Exhibitions and Events

24/25 April 2021: FARINGDON AT FORTY

An iconic model railway inspired by Pendon

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the commencement of Stephen Williams’s celebrated project to create a museum-standard model of the former GWR terminus at Faringdon in Oxfordshire. To mark the anniversary, Pendon Museum has arranged for a special presentation of the layout during the Museum’s normal public openings on the weekend of 7th and 8th November 2020. 

The presentation of the layout provides visitors with a number of unique opportunities:

  • unrestricted access to both the normal viewing side and the operating side of the model, to view and photograph the layout from positions not normally available to the public
  • an option to take posed photographs or film sequences of the layout on request
  • the opportunity to operate the layout (under supervision)
  • an invitation to P4 modellers to operate and/or photograph their own models on the layout
  • discuss with Stephen the many different modelling techniques that were used in creating the layout and to see, at first hand, how this award-winning model was made.

The photograph is courtesy of Andy York and British Railway Modelling.

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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.