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Modrail 2018

When: Saturday 10 March 2018 12:00 AM - Saturday 10 March 2018 04:30 PM

Modrail 2018 at STEAM

10.00am - 4.30pm (last admission: 3.30pm)

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Calling Families, Grandparents and Rail Enthusiasts!

Come and join the fun with your family, friends and like-minded enthusiasts to escape into the wonderfully nostalgic world of model railways.

Located inside STEAM's Great Western Hall, Modrail is organised by Swindon Model Rail Club and there will be a fantastic selection of model railway layouts to enjoy. Over 14 layouts will be on display, in a variety of sizes (Z, N, OO, and O standard gauge) representing British, Continental and American railways. ​

This year, children get the chance to be hands-on and have a go at 'driving' the terrific Hornby 'Doublo' railway layout!

Enjoy Modrail, STEAM's permanent exhibitions and our Meet the Railway Workers Event! 

Why not visit both Modrail and STEAM at a discounted price (please see prices below) and get even more fun for your money!
10 March is also the day of our fortnightly 'Meet the Railway Workers' event so if you purchase a ticket to STEAM,  you'll get to climb aboard Caerphilly Castle, City of Truro and King George V, meet our friendly team of volunteers and learn some fascinating facts. 
Meet the Railway Workers​ takes place between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Visitors just need to make their way to one of the above locomotives.

Admission prices for Modrail 2018 Exhibiton

Adults: £5.00
Children under 16 - free and must be accompanied by an adult 

Discounted STEAM Ticket for Modrail Visitors

Adults: £5.50**
Children (3-15 yrs): £4.40**
Under threes: free
**Please note: this discounted price is available on receipt of a valid Modrail entry ticket.

Modrail 2018 Layouts 

Cloud Street (OO)
New Layout (O)
Riverside yard (HO)
Sankei Kansen 2 (Z)
Hornby dublo (OO)
Clarkesville (HOn3)
Bishopmead (OO)
Murch Murkle (OO
Durrell Park (N)
Ashbrook (3mm)
Rheinhof (HO)
End of the Line (O)
Garden Railway (N)
Dolls House Railway (OO9)
Barton Hill (N)
Emmett Tribute (00)
For the latest update of layouts to be featured and traders attending, please see:


A range of delicious drinks and snacks will be available at STEAM's Platform One Café.

Car Parking

Please note, car parking is at the Swindon Designer Outlet (North) car park. 
STEAM is easily accessible by public transport. Please see Plan a Visit​ for more details.

More Information 

To find out more about Modrail and Swindon Model Rail Club, please visit their website at 

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