16mm and Model Engineers Weekend

The GCR 16mm and Model Engineers weekend is a new event for the 2022 season and will be held on Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th March 2022.

Check back at this page regularly for updates as this event begins to take shape.


At Loughborough -

Up to 10 Traders, check back here for more details as the get confirmed.

Currently Confirmed are -

  • Accucraft UK
  • John Sutton Models

The GCR Pop-Up Garden Railway will be running in the Marquee alongside another layout tbc.


At Quorn & Woodhouse -

  • The Tin Shed Bar will be open serving a variety of hot and cold alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Butler Henderson Cafe will be open serving a variety of Hot and Cold food, drinks and snacks.
  • A selection of miniature road steam vehicles alongside some full size traction engines and steam rollers.
  • Crewe Gresty Bridge 00 Gauge Layout will be on display in a rail vehicle in the Goods Platform.


At Rothley -

  • The Charnwood Forest Garden Railway will be running an intensive service.
  • The 'There & Back Light Railway' will be offering train rides across the yard (Additional charges apply)
  • The Ellis's Tea Rooms will be open serving a variety of Hot and Cold food, drinks and snacks.


Timetables and Fares

Our standard weekend fares will be in operation throughout the weekend.

We will be running a more intensive rail timetable so keep an eye out for special timetables which will be published on this page.


Interested in bringing a layout or a trade stand? Email dan.bowler@gcrailway.co.uk for more information.


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