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.

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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 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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