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Bekonscot Model Village and Railway in Beaconsfield UK is the world's original model village and railway begun as a private gauge 1 model railway and village in 1928. It was opened to the public in 1929 has raised over 7 million dollars for charity. With more than ten scale miles of gauge 1 railway (1:32 scale on G scale rails) the 1 1/2 acre landscaped model village consists of six 1:12 scale towns and villages, a large number of animated scenes, as well as a ride on railroad, remote control boat pond, large children's play area, gift shop, snack and picnic facilities. The buildings in the model villages are built at 1:12 scale, which makes them a bit out of scale with the trains, people and vehicles, but careful positioning and landscaping keeps that from becoming annoying. Bekonscot's outstanding website has videos of the trains, a history and intersting historical photos, details of the landscaping and modelling as well as the operation of the trains. In addition it has full information on reaching the model village which is roughly 45 minutes by train from London, close to Windsor.
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Scale Model Fairground at Bekonscot Model Village in Beaconsfield UK.Amazing Animated DetailsModel fishing village in 1:12 scale at Bekonscot Model VillageTaking Full Advantage of a Range of Landcaped TerrainsView of the hospital building at Bekonscot model village with an open view into the wards.Using Sites Where Visitors Can Pause and ExaminePruned landscaping to create realistic scenes at Bekonscot Model VillageKeeping Landscaping in Scale With Miniature Buildings
Koi among the boat models at Bekonscot Model VillageKoi Survive Amongst The Models In the Bekonscot PoolsAnimated cider press revolves at Bekonscot Model VillageWorking with Simple Animated ModelsModel airfield at Bekonscot Model Village in the UKFinding Reasons for Open Green SpaceRailway Station at Bekonscot Model VillageA Dream Garden Railroad
One of the main lakes at Bekonscot Model Village in Beaconsfield U.K.A Range of Special Water Features in One Tiny Landscape
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