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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2019 02:12 am
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Hi

I am just back from a month in the UK and Europe, mainly to visit my daughter who now lives in London, but also spent some time in Germany and Netherlands.

As 'luck' would have it, I was in Oxford on a Saturday and managed to spend a couple of hours at Pendon.

It is an extraordinary display. The level of skill in the buildings is awesome. A couple of the many, many photos I took will give those who haven't been there some idea of what it is like.




I am reluctant to criticise any part of the exhibition so will simply make a comment. The emphasis is clearly on the scenery and I was told by an attendant that they run prototypical trains on a prototypical timetable (a Monday to include a mail train). So there can be some time when there are no trains moving.

The visit was a highlight of my visit. (That and crossing Abbey Road  :lol: )

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Thanks for the pictures of a real slice of old England Evan.   Pendon is renowned for it's scenic work and as that's my main interest it really works for me (although I've never visited it)!


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Ken, if scenic work is your thing, you really have to visit Pendon. Even the finest photography does not do the superb work justice - plus there is so much more to see.
Get up early and make a day trip up to Pendon/Didcot. I promise you won't regret it.
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Visited Pendon a couple of years ago.
It is really a large scale diorama which happens to have a model railway running through it. Quite wonderful modelling – a real benchmark of what can be achieved.

Well worth a visit if you need inspiration!

Gordon :-)


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Gordon Curtis wrote: Visited Pendon a couple of years ago.
It is really a large scale diorama which happens to have a model railway running through it. Quite wonderful modelling – a real benchmark of what can be achieved.

Well worth a visit if you need inspiration!

Gordon :-)




Spot on Gordon. Pendon is a great tonic for all modellers, which will revive even the tiredest of mojos. I was last there in February, which was so good, that I'm going back again in May .  .  .  and I don't even live in the UK!

Fill yer boots !  .  .  .

https://pendonmuseum.com/


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Evan said: The visit was a highlight of my visit. (That and crossing Abbey Road).


Sorry to rain on your parade Evan, but the Beatles never actually crossed the road on that crossing.  It was moved further along the road some years ago! 


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col.stephens wrote:

Evan said: The visit was a highlight of my visit. (That and crossing Abbey Road).

Sorry to rain on your parade Evan, but the Beatles never actually crossed the road on that crossing.  It was moved further along the road some years ago! 

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He didn't say he'd used "the" crossing Terry - just that he'd crossed Abbey Road ......................... :hmm :mutley



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I've been to Abbey Wood! :lol:


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I, once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me?

Oh no, that's Norwegian Wood!

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Longchap wrote: ...........................................................................

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We all have our cross to bear ....................... :cheers



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I'm reformed now Peter and would hardly ever nick the wheels off your car these days. However, one good thing we've just discovered from our scouser ancestory is an Irish grandmother on my dad's side, so it Brexit goes more pear shapped than feared, which is always possible, I can apply for Irish citizenship and remain in France sans visa!

Onwards and upwards,

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Terry, according to these sites the crossing hasn't been moved.

https://blog.beatlesinlondon.com/the-abbey-road-crossing-has-it-moved/

https://www.tripsavvy.com/abbey-road-crossing-in-london-1582879

My daughter recorded the event for posterity. And then had to suffer my rendition of various Beatles songs for the rest of the day. :-)

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That's interesting Evan. Does anyone ever visit Penny Lane?
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