Whats on at the museum

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Junior Modelling

Junior Drop In Modelling

Free school holiday Wednesday events on a 'drop-in', 'first come, first served' basis. At the end of a 30 minute session each child leaves with a completed model diorama. Suitable for children from 5 years upwards.

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Adult Workshops

Weathering with an airbrush

Led by Mick Bonwick

This Workshop covers many aspects of using an airbrush, from choosing appropriate equipment to applying the correct materials with relevant techniques.

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Adult Workshops

Weathering without an airbrush

Led by Mick Bonwick

This Workshop concentrates on hand-crafted weathering techniques. It is an opportunity to try out and compare a number of materials.

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Adult Workshops

Advanced weathering

Led by Tim Shackleton and Mick Bonwick

This workshop is for modellers with basic weathering skills who wish to progress towards something more innovative and individual.

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Adult Workshops

Detailing the Scene

Led by Mick Bonwick and Nick Wood

This workshop covers a number of aspects of detailing the scenery on a model railway. Basic techniques are used to create a small diorama.

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Adult Workshops

Making locomotive sound realistic

Led by Mick Moignard

This workshop will equip you will skills and knowledge to make the very best of what DCC Sound has to offer.

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Adult Workshops

Make Trees the 'Pendon Way' (weekend workshop)

Led by Stuart Holt

Spend a weekend learning how to make trees the 'Pendon Way'.

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Adult Workshops

Loco Chassis Construction: the Essentials (weekend workshop)

Led by Tim Shackleton

The early stages of building any model are critical. If key components aren’t straight, square, level and perfectly aligned from the start, then no amount of fiddling will ever put them right and the model will never run satisfactorily. This Workshop aims to encourage best practice in the fundamentals.

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Adult Workshops

Making Effective Model Railway Movies

Led by Andy York

This workshop provides advice on ‘best practice’ for all stages of the process of making a model railway movie.

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Adult Workshops

Creating and painting figures

Led by Alan Buttler and Tim Shackleton

This workshop provides an opportunity to create unique figures. Tim Shackleton advises and coaches participants on how to paint miniature figures.

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Museum Extra Madder Valley

Madder Valley Railway

John Ahern’s famous and pioneering Madder Valley layout is on permanent display. It is operated on selected days during the year.

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Exhibitions

30 December to 1 January: 3D photographs of the Vale and Dartmoor

New images from The Vale and Dartmoor

2018 photographs of new subjects