Fort Victoria Model Railway

Welcome to 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!

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The British layout is in the course of major construction which has proved to be of great interest as it shows just how much time and patience, not to mention imagination, are required in the minute detail to make the layout a ‘living and breathing’ operation. Many modellers will be interested to see the materials used for this construction.

Our major ambition is to have a model railway with working models showing a miniature world that is both fun and colourful. We would also like to feel that other modellers, particularly those just starting their layouts, would get some ideas and inspiration from our efforts.

 

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WINTER OPENINGS:  The Railway Shop will be open

Fridays to Mondays from 11.00 - 3.00 until Thursday

12th February, weather permitting.  From Friday 13th to

Monday 23rd February the trains will be running from

11.00 - 3.00 daily.  This will again be weather dependent.

The Railway will re-open after the half term period on

Saturday 21st March for the forthcoming season.

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