In 1993 the Bekonscot Model Railway was entirely rebuilt with new track, new operating system and 2-rail pickup. Lots of locomotives and stock were retired, others rebuilt and many new ones built.
Here we see some of the new trains being tested out using the 3-rail pickups before the whole system was completed.
More info at bekonscot.co.uk
Bekonscot is the world's oldest true model village - having been started in 1929 in Beaconsfield, England. We're still here now, having probably more fun than we should whilst at work. It's a super place to come with the family - we're only a few miles outside London and near the M25 and M40 motorways. Come over, see our model trains, castles and towns - and have a nice cup of tea.
Part of the Bekonscot Model Village Archive Collection. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for full details or if you have film footage that you'd like to share with us. We're a not-for-profit organisation with all monies raised being donated to local and national charities every year. Tally-ho!
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