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PPE for the NHS

How our Workshop is helping during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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A Railway ticket reading "A family Friendly Garden Railway"
During the 1st wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic the Soar Valley Garden Railway produced over 10,000 items of PPE for the NHS in the East Midlands.
Thankyou to our Partners/Supporters
Thankyou to our supporters for your kind donations helping us to keep providing PPE during the 1st wave.
Translink Express Logistics - Delivering PPE to the NHS
Translink Express Logistics provided shipping during our PPE drive. Thank-you Translink Express!
A team of 3d Printers in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby


As well as using our machines we're acting as the collection hub for a team of 11 volunteers who are using their machines to print for the NHS. At the railway we check for quality, clean and allocated the prints for delivery to Loughborough Partnership Trust Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and Derby Hospitals
What do we usually use our printers for?


What do we usually use our printers for?
Our printers are based at the Soar Valley Garden Railway (Which is also our family home) where they are used to make parts for our trains and model villages. The railway teaches children (2yrs and up) to drive model trains.
In the past our printers have printed miniature street lights, railway signals, station signs, billboards, fences, furniture, spare parts, a working snow plow and even a diesel locomotive!


"Lovely little place and staff were really helpful and friendly.

My son (aged 2.5) loved it, especially the fact that he was allowed to let his dinosaur ride the train! My little girl (aged 1.5) also loved it and enjoyed looking at the lights and climbing in the tunnels!

Food was homemade and really tasty too"



In the village of Sutton Bonington along the borders of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and near the River Soar.

Soar Valley Garden Railway,
119, Main Street,
Sutton Bonington,
LE12 5PE.


Roxanne Hodson


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