Whats on at the museum

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Families & Children

Junior Modelling

Free school holiday events on a 'drop-in', 'first come, first served' basis resulting in a completed model diorama.

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Families & Children

Family Trails

Free 'I-Spy' style family trails to follow individually or as a family that explore the whole museum.

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Exhibitions and Events

7 and 8 September: Demonstration of Arun Quay

Gordon and Maggie Gravett's latest diorama

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Families & Children

Vale Walks

Three short walks that explore Vale of White Horse passing buildings modelled at Pendon.

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Modelling Workshops

Advanced Weathering with Mick Bonwick

Led by 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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Exhibitions and Events

Madder Valley Railway

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

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Friends

Next Friends Evening

7 September 2019: An Evening with Gordon Gravett

Friends support the work of the museum and enjoy a range of benefits in return.

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Modelling 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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Modelling 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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Modelling Workshops

Creating and painting figures

Led by Alan Buttler and Mick Bonwick

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

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Modelling 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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Modelling 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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Modelling 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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Modelling Workshops

Advanced weathering with Tim Shackleton

Led by Tim Shackleton

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

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Modelling 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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Exhibitions and Events

30 and 31 May 2020: Demonstration of 'Faringdon'

Iconic model railway demonstrated at Pendon

This weekend offers a special opportunity to see Stephen Williams’s award winning layout “Faringdon” in its spiritual home at Pendon.

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Friends

30 November 2019: Friends Evening

VICTORIAN WORKING-CLASS WOMEN IN THE STEREOSCOPE BY Denis Pellerin

An opportunity to see 3D photographs from one of the finest collections anywhere, presented by its curator. Full details and booking in Friends Place. The event is exclusive to Friends of Pendon.

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Families & Children Modelling Workshops

20 February: Modelling for Junior Modellers (age 7 to 10 years)

Each modeller leaves the workshop with a finished model, but more importantly with new skills and confidence to continue modelling at home.

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Families & Children Modelling Workshops

20 February: Modelling for Junior Modellers (age 10 to 12 years)

Each modeller leaves the workshop with a finished model, but more importantly with new skills and confidence to continue modelling at home.

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Modelling Workshops

Scratchbuilding Structures from Card

Led by Nick Wood and Mick Bonwick

This workshop takes participants through the stages necessary to plan and build a small structure from card.