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  • Short Summary

    Close-up shots of model passenger and freight trains moving around a circuit.

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


    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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    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:22:00 / 02:00:03:00
    UN 3935 F

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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