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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    London

    Various shots, large working scale model demonstrating British Rail's new railway at Britain's Food Fair opening at the Olympia Exhibition Hall, London, on 1st September 1964. CU Operators at the controls. CU Various shots, models of passenger and freight trains move around circuit.

    Note: Date on original record: 31/08/1964. Contemporary notes give scale of model as 7 mm to the foot, the total size is 30 feet by 15 feet. The model was made by British Rail's model specialist Ronald Beddoes aged 59 and his two assistants, Charles Holmes (27) and Daniel Fountain (29).

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    87641
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3103.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:22:00 / 02:00:03:00
    Canister:
    UN 3935 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 3935 F
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    Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
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    Temporary workspace: 9.9.2009 18:22 Model Railways MODLE RAILWAYS
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. sherlock says

    My name is G Charles Holmes. I was at the controls of this layout with my colleague Dan Fountain. This clip shows the final update that was done to this layout. To see it was a journey back it time for me of over fifty years. After its last exhibition is was broken up as nobody had the room for it.

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