Kimbolton Model Railway

During the Kimbolton Country Fayre a state room in the castle will house a very special local model railway.

Started in 2012 a few friends decided to create a model of Kimbolton station in 00 scale (4mm:1’)  In 2022 the layout was brought to St Neots MRC.  

The enthusiasm of the club members enabled the project to be completed and shown at the 2023 club exhibition.  The model portrays the station at scale with zero compression and allows the running of typical full length trains.

Trains run with models of engines recorded on the line in the many books written about it.  The intent is to portray the line in the last decade of its life.

There are historical displays at each end showing features of the line; a schematic route map on the front edge of the baseboard; and the actual signalbox name board on display.  The model is operated by members of St Neots Model Railway Club.

Kimbolton station was in fact nearer to Catworth than Kimbolton.  The station was on the Midland Railway line from Huntingdon to Kettering and survived for almost 100 years closing in the 1960’s.   Since closure the track has been lifted and the station building and goods shed have become part of Hunters Farm.