About us

We are a fully insured 7 ¼” gauge portable miniature railway, with years of experience in operating miniature railways. As the only commercial portable miniature railway in the North East, we can offer visitors an unrivalled experience on this unique attraction, conjuring feelings of nostalgia through our heritage style locomotives which are loved by adults and children alike.


Passengers travel up and down our line twice, behind one of our professionally built locomotives. The railway is 200ft long consisting of a mixture of aluminium and steel rail sections, both designed especially to be light weight yet durable.


As part of a tight-knit community of portable miniature railways around the country, we set a high standard for quality in miniature railway safety and enjoyment. We follow all HSE guidelines and have full risk assessments and operations guides, covering everything from train brakes to Covid-19.

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Meet the Team

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Patrick David Allen

Director.
Contact: 07484829275
Email: GLMRailways@gmail.com

Portable Miniature Railway

Nick Wright

Steam Technician.

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Jamie Barnshaw

Operations.

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Phoebe

Social Media Co-ordinator.

 

Requirements

Important considerations include: space- we need at least 150ft in length and 10ft in width (however we can lay our track on a wide pavement) & barriers (needed in very busy locations in order to reduce risk). The track is 200ft in total, however we can take more or less track depending on the event.

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Where we travel...

We are based in Tyne and Wear, however we can travel across the country to deliver high quality events! Contact us to find out more!

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The Track

Designed and built by the one of leading track suppliers, Miniature Railway Workshop, our track is constructed to be suitable and adaptable for all situations.

Constructed of recyclable box section steel for rail and recycled plastic for sleepers, our track is extremely environmentally friendly. 

 
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Scamp no3 'Navigtor'

"The Scamp is a small 7¼” gauge sit on locomotive. Powered by a petrol engine and two 800watt electric motors. The 1st of the motors is driven by the engine and acts as a dynamo, this generated power is used to drive the second motor via a reversing switch and electronic speed controller." - CMD Engineering

"The chassis was welded up by Colin and then I built it up on the dining room table, much to the dismay of the then household manager." - Scott Bradley (First owner and builder of Scamp no3)

Scamp no3 is the newest addition to our fleet! It's a very impressive little locomotive! Find out more in this very interesting book by Colin: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254680878570

Rolling Stock

Our carriage is of all metal construction, it is built with durability and sturdiness in mind. Despite being only 4.5ft long, it can happily carry a family of 4 people up and down the line. Built by a professional company based in Port Talbot.

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Our Friends

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Woolsey's Miniature Railway

Non-profit railway - based in Dacorum

http://www.woolseysminiaturerailway.com/

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Miniature Railway Workshop

07484829275