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Fort Victoria Model Railways
At Fort Victoria, just outside Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, we have an indoor model railway and shop which is open to the public most of the year. The railway has been at the Fort for the past fifteen years, but under new ownership for only five years. The layouts have been completely altered although the controls of the Continental trains are still by computer programme. A new British layout is under construction, and this will be run by an infra-red system.
The British and Continental trains weave their magic through villages, mountains, tunnels and factories, and rekindle many happy childhood memories for many of our visitors. There are working models, some operated by a push button system, whilst others are running all day. A circus and fairground, with working models, is an added attraction as it also has its own miniature railway.
Did you know that our trains running from Easter to October daily cover the equivalent distance from Portsmouth to Edinburgh? And on such small wheels!
Model Railway Shop
The shop stocks many of the major supplier’s goods, e.g. Dapol, Peco, Bachmann, Woodland Scenics, Metcalfe, Ratio, Faller etc. We stock items in the HO/OO and N gauge and are more than prepared to forward stock to customers or order items that we do not hold in stock at that time.
The shop is open daily along with the exhibition. The business is closed for two weeks at the beginning of November, but it is open from Thursday to Monday during the winter months and trains are run at weekends providing it is not too cold!
Please phone for details of winter openings. During the summer season we are open daily from Easter to the end of October.
SmallBrook Studio – makers of fine railway models www.smallbrookstudio.com
The exhibition is open daily from 10.15am to 4.30pm (last trains run at 4pm) throughout the summer until the end of October. The business is closed for two weeks at the beginning of November, but it is open from Thursday to Monday during the winter months and trains are run at weekends providing it is not too cold! Please phone for details of winter openings.
For more info. please call 01983 761553 or click here to email.
Fort Victoria Model Railway, Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0RR
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