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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Friends

Next Friends Evening

18 May: Talk on Eric Ravilious

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

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Modelling 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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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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Families & Children

Vale Walks

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

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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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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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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

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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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

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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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.