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Steam Toys in Action at the Abbey Pumping Station Museum
February 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm£3
This is the event for those with a passion for real steam, but in a small scale. 100's of steam toys from a multitude of manufacturers and from all ages will be on show, with many running during the day.
For the student of model railways, there will be three layouts running Mamod, Bowman and very old Gauge 1, the latter including dribblers and similar early 20th century locomotives while the Bowman layout will also be running Bassett-Lowke, Bing, Märklin and other O gauge live steamers including a 1890’s Schoenner. This is probably the only place where these can be seen in full operation working as they were intended. Also planned to attend is a steam slot 'car' track.
Regular visitors will be pleased to know that the layouts will this year be at ground level, and there will be no need to clamber up to the beam floor.
The site narrow gauge passenger railway will be in operation, and refreshments will be available from the LMTA cafe and freshly cooked chips from the coal fired range of the 1937 Bedford chip-van.
No concessions but accompanied children are free.