Monday, June 04, 2007
My hosts were keen to show me around Devon and being a railway modeller, one of the places to visit is Pecorama.
Now I have known of Pecorama for years. It’s home of the great model railway track manufacturer Peco. Since the 1960’s they have advertised in the Todeller with a picture of the building frontage. I always thought it looked quite impressive. Very 60’s in an almost Gerry Anderson sort of way.
There is promise of a display of model railways as well as a 7¼ inch line. Something for all the family although I confess that I had a feeling the experience would have rather too many “Look a train moving, isn’t it cute” moments for me.
The other reason I was interested in going is that Pecorama is in the village of Beer. I like Beer and find the name amusing in the way that all tourists will and all residents won’t.
So we drive up the hideously steep (1 in 5 I think) hill on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
And it’s shut.
What sort of tourist attraction closes at 1pm on a Saturday during the peak tourist season ? This one obviously.
Still, the main building looks just as impressive as I thought it would which is a small consolation.