Lambourn was the terminus of the Lambourn Valley Railway branch line, which opened in 1896, running the 12 miles from the terminus to the connection at Newbury. The line was taken over by the GWR in 1905 and run by them until the line closed in the 1960's.
The model depicts Lambourn during the summer of 1938. Apart from minor modifications the track layout, buildings and environs are to scale. Further photographs and information can be found in MRJ32.