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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Anglesey Model Village

In a nutshell

Gauge:  12" (coin operated)

Length: 40 yards

Opened: 1992

Location: 


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Anglesey Model Village & Gardens
NEWBOROUGH,
Anglesey
LL61 6RS 

Tel. 01248 440477

 

Date of visit: 8 August 2012

 

Key Facts

  • The railway is a coin-operated, battery operated self-drive model based loosely on Ivor the Engine
  • It is for young children only
  • The model village includes two trains (one passenger, one goods) to approximately Gauge 3 scale. They run every three to five minutes on a timer.
  • The models in the village represent Welsh prototypes.

 

Route

The ride-on railway runs alongside a children's playground/picnic area.

 

My Impressions

The ride-on model is situated in the picnic area at the end of the walk around the model village. The model buildings in the village are presented in a well-kept garden.
Stonebuilt farmhouse
Shopping street scene
Stone quarry with operating conveyor
Water-mill with operating wheel
School building
Stonebuilt terraced cottages
The railway station with both trains awaiting departure.
The passenger train starting its journey around the garden
There is a small café for visitors and an area for children to let off steam while their parents can relax with a cup of tea. The ride-on train runs around three sides of this area. Children can control the direction of travel of Ivor the Engine once a coin has been put into the slot.

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