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Encyclopedia > Pendon Museum

Pendon Museum, located in Abdingdon near Oxford, displays typical scenes on the Great Western Railway (GWR) of the 1920s.


There is a nearly exact scale model of the Vale of the White Horse on one level, with a viaduct of the type designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the designer and builder of the GWR. On the second level, as yet under construction, a number of scenes, all based on actual locations and buildings, depict village and rural life. The museum also includes displays of individual models, modelling methods, and railway artifacts. The museum also displays Madder Valley, a pioneering model railway built by John Ahern. Founded by the late Roye England, the layout is run a by group of volunteers, and is open to the public most weekends and holidays. The model trains are hand-built to represent individual locomotives, carriages, and wagons as exactly possible, based on surviving records and photographs. Operation consists of a sequence of trains showing what one could have seen passing by on a summer day and night in the mid 1920s. This sequence is based on timetables of the period.


External link

  • Pendon Museum official site (http://www.pendonmuseum.com/)

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Pendon Museum [ Homepage ] (647 words)
At Pendon we aim to recapture, in detailed and colourful miniature, scenes showing the beauty of the English countryside as it used to be in the years around 1930.
Pendon is enjoyed by people of all generations and with many different interests.
Pendon Museum is building an ambitious model of the countryside of the Vale of the White Horse as it was in the 1930's.
Pendon Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (233 words)
Pendon Museum, located in Long Wittenham near Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, displays typical scenes on the Great Western Railway (GWR) of the 1920s.
There is a nearly exact scale model of the Vale of the White Horse on one level, with a viaduct of the type designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the designer and builder of the GWR.
Founded by the late Roye England, the layout is run a by group of volunteers, and is open to the public most weekends and holidays.
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