Gainsborough Model Railway Society (Florence Terrace, Gainsborough DN21 1BE) is holding several Open Days through the rest of the year.

These days are a chance to see one of the largest ‘O’ Gauge model railways in the country, and a nostalgic and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 180 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock, run on over half a mile of track.

Entry is £4.00 for adults, £3.00 for children and senior citizens, or a ‘2+2’ family ticket for £10.00. All Open Days run from 1.30pm to 5.00pm with last admission at 4.30pm, on dates as follows:

  • Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August
  • Sunday 9th October
  • Sunday 4th December
  • Tuesday 27th / Wednesday 28th December

Society club nights also run throughout the year on Mondays from 7.30pm. For further information, please phone B Hodgkinson on 01427 610475, email or visit