World of Thomas - Wimborne Model Town, King Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
N 50° 47.928 W 001° 59.431
30U E 571140 N 5627936
Quick Description: This small model railway is located in Wimborne's model town.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/25/2009 1:12:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM79ZV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
The model railway is the 'Thomas & Friends' layout with many engines from the series. Children or adults can take the controls and race the engines with platforms for the children to see being available.

There is a background board detailing the landscape and with some clear blue sky. The layout includes many different houses and gardens. Various other forms of transport are visible including a helicopter. A dock on the edge of the model houses some cargo ships.

Located in a small cabin the railway is also where Christopher Awdry can be seen signing autographs and promoting his 'Thomas the Tank Engine' books. He is the son of the original author Reverend Awdry. He is normally here every last Sunday of the month and special, advertised days.
Scale: OO gauge -1:76.2 (UK)

What is the herald of the layout? (Is there a featured railroad line(s) for the layout):
Thomas & Friends landscape and layout as per the Thomas the Tank Engine books.

What is the theme of the layout?:

What is the era of the layout? (What time period does the layout depict?):
Steam and Diesel

Is there an admission fee? If so how much..:
Adult £4.50 Seniour Citizens £4.00 Child £3.50 (3-15yrs) Under 3's free

Is this location handicap accessible?: Yes

What type of location is this layout found in? ( Museum, Club, Hobby Shop, Business, Manufacturer,..:
Model Town tourist attraction

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