Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Pendon Museum via YouTube

While I was in the process of putting together yesterday's post about the Madder Valley RR, I came across these other two excellent videos of the model railways at the Pendon Museum - the home of the Madder Valley RR - in England. The first has a little more footage of the Madder Valley along with a highly enjoyable B&W film shot by the narrator in the '60s(?). It also goes into other layouts at the museum, but that mainly is the focus of part 2. The layouts of Pendon are odes to English village life in the 1930s. There's great stuff here and hopefully one day I'll have the opportunity to see them in person.


  1. Ahh, the world needs more film-makers interested in model trains to document layouts and groups such as this. Thank you for finding and sharing these links. Good craftsmanship is always appreciated.

  2. There is also a brief video showing some of the techniques their model building team uses to model brick buildings: The materials and tools are all simple, but in the hands of these individuals the results are impressive. Although, hand scribing bricks into card, and individually painting the bricks, is not something I could do.