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“If you like trains and a beer”
Review of Rail City - CLOSED

Rail City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This model train and mini city display offer a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Grab lunch at the cafeteria.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“If you like trains and a beer”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Then this is the place to visit, although not the easiest place to find. A large detailed layout but unfortunately not many trains operating. Might have given it a higher score had the TGV been running.
Beer was good and reasonably priced.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SurreyLady439
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DEVON
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148 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“For model train enthusiasts”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

One long wall of this establishment is taken up with a diorama, of railway tracks running through the countryside and various stations. And something is moving all the time although the hi-speed model never did. The trains are mini in size. There is no information about them or their model size. Adult or child you have to be an enthusiast to get the most from it. The beer selection is sparse, their coffee good. The ambiance rather garish. Its located in the same building where Luc Vanlaere performs on his harps so its a useful place to wait before his performance.

Visited April 2014
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Thank DevonFoxtrotone
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“modle trains delight”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

If you like model trains and a drink, maybe this is the place to visit. Bar and one of the largest automated model railways available. Further work has been done on this since the last visit.

Visited March 2014
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Thank brian w
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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic.”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We had great difficulty finding this cafe. It is opposite the Church of our lady, Mariastraat, through the archway into the Picasso exhibition but carry straight on into a covered shopping area, the cafe is on the left. On entering you are in a small bar/cafe but on the right is a fantastic 00 guage model railway which the cafe owner fires up for you, it includes, realistic engine noise, lighting, and several levels of layout track. By the way the coffee is good too. The cafe owner explained it had taken hom 3 years to make and he still isn't finished. Well worth a visit and its free!

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Barry C
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“For train lovers, young and old!”
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Popped here for a drink as my boyfriend is a fan of trains. We were blown away by the intricacy that has been used to create such a fantastic model railway. The drinks were very reasonably priced and a wide choice. Was lovely to see a range of ages enjoy a group of people's passion in creating a model railway. A must see!!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Jo W
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