Exhibitions and Events

Madder Valley Railway

John Ahern’s layout is preserved as a tribute to the modeller’s art.

This pioneering model railway is on permanent display. Built entirely by one man, it dates from the 1930s, and is a relic of the early days of scenic railway modelling. It pioneered the idea of scenic craftsmanship, and until then no one had set a model railway in a fully developed landscape. It showed what could be done, and has provided many modellers with a template for their own layouts.

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Exhibitions and Events

14 OCTOBER: FARMING IN OXFORDSHIRE IN THE INTERWAR YEARS

Talk by Dr. Michael Heaton

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Exhibitions and Events

6/7 November 2021: FARINGDON AT FORTY

An iconic model railway inspired by Pendon

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

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Exhibitions and Events

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Twelve Outstanding Examples of Pendon Modelling

A pdf leaflet to print before your visit to Pendon. It's a guide to some examples of our modelling.