating Steam and Battery electric locomotives. The Miniature railway boasts two stations, Turntable, Locomotive Shed, goods sidings, Signals and everything which is Main Line in Miniature. A small charge is made for a ticket to travel on the Miniature Railway. The Miniature Railway is fully supported by donations and Ticket Sales. 

Our Ticket Office and shop is well stocked with some special Miniature Railway Gifts, our Collectors Corner has a wide selection of Days Gone and Lledo Car and vans, Books, Railway Models, and Wooden Train Letters to make your name with, many other items on sale also.

Are you looking to Celebrate with a difference , Why not hire the Miniature Railway, Birthday Parties ,Celebration's, Part of a group visit to the NVR 

The Miniature Railway can be privately hired for Children's Parties and other celebrations at Wansford, refreshments can be added from the NVR Cafe and of course Bigger Train rides too.To enquire about a Miniature Railway private hire please email miniature.railway@nvr.org.uk

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Our shop is open most Saturdays from 930 to 3 pm, we have a wide selction of pocket money gifts, Models, Bespoke souveniers, Jigsaws, OO Guage Limited edition Wagons, a widee selction of Trackside and Lledo Models 

Miniature Locomotive men pin badges 
£3.50 if collected from Wansford or purchased from our shop at events
£5.00 including postage 

To purchase click here 


Meet our engines and Rolling Stock, we have several locomotives that will be hauling trains on the Miniature Railway.

Passenger Carriages

Two Mk1 Style coaches in Maroon
Three Southern Green coaches
Maroon BG coach
Two GWR Style Coaches
Maroon Observation Saloon

Various Wagons
Brake Van 
Engineering Wagons


Narrow Gauge Design 0-4-2 Steam Locomotive "Holly”

Built in Peterborough in 2001, this has recently been purchased by one of our members and will now be seen running on the miniature railway, the locomotive can run either with its tender or just as a side tank locomotive.

Narrow Gauge Design 0-4-2 Steam Locomotive "JOE"

Narrow Gauge Design Sweet Pea No 1937,  Just re painted in Red and named Muriel 

BR Class 08 No 08679

Based on an 08 Shunter that was based at North Gawber Colliery in South Yorkshire until scrapped, the locomotive was seen at the colliery by the models owners who has lovingly restored the model to replicate the real 08679

BR Class 08 No 08925 

Under restoration, to be outshopped in Green the same as the full size 08925 based at Whitemoor Yard in March

Class 25 D5217

Operational and will enter service in 2023


Coronation Class Shunter D2700 "Doreen Foster"

Class 14 No D9520 " Stan Collett"

This locomotive is owned by the miniature railway purchased by donations, the locomotive is restored to the same livery of the full size D9520 that is based here on the NVR. This locomotive will see regular use on the miniature railway

GWR Prarie Currently under full overhaul, by one of our members and when complete will be operational on the miniature railway.

LNER B1 "Roedeer"

This locomotive is currently being built by one of our members and when complete will be operational on the miniature railway.

Our new fund rasing lapel badges can also be purchased via the donations link 


Click here to visit our Photo Gallery  to see all the photographs of our project.