• Short Summary

    An item about a model railway that provides a tour of the world and a model of the city of the future.

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    Eastbourne, Sussex.

    C/U of a model Alpine cable car travelling clumsily along a wire to a model of a snow capped mountain, part of a large and very complex model railway. The biggest of its kind, the model is exhibited at the Winter Garden and provides a train tour of the world. M/S of a woman standing at controls in the centre of the model, around the edges children are watching. M/S of the model and Gladys Palmer, the woman at the controls. C/U of Gladys' hand operating the control panel. C/U of Gladys' face - "the only woman in the world doing this type of job". M/S of two little girls and a little boy admiring a section of the railway. C/U of a little girl, panning shot to the little boy. M/S of Bertram Otto, the man who spent three years designing and building the model, with a group of children admiring the model. C/U of Bertram smiling and nodding. C/U of a train pulling into the model of Eastbourne station. Extreme C/U of model passengers waiting on the platform as a train goes past. C/U of Gladys' hand operating the control panel. C/U panning shot follows trams running through a model of an old German town. M/S of Bertram and the children watching the trains. C/U of a train winding around a model of a hilltop village. Extreme C/U of a working model of a merry-go-round, panning shot to a model of a big wheel.

    Extreme C/U of a model of a flying saucer launch tube, tilt up to the top of the tube. M/S of the entire 'the city of the future' model (another Bertram creation), tilt down to show a group of children looking at the model. C/U of a little boy. C/U of the rocket launch site with trains circling it. C/U of more model rockets. C/U of a train coming to a halt outside the spherical "atom plant". C/U of what could possibly be a flying saucer launch pad with flying saucers around it. Extreme C/U of a model figure dressed in a space suit being attended to by two other figures, panning shot to a group of figures standing around a flying saucer. C/U of the different sections of road designed for cars, pedestrians and the auto-mono rail - all in different colours "so that the residents know where to land their helicopters". C/U of a futuristic cafe where "machines measure the calories needed by each customer". C/U of a little girl watching. M/S of the children looking at the model.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:08:00 / 01:08:08:00
    CP 244

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