One place that I have known about for several years in the Bekonscot Historic Model Village and Railway in Beaconsfield.
Finally I found my way there over the weekend. The model village was started by Roland Callingham in 1929. He invited the public into his back garden for the first time in August 1929 in aid of charity. It was a huge success and the model village expanded.
81 years later over 14 million visitors later the village is as busy as ever. The models are based on the era of the peaceful years in the 1930s prior to the Second World War.
There are six distinct villages: Greenhaily; Bekonscot; Southpool; Hanton; Splashying and Evenlode – with Epwood and Bekonbury castles and and Zoo. The villages are linked by a Gauge 1 model railway.