Registered charity number 1126173

Meetings, Exhibitions and Events.

All events take place at the FTMR Building, near the main car park of Markeaton Park in Derby unless otherwise specified.

Open as normal

The Famous Trains model railway building is open as normal from 11am to 4pm. We plan to open every Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

An entry ticket still only costs £3.00 for an adult or £1.50 for a child, with a bargain rate of £6 for a family of up to two adults with children under 16 years old.

Our big model railway based on Chinley station will be operating 'famous' trains as well as trains appropriate to Derbyshire in the 1950s and 1960s.

We look forward to seeing you again!

The Summer Train Festival

On 13-15 and 20-22 August we hold our Summer Trains event in which visitors can see added attractions, including a used book sale. Railway books at silly prices are on sale to help our charity. You need to be early so as not to miss the best bargains!

Come and enjoy a variety of model railway layouts and exhibits in several scales from the smallest that we have (Z gauge) to the biggest (gauge 3 up on the wall!).

To see all this come to the Famous Trains building at the south (Ring Road) end of Markeaton Park, Derby.

Summer Special 13-15 and 20-22 August

Trains of Remembrance

On 5-7 and 12-13 November, we hold our Trains of Remembrance event in which run models of trains dating from World War 1 and World War 2 on an appropriately themed layout.

The Famous Trains model railway building will be decorated to a matching World War theme.

Look out for the poster when it is published.

Christmas Trains

On 17-18 December, we hold our Christmas event in which run models of trains with a Christmas theme.

The Famous Trains model railway building will be decorated to celebrate Christmas.

Look out for the poster when it is published.