Model railway at Bygones

Explore the story of the railway and railwayana with Bygones original 27-ton steam engine  and captivating 28 foot model railway...

Model Railway Complete Refurb!

We decided it was high time to revamp the model railway, something that a lot of our visitors would come to see year on year, but due to it having been constructed in 1987 it needed some TLC! Now the layout is historically accurate based around Britain in WW1 on the home front on one side and WW2 on the other. Hours of hard work and a meticulous eye from Ian and Pete has gone in to the design and construction. All new tracks and trains and even planes flying overhead. If you’ve never visited before or have many times there will always be something to marvel over… what next… watch this space.


 Experience life as a Second World War evacuee at our genuine Station display with booking office and real steam engine from Falmouth docks. See the original retro railway posters, beautiful pictures by George Heiron and brass nameplates from engines of the past. 

By the 1850s most parts of Britain were joined by rail
Press the button by Thomas the Tank Engine and listen to how Bygones all began

Bygones kids• Meet Peggy and the other child evacuees at the Station
• Spot Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends


Steam engine from Falmouth docks at Bygones

 Steam engine named after Patricia Cuming at Bygones


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