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About

Welcome to the Top Field Light Railway, we hope you enjoy your visit to our wonderful little railway.

We are a 7 1/4 inch gauge miniature railway located on the Top Field Campsite adjacent to the Whitwell & Reepham Station, set in the heart of rural Norfolk. Construction began in 2016, and the railway has continuously been maintained and operated by members of the Whitwell & Reepham Model Engineering Club.

We are a 7 1/4 inch gauge miniature railway located on the Top Field Campsite adjacent to the Whitwell & Reepham Station, set in the heart of rural Norfolk. Construction began in 2016, when we formed the Whitwell & Reepham Model Engineering Club and model engineering continues to be a key aspect of our development alongside building Top Field Light Railway.

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The Whitwell and Reepham Model Engineering Club.

Model engineering is the pursuit of construction proportionally scaled miniature working representations of full sized machines. This can encompass many different skills and the W&RMEC works to develop these skills amongst our members and share knowledge and information. Since the Club was formed in 2016 we have always run the Top Field Light Railway, this forms the main source of income for the club and is the greatest focus for our current activities.
The club has had a number of pieces of equipment donated to aid in the building of the railway including some workshop machinery. We are actively working to build a workshop/loco shed where members can work on their model engineering projects alongside over members.

Keeping the Railway running

The loco’s the W&RMEC operate on the TFLR are mostly handmade or manufactured by small scale commercial producers. Spare parts are not readily available and normally if something breaks or wears out the only affordable option is for members to repair or manufacture another component. A huge part of why people enjoy Model engineering is in the making

our railway line

The Top Field Light Railway is a unique 71⁄4 inch gauge miniature railway, set in the picturesque grounds of Whitwell & Reepham Station in the heart of Norfolk. The line runs

Our little railway is a 7 1/4 inch gauge line which runs for about 200 meters. We hope to expand this line with donations we are given as well as build on to what we’ve currently got. We have two stations, Mill lane, which is the main terminus station with a yard and current locomotive facilities, a yard and a small signal box.

Mill Lane Station

Often when your train arrives in “Mill Lane”, you can see the standard gauge railway down the bottom as well other items of rolling stock or work being carried out. Then further down the line, you spot the loading ramp where the trains get off the trailers and on to the railway.

Musn't Grumble Station

Then we move onto “Musn’t Grumble” which is a small station halt opposite the cattle dock slope you probably went up to get to us. Then at the end of the line is a steep gradient which challenges the locomotive.

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History

A little potted history of the Top Field Light Railway.